DCI Design and Dine

Downtown Crozet Initiative (DCI) presents
Design and Dine: Design Concepts for the future Crozet Community Plaza
Thursday, December 8 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM
at Piedmont Place (2025 Library Avenue)

Come view and provide thoughts on the proposed designs for the future Crozet Community Plaza.  Get a sneak peek at Piedmont Place (before their grand opening on Saturday, December 10) and the new Crozet Bicycle Shop. Free food and beverage samples by Smoked BBQ, Morsel Compass and Starr Hill Brewery.  Hot cider and a fire pit will be located at the proposed site of the plaza on the Barnes Lumber property.

For additional details and to let us know you’re coming, please visit our Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1841773719434966/

Can’t make the open house?  Email us your ideas and suggestions to CrozetCommunity@gmail.com or post them to the DCI Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/downtowncrozetinitiative

The DCI is a committee of the Crozet Community Association (CCA).

DCI: Design & Dine Open House, December 8, 2016

 

CCAC Meeting Agenda 16 November 2016

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting

Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda.

Agenda

1. Agenda Review. (David Stoner – CCAC chair)

2. Approval of Minutes (Draft minutes of October 19, 2016 meeting)

3.  Residential development pipeline, patterns, and zoning/proposed land use (Elaine Echols – 45 minutes)

4. Net v. Gross Density Calculations & Policy (Elaine Echols – 15 minutes)

5.  Discuss Focus Areas Priorities (All – 45 minutes)
(Focus area liaisons please come with thoughts on “top 3-4” priorities/goals/actions)

6. Items not listed on the agenda

7. Announcements: DCI/Milestone Crozet Plaza Design Open House – Thursday, December 8, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, at Piedmont Place 


8.  Future Agenda Items


The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
General CCAC infohttp://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=cdd&relpage=4422
CCAC Overview & Duties:  http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/webapps/boards/bc/showrecs.asp?ID=123

CCA Meeting Agenda November 10, 2016

Crozet Community Meeting Agenda
November 10, 2016
7:30 PM at the Field School

(Click here for PDF version of the agenda)

Welcome
Agenda Review / Changes and additions from the floor.
Approval of the CCA’s last meeting’s minutes (September 8, 2016) (Click here for PDF version of the minutes)
A Moment in Crozet History – Unfortunately Phil James cannot be with us tonight.

Albemarle County Police Department (ACPD) visit and update. (Evening Patrol Division)

Presentation: Barnes Lumber property phase 1 re-zoning and the issues with VDOT regarding the road network, parking, the Square, and the transect from downtown to the residential neighborhoods around it. (Frank Stoner, Milestone Properties)

Updates and News from Ann Mallek, our county supervisor.

Old Business:

  • Motion from last meeting (9/8/16) “The CCA should be the lead organization in Master Plan Revision for Crozet and to do so by creating a committee to guide the revision and survey the community with Tom Loach as the chair of the committee.” Crozet Master Plan survey committee final adoption/rejection.
  • Update from Downtown Crozet Initiative committee
    • Visit website for details: www.downtowncrozetinitiative.com

New Business:

  • Additional CCA member on the Albemarle County Police Department Blue Ridge District Citizens Advisory Team. Meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 10 AM at Fifth Street office.
  • Other?

Comments or Questions?  

Future Agenda Items?

  • Election of CCA officers occurs at our next meeting, January 12, 2017. Nominations are open for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Current officers are: President: Tim Tolson, Vice-President: Lisa Goehler, Secretary: Jo Ann Perkins, and Treasurer: Emery Taylor. Candidates must be present at the January 12 meeting or have spoken with a current officer about their willingness to serve if elected.

Announcements –  

  • Crozet Community Orchestra Concert this Sunday, November 13 at 4:00 PM at the Crozet Baptist Church. Free admission. Details: http://www.crozetcommunityorchestra.org
  • Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 PM at the Crozet Library. Details and notices on our website.
  • Crozet Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Parade will be Sunday, December 4th at 3:00 PM
  • Others?

