In what is hopefully the final chapter in our series on the Arden Place connection, on November 21, 2011, construction workers demolished the path/roadway. The action came after Woodbrook Community Association President Susan Reed and neighborhood representatives requested at an October meeting with Arden Place developers that the path be removed. Regular readers of this blog will recall that in an unanimous decision in April 2010, Albermarle County Supervisors voted that the path was not to be built. An error in the management of construction drawings resulted in the path being accidentally built earlier this year.
|A construction crew demolishes the connection between Arden Place and the Woodbrook Lagoon on November 21, 2011.|
While it was not possible to return the land to its pre-path condition, Arden Place developers have made every reasonable effort to restore the land and have promised to replace the trees. Straw now covers the place where the path once stood.
Woodbrook Community Association President Susan Reed is pleased with the outcome. “I’m glad that what was voted on in public was upheld in private and I’m glad that Andy [McGinty] was a man of his word,” said Reed earlier this week.
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