Posted on October 22, 2010 by JimName Crozet’s New Road The subject of the name of the new “main street” now being built in downtown came up at the Crozet Community Association meeting Sept. 9. Related
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How bout a classic…”High Street”?
Broadway, so the newcomers can feel at home.
I have to ask – how long have you lived in Crozet? Is it a reasonable assumption to say that you were born here?
Edward, how about a favorite of yours… Tract Street
High Street already exists between Tabor and Park.
I did research this one…there is currently no “Peach Street” – simple, historical…but might sound a little fruity…
1) Wayland’s Way
I am a new resident of beautiful Crozet – and can’t wait for the “new” downtown.
Since it goes by the historic Barnes Lumber yard, I think it should be Barnes Street or Lane.
How about Diagon Alley-LOL-the children would love it–or more seriously–Literary Way–since it will go by the new library, if we ever get it built.
I like David Wayland’s suggestion of Barnes Street or Lane (or perhaps Lumberyard Street?) I like the idea of incorporating the history of the town/parcel into the name.
Barnes street is a cute idea, I really like that idea!
Mrs. Murphy Street
How about “coming-soon” street: very accurate. Remember the Bagels store on the Corner in C-ville? The sign “coming soon” was there for 6+ years. Same with the promised library: 14 years and counting….
Yeah, but Bodo’s is such an exception. And exceptional. That delay was a choice. The library is a consequence. 🙂
One can argue how much “consequence” and how much deliberate ill will is the cause….
Is there a bodo bagel opening in crozet????
Another albeit not a very creative suggestion: New Main St, so we know the difference with the Ol’ Main. Please no naming after a certain still-alive person. I think that is so tacky or at least awkward. Charlottesville has a number of them. “Leonard Sandridge” “Jeanette Lancaster”. In many other parts of the world, street names usually refer to important people who are dead.
I think “New Street” would be a good name.
Heidi, Age 6 (until Monday)
There you have it Edward – You share similar opinions with a 7 year old.
Happy birthday Heidi!
Thank you. She is actually older than me.
J.B. Barnes was so much a part of Crozet for so many years and employed a good deal of the locals here. (who can forget the weekly poker games in the shack?) It should be fitting that the road be named for him as a tribute to his civic mindedness and good will. Perhaps Elisebeth (Betsy to us) could cut the ribbon for the opening. Who is Elisebeth? Ask a local.
Too bad the people who will choose the name know nothing about what you are talking about…
Buck Street (after long time resident Buck Sloane)
I think ” Robert Black Blvd.” would be a good name for the Main Street since Mr. Black lived in Crozet, what a Justice of the Peace..and worked in the Crozet Drug Store for a number of years.
Suggestion for Main Street name: “Doc” Davis Street
Dr. Davis faithfully gave medical service to the residence of Crozet for many years as it’s only physician and his farm is the major block of land providing for the beginning stages of growth of new Crozet. The street will pass this old country doctors office building.
I like the idea of honoring Doc Davis, but there is already Davis Drive, about a half mile south of downtown off Crozet Ave, which I understand was named for Doc Davis.
Crozet Place Drive
I am so curious as to how the new traffic pattern going through Crozet wil work… please share a map might help!
Here’s a map of the plans from October 2008.
I’ve asked the county if there’s an updated plan as well as requested
an updated timeline/schedule for bidding the project and beginning construction.
There’s web pages on the County web site that have all the details,
about what they call “Destination Downtown”
Let me know if you have other questions or better yet, bring them to
Thursday (11/18) night’s CCAC meeting.
(web site for CCAC is: http://www.albemarle.org/ccac
And a hat tip to Jim for hosting a site where this information can be promulgated.
Or, contact the Board Of Supervisors directly, [email protected].
They are the ones with the final responsibility on this and as elected
Govt. owe the citizens of the County answers to their questions.
Please not “Lumber”– it sounds much too rural and “industrial” for a hopefully-soon-to-be thriving downtown and a square with such lovely shops and restaurants.