Crozet Independence Day Parade and Celebration – July 5, 2015

One of my favorite things about life in Crozet is the entirely-volunteer-driven Crozet Independence Day Parade and Celebration. This year the celebration is on 5 July 2015.

The parade starts at 5. 

Bounce houses, games, food, music at Crozet Park starts at 6.

Fireworks start at dark (around 9:30)

 Crozet Independence Day Parade and Celebration - 2015

July 5, 2015 is a Sunday. Why Sunday?

It’s because the fireworks companies are booked at bigger venues on Saturday night and none were available, even over a year in advance. But because our show is Sunday night instead, we are getting a discount and so can afford an even bigger display! 


CCAC Meeting 17 June 2015

From the Crozet Community Association:

3. Project Updates/Information:

  • Greg Harper, Water Resource Manager- Initial Review of Water Resources Program
  • Mary Miller – Garage Gym – Local business seeking location
  • Faith McClintic, Director of Economic Development – Introduction and Overview
  • Information and discussion regarding CDBG Planning Grant – Dave Stoner and Ann Mallek
  • Initial review/discussion about Community Meetings- (This will be a carryover item)
  • Information about developers holding public meetings at CCAC – Jennie More and Emily Kilroy
  • Overview of GIS web – Emily Kilroy

Can anyone tweet this meeting? I’m going to be with clients. #CCAC0615

Crozet Town Hall Meeting – 27 May 2015 – Kids invited!

via email from the Town Hall facilitator – 

Dear Crozet parents and youth!

Help shape downtown Crozet – we welcome your ideas!

Please join us for a community meeting for the Downtown Crozet Initiative:  A Vision for Barnes Lumber on the evening of Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, with registration at 5:30.

The purpose of this meeting is to gather ideas and feedback from the Crozet community.  This feedback will be used in the transformation of the Barnes Lumber into an accessible, successful and vibrant center for downtown Crozet.  Information on the Downtown Crozet Initiative Planning Committee, the Barnes Lumber site, Crozet master planning and Downtown District, and other key items is available at the Crozet Community Association website:

The meeting will be on May 27th with registration, refreshments, and an opportunity to view design examples at 5:30 pm, and the Community meeting from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

The meeting will be held at the Field School – Auditorium, 1408 Crozet Ave, Crozet, VA 22932.

Please RSVP to:

Walk-ins are still welcome at the meeting. Childcare and food will be provided (please RSVP to reserve childcare). 

Recap of 20 May 2015 CCAC Meeting

From the CCA site:

2. Approval of Minutes (Click here for draft April 15, 2015 meeting minutes.)

3. Project Updates/Information:

Tweets after the break:

Continue reading “Recap of 20 May 2015 CCAC Meeting”

Town Hall on Development of Downtown Crozet – 27 May 2015

This is important, folks. They’re offering food and childcare; please, take advantage of this opportunity to learn and voice your opinion.

From the Crozet Gazette (be sure to go there and read the whole thing):

The public is invited to a town hall meeting sponsored by the Crozet Community Association and Milestone Partners, the new owners of the 20-acre former Barnes Lumber Company property in downtown Crozet, that will be held Wednesday, May 27 at The Field School at 1408 Crozet Avenue to solicit community views on how the property should be designed and economically developed. The effort is tagged as the Downtown Crozet Initiative: A Vision for Barnes Lumber.

Refreshments and design examples will be offered beginning at 5:30 p.m., with the meeting starting formally at 6 p.m. and lasting until 9. Child care and food (probably pizza) will be provided. A follow-up meeting that will show a response to input from the May 27 meeting is set for Thursday, June 11.

If you plan to attend, the organizers ask that you RSVP by May 24 to: Walk-ins are welcome, however.

Other key background information on the subject is available at the CCA’s website,

The Newsplex has a good story today about the upcoming town hall meeting.

Christine Gyovai is leading a town hall meeting at the end of the month to gather community that community insight. Gyovai says the planning commission hopes to generate realistic ideas to make the area more accessible, and economically viable.

“What kind of economic development do the folks what to see in Crozet in the future? What kind of businesses? Where will kids be able to hang out if there are in high school? Where do they want to be able to take their families to in five years or 10 years. It’s chance for people to come together and share those ideas,” Gyovai said,

Several business owners say, like Dabney, they have concerns the lumber yard will become a either residential or massive commercial development, and the local small businesses would be priced out.

A simple request – if you’re going to meeting, or participating in the conversation, please spend a few minutes reading these stories and comments – a lot of our neighbors have already expressed opinions and thoughts there.