Start thinking about it, because the time to voice your opinion is around the corner.
From the Daily Progress:
Crozet residents will soon have a chance to weigh in on their concerns over growth in western Albemarle County.
One topic sure to emerge: the Crozet Master Planâ€™s estimate on the growth areaâ€™s long-term maximum population capacity.
Although the board has approved major zoning to benefit the downtown area, officials said the economy has kept more new businesses from coming in. They hope the zoning and the other projects will boost the downtown area.
Other areas in Crozet â€” including the Old Trail development and a segment of U.S. 250 where a new Harris Teeter grocery store is poised to open and other businesses already are in place â€” have seen a burst of retail activity. Some see that growth as a complement to downtown Crozet, while others fear it will siphon business from the villageâ€™s center.
Mallek said she hopes the revision process will help â€œtake away a cloud that hangs overâ€ the Master Plan. She said the questionnaire is just one of the first steps in deciding what changes need to be made.
â€œI think weâ€™re going to get wonderful responses [from the questionnaire],â€ Mallek said. â€œThe people in Crozet are very involved in how their community is going to be. We expect that to continue as we go through this process.â€
In the next six weeks, residents will be able to fill out the questionnaire online or on paper. They can pick up questionnaires, which will have 30 to 40 questions, at the Crozet Library or at a town hall meeting county officials plan to host next month.
My vision is a work in progress –
1 – Downtown Crozet is the hub of Crozet.
2 – Old Trail gets built out and becomes a vibrant part of the Crozet Community (this is a two-way street that requires effort and acceptance of Old Trail for Crozet and Crozet for Old Trail).
3 – We become a bike able and walkable community.