Bike Paths, Big YMCA, Master Plan

This is an exciting post, because I didn’t write most of it. Thanks to Neve Gallagher for going to the 12 September 2019 CCAC meeting, tweeting it, and writing the following. My .02 on the Crozet Park proposal, and the bike path: Need more bike paths. If they are going to expand Crozet Park, doing so without commensurate infrastructure (bike paths, sidewalks, roads) and without actually talking to neighbors, is negligent.


The community involvement in the Crozet Master Plan has exceeded the CCAC’s expectations. They had ordered pizza for 75 people and over 120 came, on Monday September 9th, to give their input. The CCAC is looking community involvement and presenting varying opportunities for it, since the Master Plan is, ultimately, for the people. 

There is a play-by-play on Twitter of the CCAC meeting if you’re looking for in-depth coverage of the meeting. 

Highlights

  • Crozet Master Plan Update
    • More community involvement than expected
    • Opened up the floor  for input on the following questions:
      • “Did anything surprise you about the workshop, on Monday September 9th?”
      • “What worked well?”
      • “What should we continue doing or what should we start doing?”
    • Majority response was that there were ample opportunities for community input & involvement and this was greatly appreciated
  • Barnes Lumber Development Road/ Bike Path Discussion
    • Doug Bates presented the initial road plan and the revised road plan to the floor, asking for opinions on the revision.
    • The general consensus was that the bike path was a better option than the bike lanes on the roads. Why?
      • A bike path is more family friendly & appealing to the typical Crozet local
    • A concern that has gone into the planning of building these roads with VDOT is the potential for this to turn into a high speed road; Frank Stoner assures that they are looking at ways to prevent this
      • Talk of raised intersections to prevent high speed traffic
  • Claudius Crozet Park Facility Proposal
    • Drew Holzwarth reviewed the Crozet Park Facility plans, explained the reasons this facility was a necessity and how, as a town, plan to pay for it
      • Holzwarth referenced past Crozet Park projects that were great successes due to high community involvement in fundraising. 

This month’s CCAC meeting had an overall theme of community involvement. Without the community input these plans will go through, building will commence and citizens of Crozet will be displeased with some aspect of the design. The CCAC is offering ways to get the community mobilized and easily put in their two cents. I suggest we all take these opportunities presented to raise our concerns and collaborate to allow the plans for Crozet to reflect our community.  

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CCAC Meeting – 11 September 2019

Anyone going tonight, who can tweet the meeting? #CCAC0919 Lots of meaningful stuff on the agenda.

Any WAHS students (journalism students, maybe?) interested in tweeting/writing about this and other meetings? I’ll pay. Adults? This request/offer goes to you, too. Please? Bueller? Text me – 434-242-7140

via email. (bolding mine)

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave, Crozet, VA 22932 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Agenda

  1. Introductions and Agenda Review (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair)
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Claudius Crozet Park Facility Proposal (Drew Holzwarth, Claudius Crozet Park Board – 30 min)
  4. Barnes Lumber Development Road/Bike Path Discussion (FrankStoner, Milestone Partners – 25 minutes)
  5. Crozet Master Plan Update Check-In #1( Andrew Knuppel, Albemarle County Community Development – 15 min)
  6. Items Not Listed on the Agenda
  7. Announcements
    a. Crozet Master Plan Community Workshop #2: Tuesday ,October 1, 6:30–8 p.m., Western Albemarle High School Cafeteria
    b. CCAC October Meeting: Wednesday, October 9, 7-9p.m., Crozet Library (Crozet Master Plan Check-In #2; Crozet, Brownsville and Henley PTO Representatives)

CCAC Meeting – 14 August 2019

via email:

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE 
Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave, Crozet, VA 22932 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. 

Agenda 

1.    Introductions and Agenda Review (Allie Pesch, CCAC chair) 
2.    Approval of Minutes 
3.    Crozet Connect Bus Update (25 minutes – Stephen Johnson, Planning Manager, JAUNT) 
4.    Crozet Master Plan Revision Process Overview (Andrew Knuppel and Staff – 60 minutes) 
5.    Barnes Lumber Rezoning Resolution (10 minutes – All) 
6.    Items Not Listed on the Agenda 
7.    Announcements 

CCAC Recap – June 2019 | Barnes Redevelopment, Water, Catholic Church on St. George?

