It may be hard to see, but I took this picture when riding my bicycle back from showing a house.
It is truly awesome to see Jarmans Gap being used by so many-
– kids on bicycles.
-Parents pushing kids.
– People walking back from the Crozet farmers market.
Sidewalks and bike lanes are cool.
After the two town halls, the Downtown Crozet Initiative has released their final report. It’s 59 pages long; download it, dig in, and get informed. The shorter summary is here; it’s only 23 pages long.
Blue Ridge Life reminds us that three years ago, we were in aftermath of the derecho. Fun times.
Looking at the RealCrozetVA archives from June 2012, I’m reminded that most of the RealCrozetVA conversation at that time was on Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks to Starr Hill and Duncan Robertson for the newest addition to Crozet!
The finished mural (pre-signature). A HUGE thank you to all the friends and family who made it out to @starrhillbrewery in #crozet tonight for the #mural dedication and signing. It was a great night and a great close to a wonderful couple weeks working with @charlottesvillemuralproject @newcityartsinitiative and #starrhill #brewery ! #art #painting #charlottesville #va #blueridge #mountains #banjo #fiddle #musicians #train #tunnel #paintandpoetry A special thanks to the lyrical artistry of @hurrayfortheriffraff
CCA Needs Volunteers for the Independence Day Celebration. Learn more at their site.
We need your help for just an hour or two Sunday July 5. Below is the website to sign-up to help with the Crozet Independence Day Celebration (CIDC) next Sunday, July 5, between 5PM to 10PM. There are a variety of tasks and time slots. Most of the time slots are only an hour – so there’s lots of ways to help and still enjoy the event.
When you sign-up it will ask for your name, email and, optionally phone number. No one else can see your email and phone. We promise we won’t share it. It’s helpful for us to have it if something happens and we need to let you know about a last minute change.
This seems to be a big event for Crozet!
via email –
Peachtree Baseball League of Albemarle is honored to host the 2015 11-year old Virginia state baseball tournament at Claudius Crozet Park in Crozet, Virginia. The tournament will take place from Thursday, July 9th through Sunday, July 12th. Between teams, families and fans, we are anticipating approximately one thousand visitors traveling from all over the state, including Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Virginia Beach. The winner of this tournament will move on to the Southeast Regional Tournament to compete against state champions from Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.
Please contact Kristen Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434.996.8549 for further inquiries.
Also, if you love baseball and are interested in volunteering over the weekend, please let us know! We need a lot of hands to make this a great event!
One of my favorite things about life in Crozet is the entirely-volunteer-driven Crozet Independence Day Parade and Celebration. This year the celebration is on 5 July 2015.
The parade starts at 5.
Bounce houses, games, food, music at Crozet Park starts at 6.
Fireworks start at dark (around 9:30)
July 5, 2015 is a Sunday. Why Sunday?
It’s because the fireworks companies are booked at bigger venues on Saturday night and none were available, even over a year in advance. But because our show is Sunday night instead, we are getting a discount and so can afford an even bigger display!
Charlottesville Tomorrow reports: (I’m glad to see Charlottesville Tomorrow expanding their focus on Crozet.)
“Most people in my industry think I’ve lost my mind.”
Frank Stoner of Milestone Partners shared that assessment at a recent visioning session for the Downtown Crozet Initiative. The meeting was the second community gathering to discuss design ideas for the former Barnes Lumber and CSX sites indowntown Crozet. The sites are owned by Crozet New Town Partners and are represented by Stoner’s development firm.
Stoner is taking the path less traveled in the design process. While most real estate developments create designs behind closed doors, Stoner said he believes that local support and involvement are essential to making the site a financial and community success.
“We opened this up to the public and said this needs to be a public-private partnership,” he said. “Without that, I don’t think we can be successful, but with it, I think we can.”
3. Project Updates/Information:
- Greg Harper, Water Resource Manager- Initial Review of Water Resources Program
- Mary Miller – Garage Gym – Local business seeking location
- Faith McClintic, Director of Economic Development – Introduction and Overview
- Information and discussion regarding CDBG Planning Grant – Dave Stoner and Ann Mallek
- Initial review/discussion about Community Meetings- (This will be a carryover item)
- Information about developers holding public meetings at CCAC – Jennie More and Emily Kilroy
- Overview of GIS web – Emily Kilroy
Can anyone tweet this meeting? I’m going to be with clients. #CCAC0615