The next CCA meeting is January 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Field School

Join our email list by signing up at: http://CrozetCommunity.org/contact-us/
This email list is moderated, so you cannot get spam because only approved email messages are sent out.  Volume is usually 4-6 emails a month, all related to Crozet & Western Albemarle events and concerns.

Crozet Park Expansion Survey

Crozet Park Expansion
Your input is necessary!

Almost three years ago the Park’s board of directors solicited input via online survey from the Crozet community and the County at large regarding ideas for new amenities at community-owned Claudius Crozet Park.

From that input significant capital improvements were triggered including new pavilions, a dog park, expanded parking and soon, a multipurpose perimeter trail. A pond-side amphitheater is planned for 2017.

We are now soliciting input on the largest of these capital improvements, a comprehensive expansion of the Park’s aquatic and fitness center.  Your input will directly guide our efforts.

Please help us take this next big step by providing your input at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/facility-expansion

 Thank you,  2016 Board of Directors, Claudius Crozet Park

Dedication of the memorial chimney, Saturday, November 5

Dedication of the memorial chimney
at Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve Park
on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Where:
The entrance to Byrom Park is on Route 810 in Blackwells Hollow.
Follow Garth Road to the Piedmont Store in Whitehall, go around the curve to the right onto Rt. 810 (do not go straight up to Sugar Hollow), Follow Rt. 810 for 7.8 miles and entrance is on the left.  Approximately 45 minutes from Charlottesville.

More details about the Chimney project:
http://www.crozetgazette.com/2016/10/brhp-memorial-dedication-planned-for-november-5/

http://www.crozetgazette.com/2016/09/this-memorial-will-be-set-in-stone/

http://www.crozetgazette.com/2016/08/secrets-of-the-blue-ridge-shenandoah-the-taking-and-making-of-a-national-park/

Background:
Albemarle Blue Ridge Heritage is a grassroots effort to create a monument, in the form of a stone chimney with memorial plaque, to honor families displaced from land now in the Shenandoah National Park. Additionally, the Albemarle project intends to construct a shelter that will including information panels and can be used for mission-related cultural and educational events.

The project will utilize living history and cultural exhibits, displays, presentations, and demonstrations to promote historical and cultural tourism, to engage the local community, and to educate future generations and visitors to the area about the people who lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains before the creation of Shenandoah National Park and who gave up so much to make the Park possible.

Phase 1 is complete: a stand-alone (non-working) chimney with memorial plaque to acknowledge and honor the sacrifices of families displaced from their homes and land for the creation of Shenandoah National Park. In Phase II we intend to construct a post and beam structure to shelter informational and educational panels regarding the displacement and the community that existed in these mountains prior to the displacement.

In addition, the shelter can promote recreation, tourism to the area and educate our school-aged children through heritage events and demonstrations of mountain culture. The structure will be built to the approximate dimensions of a modest size house in the Albemarle section of the Park survey area during the 1930’s, just prior to creation of the Park.

Additional online resources that may be of assistance to you include:
Webpage: http://www.blueridgeheritageproject.com/albemarle/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AlbemarleBRHP/
Please let me know if you have additional questions or I can provide additional information to assist in your process.  For information contact:
Paul Cantrell
Albemarle Blue Ridge Heritage Project
Steering Committee
AlbemarleBlueRidgeHeritage@gmail.com

 

CCAC Meeting Agenda 19 October 2016

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting

Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda.

Agenda

1. Agenda Review. (David Stoner – CCAC chair)

2. Approval of Minutes (Draft minutes of September 21, 2016 meeting not yet available)

3. Albemarle County Schools Bond Referendum on Nov. 8 (TBD–15min)

4. Public Meeting– Freetown Cabin Relocation to 1278 Crozet Ave (Matt Lucas–20 min)

5.  Update from All-CAC Meeting (Lee Catlin – 20min)

  1. Potential Public/Community Meeting Changes
  2. Proffer Policy Issues

6.  Discuss Focus Areas Priorities (All–30min)
(Focus area liaisons please come with thoughts on “top 3-4” priorities/goals/actions)

