Update on old Acme Visible Record Property – 16 April 2014

April 16, 2014

Hello everyone,

I am writing to provide you with a brief update on the demolition activities at the Acme Visible Records site in Crozet.  Despite winter’s best efforts to delay the project, the building demolition of the main manufacturing facility and former credit union building at the site was completed on March 28th, 2014.   Additionally, the former carpentry building was demolished. As you may recall, the original plan had been to keep it, but there ended up being significant roof, structural, and infrastructure issues with this building. Repair costs were astronomical as compared to the building value.  The building would have been more of a liability in a potential sale, than an asset.

The final remediation strategy development as required by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) program remains on schedule as discussed at our November Community meeting. We are working closely with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to advance the project toward completion. The goal remains to have the property ready for productive use in 2016.

As always, please contact me should you have any additional questions.

All the best,


Sarah Huddle, APR
Partner, Albright Group
804.788.4485 (o)
804.248.0489 (c)