Barnes Lumber Moving Forward — For Real!

No really, it’s actually going to happen. And I suggest a priority would be to either relocate the Christmas tree, or plant a new one as soon as possible.

via email – (bolding mine)

An Update on The Square Redevelopment Project

We wanted to share an exciting update on the upcoming projects to transform the Square and former Barnes Lumber site in downtown Crozet. As a key stakeholder in building community in Crozet, we wanted to share this information with you personally and thank you for your continued interest in and support for these projects.

As you may have heard, Albemarle County presented its plans for revitalizing The Square at the CCAC’s February 14 meeting with a primary goal of supporting existing locally-owned, small businesses. The Square project is a foundational first step in re-energizing and reinvigorating the heart of downtown Crozet and will set the groundwork for beginning the construction of the public plaza on the former Barnes Lumber site in the coming months. The County has acknowledged the importance of phasing the construction work so as to minimally affect businesses on and around The Square.

Key elements of the Square Project will include:

  • Critical street connectivity
  • Additional/improved parking
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Vehicular flow enhancements
  • ADA accessibility
  • Stormwater management

Key project milestones:

  • Right of way acquisition completion – March, 2024
  • Contract execution – June, 2024
  • Construction start – July, 2024
  • Construction complete – July, 2025

According to the current County schedule, we will see visible signs of the project underway this summer, representing tangible progress towards the very exciting process of converting abandoned warehouses and old lumber yard spaces into a beautiful, vibrant Plaza for the entire Crozet community. 

You can view the County presentation about the Square project in its entirety on the DCI website, including graphics that show how the parking, street connections and pedestrian access will be managed.  

We are so grateful to you for your continued involvement in this endeavor, and we will be in touch with you to share progress and more details as they become available.

For more information about DCI, please visit our website.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

One Reply to “Barnes Lumber Moving Forward — For Real!”

Something to say?