Delivery Agent (neé MusicToday) Closing?

via Alison Wrabel at The Daily Progress:

Delivery Agent Holdings Corporation, the company that acquired Musictoday, has filed a notice that it is closing its Crozet location on Feb. 22 and will lay off 134 employees, according to the Virginia Workforce Network’s Rapid Response program.

The director of human resources at Delivery Agent in Crozet said she was not aware of the layoffs and closure notice, and requests for comment from Delivery Agent were not returned.

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, known as WARN, requires employers who are planning a plant closing or a mass layoff to give affected employees at least 60 days notice of such an employment action.

But just because company files a WARN notice does not mean the layoffs must occur, officials said. Companies that are reorganizing or selling may file the notice but may retain employees and continue operation after reorganization or sale.

 September 2016 – Delivery Agent (used to be Music Today) Files for Bankruptcy

 

h/t Crozet Today.

CCAC Meeting Recap – Transportation, Transportation, Transportation

Lots discussed in last night’s CCAC meeting.

Rather than pull highlights, please read all the tweets, after the jump. This meeting highlighted more than many the value of being present, having a voice, and choosing to make the time to attend.


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CCAC Meeting – 15 February 2017

Local government, folks.

I suspect this will be a lot of conversation about how to make transportation in Crozet better. I’ll start:

  • Better infrastructure that supports current and future traffic
  • Sidewalks and bike lanes to make walking/riding less intimidating
  • Parking plan for downtown Crozet
  • Trails interconnecting neighborhoods should be a requirement. Even retro-actively. (interconnectivity is part of Albemarle’s plan)
  • Bring in companies/jobs to encourage business development in downtown Crozet
  • Stop referring to Crozet as a “town.” Words matter. We aren’t a town.  We could be.

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Crozet Library
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Agenda
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The Vue – 126 Apartments in Downtown Crozet – Begins

The Vue – the 126 apartments coming to near-downtown-Crozet, started today. That start was the demolition of one of the oldest – and coolest – homes in Crozet.

 

A serious question – was this envisioned by the Crozet Master Plan?

Background here.

 

An Adelaide Perspective you May Not Have Considered

The owner of the property on which the soon-to-be Adelaide development sits wrote the following to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. I asked her this morning after I read it if I could publish it here.

I’ve seen a lot of the opponents’ voices, and I’ve listened to the pro-development voices, but I’d not seen the owner/seller’s voice until now.

Please, take the time to read and hear another neighbor’s thoughts and concerns.

Good discussion on the accompanying facebook post.


Letter to the Board of Supervisors

Ms. Mallek:
First, I now understand why our country is in such turmoil and dissatisfaction. It’s true, government is out of control, even at our local level. I have found this every step of the way while trying to get my property sold. I question what is the purpose of having a Planning Commission if you don’t abide by their decisions. Why have a planning committee?

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Adelaide Rezoning Fails; By-Right Development Moving Forward

via Charlottesville Tomorrow: (read the whole thing)

A divided Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has denied a rezoning for the proposed 80-unit Adelaide development in Crozet, prompting the developer to announce that he will build 35 units on the property instead by-right.

“By opposing Adelaide, the dissenting supervisors … have voted against inclusivity and against the recommendations of the experts that they appointed — the county staff and the planning commis-sioners,” Kyle Redinger said in a statement released shortly (Jim’s note: full statement here) after a motion to approve the rezoning failed on a 3-3 vote.

Further from the Charlottesville Tomorrow story (bolding mine)

“If we believe our communities are no longer accepting of the development-area model to ensure prescribed amenities and targeting growth into specific areas, then we revisit the Comprehensive Plan and the master plans,” McKeel said.

Mallek said the Crozet Master Plan is well-supported by the community, and the community does not want higher density on U.S. 250. However, she said the plan was supposed to have been updated in 2015 in part to reduce the ambiguity.

“There are several different elements of the Crozet Master Plan, and what seems to have happened is that one was chosen by [the Planning Commission] to be more important than the other,” Mallek said. “But it is the Board of Supervisors’ job to re-evaluate that.

A question on that – as it’s the BoS job to re-evaluate the plan, does the Board support the CCAC/CCA/Board of Trade re-evaluating the Crozet Master plan?

 


Two things to point out

Related from December

Adelaide Going to Board of Supervisors

The Adelaide neighborhood proposal is going to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors today.  Agenda here.

A question: if the County turn down this rezoning proposal, will the by-right result be better or worse for Crozet?  

Will the by-right neighborhood provide trails, buffers from 250, etc? Will the by-right houses be more or less affordable than the rezoned houses? (Answer: far less) — is this good for Crozet to have more expensive houses?

Crozet Today reports that Supervisor Ann Mallek is lobbying against the neighborhood:

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RealCrozetVa Facebook – Nearly end of January 2017

For those not on the Facebook …