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The Albemarle School Board once again grappled with how and when to reopen schools to in-person learning at its January 14 meeting, a four-hour affair that included debate over a new wrinkle—what to do about high school athletics. After mandating that K-12 instruction return to Stage 1 (all-online) for the two weeks on either side of winter break, then...
Engineering consultant Kimley Horn recently submitted an Alternative Alignment Development Summary to Albemarle County, presenting its recommendation on the best path for the highly anticipated Eastern Avenue extension and bridge over Lickinghole Creek. The firm considered three alternative routes to connect the southern end of the existing Eastern Avenue in Westhall down to Rt. 250, considering constraints such as...
County planning staff presented a set of six questions regarding proposed Crozet land use policies, most in a yes-or-no format, to Planning Commission members at a January 12 work session (see list of questions at the end of this story). The questions pertained to issues that Crozet residents and staff have been debating for months, and meeting attendees were...
While the ongoing project to build a community plaza and commercial area in downtown Crozet was mostly out of the news in 2020, developer Frank Stoner said much of the year was spent moving the plan past regulatory obstacles and design issues, ultimately resulting in an improved blueprint. “While it’s unfortunate that it’s taken this long, there are silver...
Slabtown Meadow on Crozet Avenue A small subdivision has been proposed for a vacant parcel on the east side of Crozet Avenue, just north of Chesterfield Landing and across from the intersection of Davis Drive. Dubbed “Slabtown Meadow,” as a section of Slabtown Branch runs through the property’s southern edge, the project currently envisions “7 residential lots on 7.4 acres” on...
The future of Crozet’s transportation matrix was discussed by Albemarle transportation planning manager Kevin McDermott at the January 27 Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting, where he presented options for solutions to many of Crozet’s most vexing traffic problems. McDermott began by reviewing items from the 2010 Master Plan that have been achieved, from the Crozet Streetscape project to...
What defines rural character, and who has the right to decide? The contentious debate over land use in western Albemarle’s countryside has of late centered on agricultural “event spaces”—farm buildings that are rented out for large parties, receptions, and weddings—and the fight pits neighboring landowners against each other in a clash of pastoral priorities. The most recent case involves...

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School Board Shifts Reopening Rules, Allows Sports

The Albemarle School Board once again grappled with how and when to reopen schools to in-person learning at its January 14 meeting, a four-hour...

Alignment Set for Eastern Avenue Extension

Engineering consultant Kimley Horn recently submitted an Alternative Alignment Development Summary to Albemarle County, presenting its recommendation on the best path for the highly...

Planning Commission Hears Crozet Land Use Issues

County planning staff presented a set of six questions regarding proposed Crozet land use policies, most in a yes-or-no format, to Planning Commission members...

Slow But Steady Progess for Downtown Crozet Project

While the ongoing project to build a community plaza and commercial area in downtown Crozet was mostly out of the news in 2020, developer...

Two Infill Developments Proposed in Crozet

Slabtown Meadow on Crozet Avenue A small subdivision has been proposed for a vacant parcel on the east side of Crozet Avenue, just north of Chesterfield...

Master Planning for Crozet Roadways

The future of Crozet’s transportation matrix was discussed by Albemarle transportation planning manager Kevin McDermott at the January 27 Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC)...

Neighbors Oppose Event Space Plan at Wavertree

What defines rural character, and who has the right to decide? The contentious debate over land use in western Albemarle’s countryside has of late...