Sometimes, I take a quick picture and like it quite a bit. These are two from Tuesday morning’s bike ride.
This should be an interesting meeting, seeing as how most everyone in Crozet benefits from having a great school system. I’ll reserve my cynicism for my in-meeting tweets.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
1. Introductions and Agenda Review (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair)
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Recycling in Western Albemarle (Trudy Brement, Emma-Caroline Avery, and Maren Eanes, Henley Middle School – 20 min)
Due to illness, the recycling discussion will be postponed. Instead, our neighborhood planner Andrew Knuppel will be presenting the county’s new development dashboard and giving us an overview of Crozet developments currently “in the pipeline.”
4. Western Albemarle Feeder Pattern School Capacity and Enrollment (Rosalyn Schmitt, ACPS Chief Operating Officer – 60 min)
5. Items Not Listed on the Agenda
7. Future Agenda Items
– Joel DeNunzio, VDOT (March)
– Chesterfield Landing Phase III Review
– Albemarle County Development Pipeline Dashboards (Andrew Knuppel)
– The Square and Barnes Lumber Updates?
Piedmont Place developers Drew and Michelle Holzwarth have sold the downtown mixed-use building, considered the first demonstration of what the commercial redevelopment of the former Barnes Lumber property could resemble, to Andrew and Isabelle Baldwin of Greenwood.
Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet is being sold from the nonprofit Jefferson Area Board for Aging to a for-profit company.
She said JABA has struggled to keep the facility financially sustainable without the infusion of additional funds over the last 18 months.
“We realized that we wanted to find a solution that would allow everyone to remain where they were and would allow us to continue to be fiscally responsible to JABA,” she said.
Part of the sale guarantees that current residents would stay and that there is a continued commitment to a percentage of low-income spaces, Keane said.
Jim: Hey. I’m Jim Duncan with Nest Realty (434-242-7140).
Greg: And I’m Greg Slater with Nest Realty (434-981-6655). We wanted to take this opportunity to talk to you a little bit about the Crozet Market. When we talk about the Crozet Market, we define it as the elementary school districts of Brownsville Elementary and Crozet Elementary.
I’ll update this once I get the powerpoint of the presentation.
– Crozet Square/Oak Street
– Rt 240 improvements
– Eastern Ave – One part sooner than the other (through Parkside Village sooner than to 240)
– Tabor/Hilltop/High Street (don’t hold your breath)
– 250 pedestrian improvements coming soon
Thanks for the video, Crozet Gazette
The Western Albemarle High School Leadership Program is putting on the first ever “WAHS with a Cause,” which is our community service day.
In the past, Western Albemarle has put on service projects, but they have been contained within our school. The goal of WAHS with a Cause is to get our entire school involved in civic engagement not just in the school, but within the entire Crozet/Charlottesville community. We would love both monetary donations or supplies. Additionally, if you are aware of a local organization that could use a group of volunteers, please contact [email protected]
Thank you so much,
WAHS Executive Council
CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
1. Introductions and Agenda Review (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair)
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Western Albemarle Transportation Updates (Kevin McDermott, Albemarle County Transportation Principal Planner – 45 min)
4. Items Not Listed on the Agenda
6. Future Agenda Items:
– February 13, 2019: Western Albemarle Feeder Pattern School Capacity and Enrollment (Rosalyn Schmitt, ACPS Chief Operating Officer)
– Feb/March? Improvements and traffic flow changes coming to The Square (NIFI project status update)
Note: CCAC will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month going forward
Hi Jim- Not sure if this is appropriate for the RealCrozet page or not, but if you think it is, would you be willing to share the link where county residents can share comments about the proposed Homestay changes, please? I feel like, given the lack of hotels in western Albemarle and the amount of tourism here, this should be on residents’ radars more than it currently is. Thanks!
Learn the background here (and consider subscribing to the Daily Progress)
"How did we get here?," someone asks at this Homestay meeting.
Here are 12 stories about it: https://t.co/OSJTB8elEG
— Allison Wrabel (@craftypanda) January 8, 2019
Why do I bang the “pay money for local media” drum?
Watch this. Seriously. Watch it.
Here’s to 2019, with a look at 2018.
I encourage you to spend some time reviewing, and learning about our growing area.
