Crozet Library news

Wednesday, September 20, 7:00pm, in the Crozet Library: Architect Meet and Greet with the Crozet Library Building Advisory Committee

Ms. Melanie Hennigan, of Grimm and Parker Architects, will be available to answer questions and hear comments regarding the new Crozet Library. Grimm and Parker has been hired as the firm who will be aiding in the selection of a library site and, ultimately, designing our new Crozet Library. Thursday, September 21, 7:00pm, at the Meadows (unless location is changed due to turnout), Ms. Hennigan will hold a Meet and Greet with members of the CCAC, which is also open to the public.

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.

Courtesy of Albemarle County’s A-mail: Crozet Master Plan

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has approved a contract to purchase a 0.9 acre parcel of property located at 1171 Crozet Avenue from Thomas and Martha Amato contingent upon the property being used as a site for the new Crozet library. This gives the Board of Supervisors a second location option for the new library in addition to the Old School site.
While acquisition of the Amato property, combined with the County’s purchase of the adjoining Harris property earlier this year to begin establishing the new Main Street called for in Crozet’s Master Plan, could provide a viable downtown alternative for the new library, a final site decision has not yet been made by the Board. The Board will consider a variety of factors, including public input, in coming to a final decision about the location of the new library later this fall.
This contract is evidence of the County’s continued strong commitment to the goals and community priorities established by the Crozet Master Plan and provides a potential site for a new library in the heart of downtown Crozet. Acquisition of the property would also support other critical downtown infrastructure projects including sidewalks and streetscape improvements, parking, and Crozet’s new Main Street, as specified in the Master Plan. The contract allows the Amatos to continue residing on the property for no more than three years from the date of purchase.

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