Poplar Forest planning new entrance

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LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) - Visitors' first impressions of Poplar Forest could soon be more like how Thomas Jefferson saw his retreat home.

The landmark is asking the city of Lynchburg for a conditional use permit to build a new entrance along Enterprise Drive in Wyndhurst.

A road from there would guide tourists to the Bedford County site, without taking them through a residential neighborhood.

The request goes before the planning commission next month. If approved, the Lynchburg City Council could vote in May.