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At 10 p.m. on September 12, amid discussion of the last agenda item of a meeting that had already run for eight hours, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors’ debate over a proposed cell tower took an unexpected turn.  Following staff presentations and more than two dozen citizen comments both for and against a proposed 145-foot tower to be built...
The Crozet Community Advisory Committee meeting on September 19 began with a reminder from county Board of Supervisors (BOS) chair Ann Mallek about the role of advisory bodies like the CCAC. “Back in 2005, there was a lot of angst about how the master plan turned out, and so community advisory committees were formed to help implement the plan,”...
The Nelson County Board of Supervisors approved a Special Use Permit for a farm winery shop and restaurant on Rt. 151 across from the former Blue Toad restaurant at their September 11 meeting. The subject property, located at 9485 Rockfish Valley Highway, is zoned A-1 (agricultural) and owned by Rockfish Valley Events LLC. The applicant, Todd Rath, owner of Blue Toad...
In its quest to build a 145-foot wireless service facility on the grounds of Western Albemarle High School, cell tower developer Milestone Communications, LLC amended its application for special exceptions just ahead of the June 26 Planning Commission meeting where the tower was discussed. The changes were made in response to an earlier planning staff report, dated April 10,...
Representatives from developer Stanley Martin met recently with nearby community members about its plans for Pleasant Green, a new neighborhood of condominiums, townhouses, and villas to be built within walking distance of downtown Crozet. Sited between the railroad tracks and Powell’s Creek as an extension of McComb Street, the development will feature several innovative design elements. The project combines the 18-acre...

Taking Out the Trash

County officials cut the ribbon on a new solid waste transfer station at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC) on Dick Woods Road August 23, marking the culmination of a years-long push to increase capacity and streamline the disposal process for haulers both big and small. The 11,600- square-foot facility features a strong, coated concrete floor where dumped municipal...
Crozet road improvements are often rumored but seem to take forever to materialize. While the trek from proposal to construction can be a long haul, slow but steady progress goes on behind the scenes, said Kevin McDermott, Albemarle County Principal Planner for Transportation. Here’s an update straight from the source on seven significant projects wending their way to nearby...

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Truncated Cell Tower Wins Board Approval

At 10 p.m. on September 12, amid discussion of the last agenda item of a meeting that had already run for eight hours, the...

CCAC Hears From Community Path-Makers

The Crozet Community Advisory Committee meeting on September 19 began with a reminder from county Board of Supervisors (BOS) chair Ann Mallek about the...

Nelson Supervisors Grant SUP for Afton Restaurant

The Nelson County Board of Supervisors approved a Special Use Permit for a farm winery shop and restaurant on Rt. 151 across from the...

Update: Milestone Alters WAHS Cell Tower Design

In its quest to build a 145-foot wireless service facility on the grounds of Western Albemarle High School, cell tower developer Milestone Communications, LLC...

Pleasant Green Development Near Downtown Plans 268 Homes

Representatives from developer Stanley Martin met recently with nearby community members about its plans for Pleasant Green, a new neighborhood of condominiums, townhouses, and...

Taking Out the Trash

County officials cut the ribbon on a new solid waste transfer station at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC) on Dick Woods Road August...

Crozet Road Improvements Coming Soon (-ish )

Crozet road improvements are often rumored but seem to take forever to materialize. While the trek from proposal to construction can be a long...