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After a full year of planning and nine public meetings, the Charlottesville City Council has adopted a master plan for the eastern half of McIntire Park that calls for the existing seven-hole golf course to eventually be replaced with a botanical garden.
The core of the proposed botanical garden will be located at the confluence of two streams in the northeast of the park. The garden would then grow as soon as golf leaves the park.
Members of the nonprofit McIntire Botanical Garden applauded the vote and hope to begin work to move in as soon as possible.
“It is my hope that a large portion of the site will be designated for the botanical garden,” said C. Colston Burrell, a member of the garden group’s board of directors.
“I do think it’s important when we’re talking about planning for the future of the garden that we specifically name the McIntire Botanical Garden group as the one we will be working with,” Norris said.
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