Departing Fireworks Traffic will be One Way (2017)

Reminder from the CCA: (seriously, if you can, walk to/from the fireworks)*

On Saturday, July 1, from about 10 to 10:30 pm (after the fireworks show) BOTH LANES of Park Road, High Street, and Tabor Street will be one?way from Claudius Crozet Park to Crozet Avenue. Albemarle County Police officers will be directing traffic at the Crozet Avenue/Tabor Street intersection.

Allie wrote in a Crozet FB group (and I’m posting with her permission)

Best Crozet day of the year! Bring chairs and/or blankets down to the route and bags for candy collection. It starts at Crozet Elementary and goes to Crozet Park.

If you need to drive down, I can give parking suggestions depending on what side of town you are coming from. People set up at least 15 minutes before the parade starts at 5.

There are usually some people handing out freezie pops before the parade starts, I know Crozet Running has in the past. It is fairly crowded from Green House Coffee to Tabor Street, and gets a little crowded again up near the park.

We live close enough to walk, so we usually walk home after the parade ends, load up …  chairs and blankets and drive to the park. It’s a suggested donation of $4 to get in (kids are free).

Everyone sets up chairs and blankets in the grass, there are some kid activities, music, and lots of food trucks, beer, proceeds go to the Park or the Rescue Squad, I forget what charity it is this year. Finally it gets dark, families break out the glow sticks, and at 9:30 the fireworks begin! I think it’s a 20 minute show.

After that, the traffic flows one way out of Park Rd and Tabor Street which helps a lot with getting out. We have always had a great time.


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$9 Million for a Road to Downtown Crozet & Square Improvements?

Charlottesville Tomorrow reports (read the whole thing)

A new report, which was prepared by Municap, Inc., proposes the developer and county split the costs of public improvements for the property, with the developer paying approximately $4.45 million and the county paying $4.72 million. The county’s costs would specifically go towards constructing a civic plaza space and a road that connects downtown to nearby Parkside Village.

The Parkside Village connector is estimated to cost $1.57 million and the Crozet Plaza $3.15 million. The report projects that the various forms of tax revenue resulting from redevelopment of the property — including real property, sales, meals, transient and personal property taxes — would leave the county with a net surplus of $18.15 million in tax revenue after the bondholders are repaid.

Here’s the corresponding RealCrozetVA FB post.

CCAC Wrap-up – 21 June 2017

Lots of stuff was discussed tonight. Crozet’s drinking water, Bike & Pedestrian update (Crozet Trails, retrofitting infrastructure), NIFI (don’t know what NIFI is? Keep reading.) Western Park funding (actually, no-funding) and a bit more.

Dig in. Lots and lots of relevant information in tonight’s meeting. Please read the tweets, and ask questions.

  • Update: I did some googling for the original Western Park plans .. my, my, those were bold (and un-funded) hopes and dreams.
    • From the Crozet Gazette. In June 2008. Soccer fields, pavilions, inflatable movie screen, pond, trails, parking along Old Trail Drive(?!). Read the whole thing.
  • And the slide deck from the RWSA presentation.

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CCAC Meeting 22 June 2017 – Drinking Water, Walking & Biking, Spending $

I heard a great line yesterday when talking to a potential client, “A closed mouth never gets fed.” The CCAC meetings are a great time to open your mouth and be heard.

From the CCA site:


The Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda.


1.  Agenda Review. (Dave Stoner– CCAC chair)

2.  Approval of Minutes (Draft minutes of May 17, 2017 meeting not yet available )

3.  Drinking Water Infrastructure Plan for the Crozet Area (50 min – Bill Mawyer Executive Director Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA), and Gary O’Connell, Albemarle Charlottesville Service Authority)

4.  Jefferson Area Bike and Pedestrian Plan Update (50 min – Zach Herman, Thomas Jefferson Planning District)

5. Neighborhood Improvement Funding Initiative (NIFI) Update (time permitting)

6.  Items not listed on the agenda

7.  Announcements & Future Agenda Items

The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here

Mountainside Getting a Memory Care Unit

Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet

Via the Daily Progress:

Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet is renovating its third floor to accommodate patients with dementia and other neurological disorders that impair memory.

The assisted living home will open a 20-bed memory care unit in November, according to a statement from the Jefferson Area Board for Aging, which operates the facility. The secured space will provide a quieter area for these patients and will be staffed by employees with special training, according to the statement.