More opinion to come … The Crozet Gazette has the story on the closing of the Square’s parking lot.
Buckingham Branch Railroad will close The Square to parking and storage of materials within the next 30 days to protect itself from liability and safety issues.
And to whomever “cussed out” the railroad employees … thanks.
The more I think about this, the more I fear for the future of Downtown Crozet. If this parking lot is closed, rather than having a fence built, Crozet will cede its relevance to Old Trail. That the County didn’t continue the leases seems irresponsible, at best.
The County has a responsibility and commitment to ensure that Crozet has the possibility of a future.
The Great Valu shopping center sadly looks dilapidated; the lack of signage contributes greatly to this and the whole thing reflects poorly on what Crozet wants to be – a nice place to live.
I ask the County of Albemarle, Ms. Mallek and CSX/Buckingham Branch to work this out to the point that a fence is built rather than shutting down the entire parking lot.