7. Items not listed on the agenda

8. Announcements

9.  Future Agenda Items


The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
General CCAC infohttp://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=cdd&relpage=4422
CCAC Overview & Duties:  http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/webapps/boards/bc/showrecs.asp?ID=123

DCI meeting Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Downtown Crozet Initiative (DCI) committee
monthly meeting is now
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Noon to 2:00 PM
in the Crozet Library Community Room

Our regularly scheduled first Thursday of the month meeting (on 10/6) had to be moved to Wednesday, October 5, to accommodate Mahan Rykiel’s schedule.  Mahan Rykiel is the landscape architecture firm hired to design the plaza and surrounding area with input from Crozet residents, business owners, and other stakeholders.

The DCI Committee will meet with Mahan Rykiel, the landscape architecture firm hired to design the plaza downtown, to discuss:
* Opportunities and constraints relating to the plaza design
* Master Plan options, specifically related to road and park locations
* Preliminary design concepts

Please join us to offer ideas or simply observe the progress.
Can’t make the meeting – email us your ideas and suggestions to CrozetCommunity@gmail.com or post them to our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/downtowncrozetinitiative

The DCI is a committee of the CCA.

Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Days – Fall 2016

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RWSA)
Hazardous Waste and Bulk Waste Amnesty Days

Starts  Thursday, September 29 with business collection requiring pre-registration. (To participate in this event, businesses must pre-register with CARE Environmental Corp. via email with John Doffinger (John@careenv.com) or Jim McKenna (Jim@careenv.com) and there is a fee associated with disposal.)

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center 
is scheduled as follows:

Friday, September 30, 2016:   9am-2pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016: 9am-2pm

Find out the Household Hazardous Waste ACCEPTED ITEMS here.

and then the next three Saturdays in October are the Fall Bulky Waste Amnesty Days.

Amnesty Item Collection Date
Furniture/Mattresses October 8, 2016
Appliances October 15, 2016
Tires October 22, 2016

Details on the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority (RWSA) website:  http://www.rivanna.org/hhw/

CCAC Meeting Agenda 21 September 2016

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting

Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda.

Agenda

1. Agenda Review. (David Stoner – CCAC chair)

2. Approval of Minutes (Draft minutes of August 17, 2016 meeting)

3. Discussion of Possible Expansion of Commuter Bus Service (Becca White, UVA & Brad Sheffield, Jaunt – 30 min)

4.  Discussion with Planning Staff (Elaine Echols & David Benish – 40 min) [Click here for Meeting Minutes from August- Stoner-Echols-Benish meeting on Crozet Master Plan (CMP)]

  1. Population/build-out methodology and update
  2. Master Plan update efforts
  3. Staff-CAC relationships and working together

5.  Barnes Lumber Rezoning Follow‑up Discussion (Elaine Echols and All – 30min)

6.  Brief Update on Recent BOS and PC Actions (Ann Mallek, Jennie More & John – 10min) [Click here for summary document]

  1. Adelaide
  2. Restore-n-Station
  3. West Glenn
  4. The Vue
  5. Foothills Crossing Next Phase

7. Finalize Focus Areas and Committee Liaison Roles (All – time permitting)  [Click here for proposed roles]

8. Items not listed on the agenda

9. Announcements

10.  Future Agenda Items


The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
General CCAC infohttp://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=cdd&relpage=4422
CCAC Overview & Duties:  http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/webapps/boards/bc/showrecs.asp?ID=123

DCI committee meeting with Mahan Rykiel Thursday, Sept. 15

The Crozet Community Association’s Downtown Crozet Initiative (DCI) committee meets Thursday, September 15 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at King Family Vineyards, in their library room. Mahan Rykiel, the landscape architecture firm hired for the design of the plaza, will be there for an informational session to gather details needed for the design of the plaza. They have been provided all the backgrounds materials from the Crozet Master Plan through the Barnes Lumber Town Hall meeting designs and discussions to the various Barnes Lumber property designs. All are welcome.