New Subdivision Planned for Crozet Avenue

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Plat of the new by-right development of 24 single-family houses that will go on pastures opposite The Meadows along Crozet Avenue.
Plat of the new by-right development of 24 single-family houses that will go on pastures opposite The Meadows along Crozet Avenue.

A by-right development of 24 single-family houses will go on pastures opposite The Meadows along Crozet Avenue, the Crozet Community Advisory Committee learned at its April 15 meeting.

The CCAC heard from Jess Achenbach, whose company Red Dirt Development will undertake the project.

The 21.5-acre parcel about a quarter mile north of Rt. 250 will have half-acre lots. Two acres along Lickinghole Creek will be dedicated to the county’s Parks and Recreation Department for inclusion in Crozet’s trail system and will include a trail access point.

A new road will enter the property just north of Meadows Drive and come to a T with two cul-de-sacs.

“The lots will be less expensive than half-acre lots in other developments,” said Achenbach, who has given the project the working title “Wayland’s Ridge.” He estimated that house prices will start at $400,000. He said it is likely one builder will acquire all the lots.

“I’ll be completely transparent as we move forward,” he told the CCAC.

In other business, the CCAC finalized its liaison assignments. These are topics that members volunteer to follow especially and are similar to a reporter having a beat:

  • Neighborhood matters: Beth Bassett, Phil Best
  • Economic development: John Savage, Dave Stoner, Kim Connolly
  • Infrastructure (transportation, roads, utilities):  John Savage, Susan Munson
  • Schools: Beth Bassett, Mary Gallo
  • Downtown district development:  Dave Stoner, Lisa Marshall, Susan Munson, Leslie Burns
  • Parks and trails:  Kim Guenther, Phil Best
  • Gateway edges, buffers and rural areas: Jon McKeon (south), Mary Gallo (west), Brenda Plantz (west), John Savage (east), Beth Bassett (north)
  • By-right projects:  Jennie More, Dave Stoner
  • Police/fire/rescue:  Tom Loach, Jennie More

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