MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — Mecklenburg County commissioners released new details about the revitalization strategy for Latta Plantation Nature Preserve during a Tuesday night meeting.

The site was at the center of controversy this summer over a racist Juneteenth event description. Latta Plantation closed until further notice.

Officials want to revive the site with programming that will put equity, inclusion and compassionate education at the forefront.

“It was a tough call. It was one that had to be made. It was made, and it gives us an opportunity to take another look at what it is that we want with that site and how that site benefits the residents of Mecklenburg County,” Mecklenburg County Commissioner George Dunlap said.

Leaders say the process will include public input that will last until March, when they make their official funding request to county commissioners.