Restore N Station gets points for persistence … note the dates at the bottom of this post. This has been going on for at least 8 years; it’s critical to pay attention to local government. From Albemarle County’s site Forgive the formatting … it’s theirs, not mine. Bolding is mine, however. SP201700020 Restore’n Station. PROJECT: …
For context, spend some time looking through this month’s CCAC meeting notes. via email from Bill Fritz with Albemarle County: The staff report for SP 2017-20 ReStore’n Station is now available online. If you are not able to attend the meeting and want to provide comments to the Planning Commission please send your comments to …
So much discussed tonight and a great crowd showed up at the Crozet Community Advisory Council meeting at the Meadows. As it wasn’t at the usual location at the Crozet Library, there was neither WiFi nor a time limit.
I got an email yesterday from announcing that ReStore N Station, the new gas station that caused a Crozet community battle, is for sale. For $4 million, the land and two additional lots could be yours. Update: Rachel Ryan with the Newsplex has more information. Jeff and Michelle Sprouse own the property and told CBS19 …
While Restore N Station didn’t open last summer as was expected, and site work started in July 2013, there is now a structure there.
At least that’s my reading … read the story at the Crozet Gazette. But … “Developer Jeff Sprouse, or the county, has until Jan. 17 to file an appeal of the decision.” A few background stories:
Read all about it at the Crozet Gazette.
From the Newsplex :
Following a compromise between the Board of Supervisors and project developer, Jo Higgins, the Station will move forward as a 3,000 square-foot facility instead of 6,000 square feet, it will house five pumps with ten nozzles instead of eight pumps with 16 nozzles and will operate for 16 hours a day instead of 24.
Read about it at NBC29 .
Restore N Station *Does* Need a Special Use Permit More With that preface, I received the following from Mary Rice: The proposed mega gas station/convenience store truck stop – Restore N Station – is coming up for THE big determining vote at the Board of Supervisors on
… It is once again critical that we get a large group of people at this meeting and that we have people contacting the Board prior to the vote to tell them what you think about the project as this is the vote that will determine whether or not the project gets built.
…Both the Chief of Zoning and the Planning Commission have now ruled that they believe it is likely that the project will use more than its allotment of 1,624 gallons of water per day from its well, and therefore, requires a Special Use Permit. Despite requests, there has been no traffic study, no independent study by the County to investigate the effect this project will have on adjacent neighbor’s wells, and no County analysis of the usage comparables submitted by the applicant, although there is compelling evidence to suggest that those comparables are not at all correct, (see attached information from Goeke).