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.
- 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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