Monday, May 18, 2009

Meadow Creek Parkway Hearing May 19 at Charlottesville Circuit Court

The Coalition to Preserve McIntire Park and other named plaintiffs case in the Charlottesville Circuit Court will be heard Tuesday May 19, 2009 in the main courtroom at the Charlottesville Circuit Court - 315 East High Street - at 9:00 a.m. Judge Swett will hear arguments on the conveyance of city land to VDOT for construction of the Meadow Creek Parkway. The Coalition to Preserve McIntire Park has asked the judge to declare this land transfer unconstitutional because it is a violation of Article VII, Section 9 of the Virginia Constitution. The constitution requires the city council to approve all public land transfers with a 3/4 majority vote.

This hearing is open to the public and I believe will be well worth your time if you are at all interested in the ongoing discussions about the future of the Meadow Creek Parkway, McIntire Road Extended, and the Route 250 Bypass Interchange at McIntire Road - all elements of the project know as the Meadowcreek Parkway.

Members of the local media will be there, so check tomorrow's Daily Progress and other information sources for stories. I don't know when a decision will be reached on the case, but some issues may well be decided in the courtroom tomorrow.

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