Re-Store n Station Denied by Albemarle BoS

This chapter of the Re-Store N Station is closed. For now.

Charlottesville Tomorrow* reports:

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors denied a Crozet gas station’s plan to build additional office space, a drive-thru doughnut restaurant and an auto retail business and repair shop on its 4-acre lot.

Crozet Re-Store ’N Station, located at the intersection of Rockfish Gap Turnpike and Freetown Road nearWestern Albemarle High School, currently consists of 2,775 square feet of retail space, with an additional 1,000 square feet of office space on the second floor.

The owner proposed amendments to its special-use permit in December that would have cleared the way for a 20,000-square-foot addition. The board rejected the amendments by a unanimous vote Wednesday, bringing an end to a tumultuous review process.

Supervisor Ann H. Mallek recalled that Re-Store ’N Station’s original proposal for a larger building was denied by the Board of Supervisors in 2010.

“It should stay denied today,” Mallek said. “The developer has failed to make the case … that [this addition] is compelling or even warranted.”

For background on Re-store N Station, start searching here.

* Seriously. Local journalism matters. Consider donating to Charlottesville Tomorrow; without them, we’d not know an awful lot about what happens in Crozet, Charlottesville, and Albemarle.

** I really wish they’d named the gas station something different. Typing “Re-Store ‘N Station” is hard.

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