What’s Going on Next to Library Avenue?

Question from a reader:

Hey Jim, didn’t find anything in realcrozetva, any idea what they’re doing at the library site?? Are they actually working on the library or parking lot? thanks in advance!

It’s the library’s temporary parking lot, will be gravel and should be completed very soon.

Crozet Library temporary parking lot

Crozet Library temporary parking lot
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5 Replies to “What’s Going on Next to Library Avenue?”

  1. Gravel = permeable paving.  What are the chances we see anything other than pavement/concrete as a parking lot surface?

      1. Gravel is certainly the cheapest and easiest.  However, it’s not too popular anymore; I can’t imagine a new library with a gravel lot.  Although, right now I can hardly imagine a library building at that location at all.

        Wikipedia has a pretty good description of the whole process:

        In our area I’ve seen gravel, brick, and cobblestone.  In other countries I’ve seen concrete pavers with grass growing in between the pavers and a canopy of trees above the lot.  Being able to have a tree covered lot is worth it in my opinion.

        There appear to be many type of permeable paving and maybe with our new storm-water runoff system it isn’t necessary but I also find it quite attractive while functional.

        It does cost more upfront and I’m not sure what the maintenance and snow-removal costs would be but I’ve been told granite cobblestones have a life span of 400 years, just something to think about.

  2. Is this parking lot going to be available for use by the public? Or is it going to be a parking lot for equipment? I am sure the church-goers would like their parking lot back…

    1. My understanding is that this is going to be a public lot. I’m not sure whose trucks those are in their parking lot; might they be associated with the church’s ongoing construction?

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