Crozet Library update

Wednesday, October 25, 7:00pm, Western Albemarle High School: Community Feedback Time!

Albemarle County Representatives and Grimm and Parker architects will solicit community feedback regarding the library and its potential sites. Community feedback from this meeting will be reported to the Board of Supervisors.

If you can, come to this meeting. A vibrant, dynamic, interesting and functional library can shape and enhance a community in a way unlike any other development.

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From A-Mail:

Officials from Albemarle County and the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library are inviting Crozet area residents to attend a public meeting on Wednesday, October 25, from 7:00 pm until 9:30 pm at Western Albemarle High School. The purpose of the meeting is to update the community on the status of the project, introduce the project consultant, and get public feedback on two location options for the new library to share with the Board of Supervisors prior to their final site selection decision.
The consultant team is led by Grimm & Parker Architects, a firm headquartered in McLean, Virginia with a 30-year history of successful library and other public architecture projects. The Grimm & Parker team was selected based on their overall public library expertise, experience with downtown and town center libraries, and their successful track record of integrating public comment and input into library design and programming decisions, among other criteria.
The meeting will include an introductory overview of the library project, a brief discussion of library design possibilities, and then a detailed site analysis of the two locations under consideration conducted by the consultant team. The consultant will then lead participants through a facilitated feedback session to generate input that will be passed on to the Board of Supervisors.
Anyone who has questions or would like more information is asked to contact Albemarle County’s Community Relations Office at (434)296- 5841.

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4 Replies to “Crozet Library update”

  1. My expectation is that they will have a very structured forum through which they will attempt to listen and respond/collect input in an efficient manner. How’s that for a long-winded explanation? 🙂

  2. My take on “facilitated feedback sessions” is that the facilitators try to direct
    the discussion in such a way that they can control exactly what’s being discussed.
    Which on the one hand keeps things on track but on the other prevents truly open
    discourse.

    But maybe that’s just me.

  3. “…the facilitators try to direct
    the discussion in such a way that they can control exactly what’s being discussed.”
    ~Callen

    In an earlier meeting the board’s representative did seemed unready for the amount of negative feedback their plan received. Thus, in the next meeting, the discussion was aimed only at the county’s plan rather then the entire community’s view…

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