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. 


  • 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 16 November – Land Use, Growth, Politics

Lots on the agenda.


Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


  1. Agenda Review (David Stoner -CCAC chair)
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Residential development pipeline, patterns, and zoning/proposed land use (Elaine Echols – 45 min)
  4. Net v. Gross Density Calculations &Policy (ElaineEchols–15min)
  5. Discuss Focus Areas Priorities (All–45min)
    (Focus area liaisons please come with thoughts on “top 3-4” priorities/goals/actions)
  6. Items Not Listed on the Agenda
  7. AnnouncementsDCI/Milestone Crozet Plaza Design Open House – Dec 8, 5-8pm, Piedmont Place
  8. Future Agenda Items

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CCAC Meeting 20 July 2016 – What Are CCAC Roles & Goals?

Sorry for the late-ish notice; just got this via email last night: (bolding mine) — please read the CCAC 2016 Goals & Priorities Discussion Draft (PDF), and weigh in in the comments.

The Crozet Library
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


  1. Agenda Review (David Stoner – CCAC chair)
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Review of CCAC Fact Sheet and Introduction/Overview/Duties (10 min)
  4. CCAC Priorities Discussion (90 min)
    1. What are the most important issues facing Crozet? Should we advocate more for certain of these stated in the Master Plan? Which? How?
    2. Master Plan Monitoring, Review, and Update – should we do more?
    3. Public Meetings and Project Reviews – are we spending our time wisely?
    4. Are there other Issues, county processes, or things we should focus on?
    5. Need to update Committee Liaisons (Aug 2016)
    6. Are there ways we conduct business that can be improved upon?
  5. Items Not Listed on the Agenda
  6. Announcements
  7. Future Agenda Items (August?)
    1. Update Committee Liaison Roles
    2. Barnes Lumber Rezoning Presentation (tentative)

CCAC 2016 Goals & Priorities Discussion Draft (PDF)


July 2015 CCAC Meeting Recap

Sorry for both the delay in getting this up and for not being there. Luckily, Tim and Sean were! I hesitated putting this up so late, but I’ve found these recaps to be useful from an archivist’s perspective.

Discussed –

– Meetings with developers
– Electronic sign for the Crozet Fire Department?
– Expansion of the Growth Area at 250/64?
– CDBG Planning Grant

Click through, start at the bottom and work your way up.


7 Vacancies on the Crozet Community Advisory Council

Wow. Via A-Mail:

Currently, the Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) has seven vacancies. The group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Learn more about the CCAC / Review past meeting agendas and minutes.

Business community and citizens-at-large are eligible to apply to serve on the Community Advisory Committees through the online application. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Kilroy, Community Engagement Specialist with Albemarle County, by phone (434-296-5841) or by email ([email protected]).


Being a part of the  CCAC would be a great way to have a voice in Crozet.  Interested?



CCAC Meeting – 18 February

As far as meetings go, this should be awfully informative.

  • I’ll admit I don’t yet fully grasp the need for, or role of, a Crozet ombudsman.
  • Naming the new road coming from Foothill Crossing through Parkside Village to downtown Crozet (my question:  how will it be phased in?)
  • The former Moose Lodge is getting a new life
  • Keeping Polo at King Family
  • Discussion about more opportunities for public meeting about Barnes Lumber redevelopment

(one small observation, item of encouragement – lots happen in these meetings – over many, many months and years. Please, please come to more than just the one meeting that affects you. Community involvement and awareness are work – valuable, necessary work.)

Agenda after the break.

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CCAC Meeting – 17 December 2014

CCAC Meeting this Wednesday

The Crozet Library, Crozet
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
1. Agenda Review. (Meg Holden – CCAC chair)
2. Approval of Minutes.
3. Project Updates/Information:
– Questions for Milestone Partners about current state of downtown
development – Frank Stoner
– Update and questions about wind energy business – Rich Pleasants
– Crozet Artisans need to secure a new location in Crozet – Kathleen
– Downtown Zoning Form Presentation – Tom Loach
– Clarification of Mission Statement – Bill Schrader
– Information sharing about meeting with County staff regarding
economic development and how CCAC can promote/ advocate for
businesses, new and existing.
– Discussion about various topics of focus that members would like to
take on as an area of focus.
– Dentist presenting to group about idea for the Moose Lodge.
4. Items not listed on the agenda.
5. Announcements.
6. Future Agenda Items.


  • I fear and sense that the CCAC is attempting to micromanage the redevelopment of the former Barnes Lumberyard. They’ve expressed their opinions – many, many times. Let’s give the developers time to present something.
  • I’m curious to hear the mission statement clarification discussion.

CCAC Meeting 19 November 2014

Should be fun well, interesting (and hopefully Storify will work this time for the recap).


The Crozet Library, Crozet Wednesday,

November 19, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


1. Agenda Review. (Meg Holden – CCAC chair)

2. Approval of Minutes.

3. Project Updates/Information:

– Introduce Emily Kilroy and new CCAC members

– Streetscape updates/issues and celebration, safe walks to school, Harris Teeter Crossing

– Update on Barnes lumber closing – Frank Stoner

– Discussion of CDC presentation and brainstorm development issues and ideas per email I sent earlier from Dave Stoner (Jim’s edit: read that email)

– Wind energy business update and overview – Rich Pleasants

4. Items not listed on the agenda.

5. Announcements.

6. Future Agenda Items.


CCAC Special Meeting – Learn about CDCs

CCAC is hosting a meeting on Thursday night, October 2, with Nate Cunningham who comes to share his knowledge of Community Development Corporations.    Frank Stoner and Ann Mallek have invited him to come speak to us at 7:00 p.m. at the Field School in Crozet.