Second in a series of undetermined length, in which I am putting together information that will hopefully serve to inform, pique curiosity, and spur Crozetians to ask questions, and get informed and involved … for things that affect everyone’s backyards, not just their own.
If there are errors or things I’ve gotten wrong, please forgive me, and correct me.
This is the only post (so far) in which I’m throwing information out with little analysis or context, in the hopes that someone will see it for the first time, get curious, dig in, and ask questions. And maybe even post those questions here, or ask the school board (our rep is David Oberg), or the Board of Supervisors (Ann Mallek). Or, even better, have a conversation in person with a friend or neighbor.
My hope is that someone takes this as a prompt to find out more, and share with the community what they find, whether in a follow up post, or in the comments. These are ideas and thoughts, and not fully-fleshed stories.
If there are errors, please correct me. Questions, ask them.
I know that as more houses are built, and few bike/pedestrian/car/parking solutions are proposed or implemented, Crozet is going to have issues. Traffic is an issue.
Start with these PDFs
- Albemarle County’s Capital Improvement Plan Fiscal Years 2017 – 2011, Adopted in March 2017.
- And this – FY17_Adopted_Budget_P_Capital_Improvement_Program FY18_Adopted_Budget_P_Capital_Improvement_Program
Schools are getting a bit crowded
But … in July 2017
Work is underway to design new science labs and modernized classrooms for Western Albemarle High School and its Environmental Studies Academy.
A 10,000 square-foot addition to the school will include three new labs, an office and prep rooms with storage. Seven existing science classrooms and six more classrooms throughout the school building will be renovated.
The project is budgeted at approximately $5.5 million, and was funded through the 2016 bond referendum.
Looks like Western Albemarle High School has been allocated nearly $7M for the Environmental Service Academy, and Henley $2.5M for a new gym.
Crozet Elementary wants $6M for an addition, and Western wants $4.4M for an addition.
How much money has Crozet gotten for infrastructure? And how much do we need?
Discerning how much we’ve gotten is findable (below needs updating for 2017/18). How much do we need? I have no idea.
Crozet Infrastructure Needs
- I know that 250/240 is going to get a roundabout.
- I also know that the Eastern Avenue needs to happen, but it’s *way* down on the list.
- And that Tabor/240/Jarmans needs to be addressed.
- Park Road from Crozet Park needs bike lanes and sidewalks.
- And that in front of schools is an (avoidable at school times) issue. Will they add bike lanes and sidewalks?
- The schools are getting crowded.
- The Four-Way stop needs attention
- Getting out of Old Trail at school times is challenging
- The Crozet Trails need expansion, care, attention.
And that funding is always an issue. The bureaucratic wheels move slowly.
Sources of data:
- Albemarle County – Adelaide Study
- Albemarle County – Adopted Budget 2016 Capital Improvement Program (pdf)
- Charlottesville Tomorrow
Second in the series.
- The Beginning – A Conversation with a friend over coffee
- Prologue – Support local journalists & journalism
- How Much Money for Infrastructure Has Crozet Gotten?
- Crozet Population Numbers Keep Growing
- Crozet Acronyms – What do They Mean?
- Crozet Water Supply
- Notes from a Crozet Coffee Conversation
- Ongoing Crozet Projects of Note
- Getting Involved in Crozet – Where to Start?
- … I don’t yet know …