July 2015 CCAC Meeting Recap

Sorry for both the delay in getting this up and for not being there. Luckily, Tim and Sean were! I hesitated putting this up so late, but I’ve found these recaps to be useful from an archivist’s perspective.

Discussed –

– Meetings with developers
– Electronic sign for the Crozet Fire Department?
– Expansion of the Growth Area at 250/64?
– CDBG Planning Grant

Click through, start at the bottom and work your way up.


Crozet’s Getting a Seafood Restaurant: Public West Pub & Oyster Bar

via email:

Daniel Kaufman, owner of popular Charlottesville seafood staple, Public Fish and Oyster, is excited to be bringing his sister concept, Public West – Pub and Oyster Bar, to Old Trail. Overseeing culinary operations is Public Fish and Oyster’s talented executive chef, Donnie Glass. The seafood-centric concept will bring a number of popular favorites from the Charlottesville location such as moules frites, Oysters Rockefeller, and the popular pan roast. More casual pub fare such as a crab cake sandwich, fish and chips, and burgers will be unique to The Old Trail location. And of course, the daily changing oyster bar line up.

If you’re not familiar with Public Oyster Bar on West Main in downtown Charlottesville, it’s worth checking out so you know what to expect (hint: it’s quite good!) Their menu is here.

A seafood place is a great addition to Crozet

da Luca’s is Closing; New Restaurant Coming to its Space

via email yesterday: (lots of good comments on the RealCrozetVA FB page)

It is with mixed feelings that I need to announce that da Luca will terminate operation today. I would like to thank all of our patrons for supporting our establishment which has made possible for us to reach achievements that very few restaurants in the Crozet area have been capable of.
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Crozet Real Estate Conversation – Take 1

It’s easy to recite cold numbers when talking about the Crozet (or any) real estate market. One of the things that I really like to do is talk about real estate.

There is more to real estate insight that talking in 20 or 90 second sound bites, and I hope that’s evident in the video below.

David and I love talking about real estate – whether it’s last quarter’s median sales price numbers, prices per square foot, or where in Crozet houses are selling – real estate is something we love. Seriously.

I’ve written occasionally about real estate here (53 such tagged posts in nearly 10 year years). I’ve found that many Crozetians are interested in real estate. If you’re curious about what happened in the first half of 2015 in Crozet’s real estate market, hopefully you’ll find this interesting.

I titled this post “Take 1” because this was our first time out; we’ll be doing these every quarter. Have something you’d like us to address? Ask or leave a comment.

From the RealCrozetVA Facebook – July 2015

Just a few of the RealCrozetVA Facebook posts from the past few days …

10-12 July 2015 — Baseball Tournament, Polo, Art & Trails!

Lots going on this weekend in Crozet.

There’s certain to be music at the local venues. Anyone is free to add their own events to the Crozet Calendar here.

No, A Chipotle is Not Coming to Crozet

Borrowed from http://cvilleshop.com/store_types/restaurants-food/

Rumors have been rampant for the past few weeks that a Chipotle is coming to Crozet.

As cool as Chipotle would be, we’re getting a Burrit-oh (one assumes they’ll be serving burritos) in the Harris Teeter shopping center.

Also, a Sushi King coming in August. Here’s hoping for good sushi.

I mis-read their page; Sushi King is opening in the Seminole Square Shopping Center in Charlottesville the weekend of 24 July.

A Well-Used Jarmans Gap

walkers and riders on Jarmans Gap in Crozet

It may be hard to see, but I took this picture when riding my bicycle back from showing a house.

It is truly awesome to see Jarmans Gap being used by so many-

– kids on bicycles.

-Parents pushing kids.


– People walking back from the Crozet farmers market.

Sidewalks and bike lanes are cool.

As a reminder, this is Jarmans Gap on 13 June 2011.
Jarmans Gap 13 June 2011
Jarmans Gap 13 June 2011