One of the best things about the CCAC holding meetings at the Crozet Library is the hard stoppage time. It’s one of the worst things also when we have meeting for a big proposed development. More people attended this CCAC meeting at the Library than I recall ever having attended.
I’m sure the Crozet Gazette will have a story next month, but for now …
Watch the meeting.
- The people who attended were heavily opposed to the development.
- It’s hard to hear what people are saying when so many are so vociferous; Joe Fore managed the meeting exceptionally well, notably with his reference to Alexis de Tocqueville.
- I screw up tweet threads all the time; best way to read them is to search for the hashtag, #CCAC0423.
- Developers and the County would get less opposition to development if they would build sidewalks and bike lanes commensurately.
- Tom Loach’s About Crozet has a post about the meeting as well.
Timeline for Oak Bluff
- Community meeting: 12 April 2023
- Staff Review Comments: Due to the Applicant April 24, 2023
- Applicant can proceed to Planning Commission or request deferral to work on revisions
- Planning Commission Public Hearing: To be scheduled
- Board of Supervisors Public Hearing: To be scheduled
- A few of the tweets – any bolding is my emphasis.
- Matt Helt. Asking for sidewalk in his neighborhood for 35 years. Not another house should be built until they get sidewalk & crosswalk. How will kids get to Crozet Park? No infrastructure.
- Kate Ford from Westlake, speaking in favor of increased density. If we want restaurants, more stuff, massive concerns about building w/o infrastructure. Drove b/c it’s not safe.
- Lickinghole is a deficient creek per EPA standards (I missed the exact terminology) homes built right next to flood plains. Watch the video; she’s sharing great information about runoff, etc. — Watch this part.
- More of the “illustrative plan” – NB: don’t plan with illustrations. – She mentions preserving “a lot of trees”
- Eastern Connector in next 5 years? They are planning to do the north side first. Single family, villa, towns, 2 over 1s.
- I’d love to see what type of “smaller houses” they will build.
- Great location, easy walk to Harris Teeter. They will donate the land for the Eastern Connector. “Proposal is consistent with neighborhood designation, 3-6 units per acre” Crozet plan references “pedestrian & bicycle connectivity” but who will actually build them?
7 Replies to “Oak Bluff at the CCAC – April 2023”
If everyone wants infrastructure Before development, why did the VA Legislature do away with required Developer infrastructure profers? If Everyone wants infrastructure, why is Nobody willing to pay more State and Local taxes? Same Story different meeting…
I’d argue that the opponents of proffers had more money and better lobbyists than those who were for them.
Hi Arthur, I think many of us would be willing to pay more in state and federal taxes if there was some transparency or assurance that that increase in tax was being directed toward local infrastructure, and not some nebulous project in Newport News (just an example). I paid about $150,000 in federal and state income tax last year. I’m happy to pay a. It more if it helps our community. Rushing to develop without civic and infrastructure planning just doesn’t make sense. Most communities have well vetted strategic plans for infrastructure growth over the next 3,5 and 10 years. Thank you!
So you want to pave over Crozet? You know that Cities already exist that probably have what you need…
When you say, “Most communities have well vetted strategic plans for infrastructure growth over the next 3,5 and 10 years” – which ones would you reference?
Asked differently – which communities could we model?
We were Unique which is what attracted the problems we now have.Now that we do not have that problem we can stay with the same self-serving commmitte’s that put us where we are…
I doubt that you will find any plans just the same people that can not stand what they have helped to create here.
You are forgetting that this Community was fine before all this nonsense started. This blog is actually more useful than any committee of self-serving people has been. Give yourself some credit instead of promoting others. I still say that these committee’s are a big part of the problems we now face…