CCAC – June 2019 | Downtown Crozet Update, Crozet Express

#CCAC0619

via email:

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEECrozet Library, 2020 Library Ave, Crozet, VA 22932 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Agenda

  1. Introductions and Agenda Review (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair)
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. JAUNT Crozet Connect Schedule Update (Stephen Johnson, JAUNT – 15 min)
  4. Rivanna Authorities Crozet Projects Update (Bill Mawyer, Executive Director, Rivanna Authorities – 45 min)
  5. Barnes Lumber Development Updates (Frank Stoner, Milestone Partners – 15 minutes)
  6. Downtown Crozet Initiative Branding Crozet Recap (Doug Bates – 15 min)
  7. Items Not Listed on the Agenda
  8. Announcements

CCAC May 2019 | Crozet Connect, 250, Bridges

via email:

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Field School of Charlottesville, 1408 Crozet Avenue
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Agenda

1.    Introductions and Agenda Review (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair)

2.    Approval of Minutes 

3.    JAUNT Crozet Connect Update (Brian Cohen, JAUNT Public Relations Manager – 15 min) 

4.    Crozet Master Plan Content Review and Update Topics: Land Use (Andrew Knuppel – 45 min)

5.    CCAC Member Discussion: Eastern Avenue, VDOT Bridge Resolution (All – 30 min)

6.    Items Not Listed on the Agenda

7.    Announcements

8.     Future Agenda Items

• Rivanna Authorities – Crozet Area Update (Bill Mawyer, RWSA – June)
• Master Plan Content Review and Update Topics (Monthly through July)

CCAC Meeting – More Houses, Crozet Express, Master Plan

via email (bolding mine) #CCAC0419

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Crozet Library
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Agenda

  1. Introductions and Agenda Review (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair)
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Pleasant Green/West Glen Stream Crossing SUP Amendment (Jeremy Swink, Stanley Martin Homes – 30 min) (Is this the one about filling in the flood plain?)
  4. JAUNT Crozet Connect express shuttle service update (Brian Cohen, Mary Honeycutt, Stephen Johnson – 30 min)
  5. Crozet Master Plan Content Review and Update Topics: Parks and Green Systems (Andrew Knuppel – 20 min)
  6. Items Not Listed on the Agenda
  7. Announcements
  8. Future Agenda Items
    1. Rivanna Authorities – Crozet Area Update (Bill Mawyer, RWSA – June)
    2. Master Plan Content Review and Update Topics (Monthly through July)

Background

March 2019 CCAC Wrap-up | Transportation Stuff

CCAC March 2019

CCAC Meeting 13 March 2019 | Traffic, Recycling, Master Plan

Via email. Who’s going, and able to either tweet, or write a recap for the blog? #CCAC0319

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEECrozet Library
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Agenda

  1. Introductions and Agenda Review (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair)
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. CCAC 2019 – 2020 Officer Elections
  4. Recycling in Western Albemarle (Trudy Brement, Emma-Caroline Avery, and Maren Eanes, Henley Middle School – 20 min)
  5. Crozet Traffic and Transportation Updates (Joel DeNunzio, VDOT – 40min)
  6. Crozet Master Plan Content Review and Update Topics: Transportation (Andrew Knuppel – 20 min)
    1. Review the first 7 pages of the Transportation Plan
  7. Albemarle County Budget Review: Crozet CIP Commitments (Ann Mallek–10min)
  8. Items Not Listed on the Agenda
  9. Announcements

10. Future Agenda Items

o Pleasant Green/West Glen Stream Crossing SUP Amendment (April)
o Master Plan Content Review and Update Topics (Monthly through July)

CCAC Meeting – February 2019 | Schools, and Recycling

This should be an interesting meeting, seeing as how most everyone in Crozet benefits from having a great school system. I’ll reserve my cynicism for my in-meeting tweets.

#CCAC0219

Crozet Library 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. 

Agenda 

1.    Introductions and Agenda Review (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair) 

2.    Approval of Minutes 

3.    Recycling in Western Albemarle (Trudy Brement, Emma-Caroline Avery, and Maren Eanes, Henley Middle School – 20 min) 

Due to illness, the recycling discussion will be postponed. Instead, our neighborhood planner Andrew Knuppel will be presenting the county’s new development dashboard and giving us an overview of Crozet developments currently “in the pipeline.”

4.    Western Albemarle Feeder Pattern School Capacity and Enrollment (Rosalyn Schmitt, ACPS Chief Operating Officer – 60 min) 

5.    Items Not Listed on the Agenda 

6.    Announcements 

7.    Future Agenda Items 
        –  Joel DeNunzio, VDOT (March) 
        –  Chesterfield Landing Phase III Review 
        –  Albemarle County Development Pipeline Dashboards (Andrew Knuppel) 
        –  The Square and Barnes Lumber Updates?