- 118 blog posts
- 12 CCAC meetings
- Hundreds? of tweets
- bunches of Facebook posts
- About 82 Instagram posts
What follows is a snip of some of the highlights of 2018, as seen through the RealCrozetVA lens. The blog is the home of everything – and it’s searchable, and archived; the RealCrozetVA ecosystem includes Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I know this; the archives on the blog provide a valuable historical archive for the past decade+ in Crozet. Reminder: Facebook is evil, and I suspect I won’t be using it in 2020. (and yes, I know FB owns Instagram)
As I made my way through the year in review one thing is clear – a lot of the stuff happening now started months and years ago (see: NIFI, Adelaide, the Vue, transportation).
Crozet has seen quite a few businesses close this year.
I wonder what 2019 will bring.
— realcrozetva (@realcrozetva) December 12, 2018
As a reminder, I’m a Realtor. My career and profession is representing buyers and sellers. I write/manage RealCrozetVA, now entering its 12th year, as a service to the Crozet community, and because I think RealCrozetVA comprises a “good thing.”
- Amtrak Train Hits Trash Truck in Crozet
- Results of the Crozet survey (remember the survey?)
- The series about how *and why* to get involved in Crozet. Ended up being 10 stories. I think it was a very good, and still useful and relevant, series. Really. Schools, infrastructure, water, politics, growth. I covered all of it here.
- Crozet real estate – starting 2018. I should watch this and see how we did with our projections.
- Crozet’s Water Supply
- Trains – a part of life in Crozet
- Crozet’s Infrastructure Needs – remember the fire that shut down 240, causing all roads to be jammed?
- Crozet Trails Crew remains awesome. And busy
- How does local government work? I led one adult civics class, which was amazingly informative. Lamentably, very few people showed up. Sad, really, as I really wanted this to work. Maybe I’ll try again.
- A Thought on Growth in Crozet
- Why Move to Crozet? – I like this post; neighborhood descriptions in the words of people who live there.
- Crozet Soccer Players Seeking New Fields
- Windy Weekend in Crozet – “I feel so close to my #Crozet community on twitter…mostly during storms and power outages.”
- How does local government work? – Albemarle’s Comp Plan
- Evolving Crozet Market (née Great Valu)
- Seeking to expand Mint Springs Trails
- Eastern Avenue Coming … Soon?
- Apartments Coming to Old Trail
- The Vue (apartments) Began
- Crozet Market Deli Opened. Hooray! It’s fantastic.
- Crozet Community Garage Closed– now occupied by University Tire
- CCAC May 2018 Recap | Western Park, Crozet Survey – Meetings trudged on
- Encore Kids Clothing Now Open in Downtown Crozet (closed, now?)
- Some Crozetians got redistricted to new voting locations
- The Sinkhole in the Square – that was fun
- 250’s Ivy Bridge is Open! – VDOT kicked butt on the execution of the bridge replacement
- Mid-2018 Crozet Real Estate Market Update
- Stop at the Crosswalks
- Restore N Station Returns – 2018 Edition
- Thank You for the Fireworks! – always one of the best days in Crozet..
- Crozet’s Water Pump Station Coming Online Today
- Jefferson Madison Library – 5 Year Plan Survey
- Co-Working in Crozet idea resurfaces
- ~260 homes coming to downtown Crozet
- Help the Crozet Trails
- Crozet Indoor Sports Facility
- Jarmans Invitational Marathon – this is crazy.
- Upcoming Albemarle County School Board Meetings – Y’all should read this.
- CCAC Recap – 19 September 2018
- Being Prepared is Good (In General, but this time it’s Florence)
- Fixing the Hum at Yancey Lumber
- October 2018 CCAC Recap | Baseball Lights & more
- Re-Store ‘N Station Trying Again for Longer Hours
- Crozet Real Estate Market – Nearing End of 2018
- Autonomous Transit Shuttles! So Cool
- Crozet Angel Tree 2018 – we did it again.
- Crozet Trails Will Cross Lickinghole Creek! – finally!
- CCAC – Chesterfield Landing is growing; people were unexpectedly surprised.
- Crozet Avenue is now 25mph, down from 35mph.
- Crozet Library got solar panels.
- The 1st Annual Dark Beer Festival was fantastic
Recycle your tree at Crozet Park or Greenwood Community Center, take the ornaments and lights off first, from 26 December until 13 January