Tonight at the Firehouse at 7:30. It should be interesting. Lots to discuss!
The countyâ€™s Comprehensive Plan designates Crozet for growth. The countyâ€™s Neighborhood Model illustrates what growth should look like. The Crozet Master Plan, painstakingly developed with residentsâ€™ involvement, describes how growth should occur specifically in and around Crozet. Individual rezonings and similar board decisions implement all those plans.
Residents believe the Master Plan should be the ultimate guide. But they are not sure the Board of Supervisors is following that vision.
Adding to the confusion is the difficulty of measuring growth. Master Plan figures predict a maximum population of about 12,000 in 20 years when the area is fully â€œbuilt out.â€ Supervisors and county staff suggest a population of 24,000. And an analyst at the Piedmont Environmental Council says the number could go even higher – up to 33,000 people.