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File #: 22-283    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Action Items
File created: 4/25/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/18/2022 Final action:
Title: Byrom Park Addition
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Map of Existing Byrom Park, 2. Att.B - Plat of Proposed Park Addition (Tract D), 3. Att.C - Donation Proposal Letter re Byrom Park Additio, 4. Att.D - Resolution
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AGENDA DATE: 5/18/2022

Byrom Park Addition

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Consider accepting a proposed donation of additional land to the Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve Park (Byrom Park)

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Henry, Hudson, Herrick, Crickenberger, Smith, Padalino

PRESENTER (S): Tim Padalino


REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve Park (Byrom Park) is an existing County park totaling approximately 615 acres in the White Hall Magisterial District (Attachment A). In September 2021, Albemarle County Parks and Recreation (ACPR) staff was initially contacted by a private donor, Ms. Terry Grant, who expressed interest in purchasing and voluntarily donating to the County an undeveloped 65-acre property (shown in Attachment B) that adjoins Byrom Park. ACPR staff performed a site visit to the property, analyzed its suitability for park uses and operations, and expressed to Ms. Grant staff interest in and support for the proposed donation. Ms. Grant provided a donation proposal in writing on October 27, 2021 (Attachment C).

Following consultation with the Board in December 2021, County staff has continued coordinating the proposed donation with Ms. Grant and her attorney. As part of that coordination process, Ms. Grant entered a purchase contract with a target closing date of May 30. During this feasibility period, ACPR staff retained consultant Draper Aden Associates to conduct a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment. Completed on March 31, 2022, the assessment found "no recognized environmental conditions" at this property. Additionally, a satisfactory title search was completed on March 5, 2022.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Natural Resources Stewardship - Thoughtfully protect and manage Albemarle County's ecosystems and natural resources in both the rural and development areas to safeguard the quality of life of current and future generations....

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