House might be heading to Linear Park

Linear Park would gain a garage sized building.

Many don’t realize that the little narrow stretch of green that runs along Belvidere to the James River and at time is behind a brick wall is actually a city park called Linear Park. The city however failed to purchase all the land along that green stretch and one enterprising Oregon Hill resident bought the section and plans to build a house.

CBS6 has the full story.

“Absolutely, it no longer becomes Linear Park,” said Oregon Hill resident Bob Fuller. “It becomes more like a prison yard.”

The proposed house already in the planning pipeline would back right up to the large “Guardian of the Park” monument, commissioned by the city and created by one of Oregon Hill’s history-minded residents, Charles Poole. The house would cap off the park about three-quarters of the way down to the river, creating a visual bottleneck at Holly Street.

The section marked in yellow above is where I believe the land is located but according to the story on CBS6 it is described as garage sized so developement would not take all that space.

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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