City council considers ACAC-like rec center
During a City council session last night, Charlottesville Parks Director Mike Svetz presented three new development options for Charlottesville’s park system. ACAC....eat your heart out!
Option 1. Build a 100,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose facility in McIntire Park. This would include an indoor/outdoor pool and fitness and wellness rooms.
Option 2. Expand indoor facilities at Tonsler, Carver, and Washington and upgrade Smith, Crow, and Onesty (Meade Park) pools.
Option 3. Develop one major indoor/outdoor pool and expand Tonsler, Carver, and Washington to achieve a total of 50,000 sq. ft. of new space, i.e. gymnasium and wellness and fitness rooms.
At the end of the meeting, Council directed the Parks Department to have a consultant do a feasibility study of all three options. According to one source, council member Blake Caravati wants a decision made before he leaves office in April.