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JUNE 2017

Chris Fuller has been trying for years to get someone to build his ideal place to live. As an architectural engineer at Staengl Engineering, a firm that specializes in sustainable, energy-efficient structures, Fuller would like to find an affordable, low-impact home to support a green lifestyle for him and his family. “My office is right downtown , and I’d...
The regular meeting of the Nelson Board of Supervisors was well attended by the public on February 11 when all fivemembers of the new board were present for the first time.  A dozen public comments were heard describing a variety of items, including a 911 call failing to satisfy a concerned family, pros and cons of the Second Amendment...
Hang onto your seats. With one of the largest presidential candidate fields ever and impeachment proceedings recently completed against a sitting president, the 2020 presidential election year is likely to have more ups and downs, twists and turns than any rollercoaster ride. Local voters can expect to participate in at least three election dates this year to determine candidates for...
Crozet Sports, a youth sports academy founded in 2018 and owned by local residents Justin and Jessica Byrd, has unveiled an ambitious proposal to build an 85,000-square-foot indoor sports facility in Old Trail. Citing local demand for additional training and educational space in Crozet as well as his desire to create a vital and active community hub, Justin Byrd is...
County planner Andrew Knuppel presented data on current and projected housing development and population estimates to the Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) at its January 8 meeting. Using U.S. Census Bureau data from 2000 and 2010 and census estimates for 2018, Knuppel described strong population growth in and around Crozet. Crozet’s population doubled between 2000 and 2010, from 2,820 to...
Phase 2 of Crozet’s Master Plan Update proceeded apace in a January 13 meeting held at Western Albemarle High School on the subject of commercial land use. The meeting’s goals were to begin to answer questions about what Crozet’s mixed-use centers should look like, how they should be used, and how they should transition to nearby neighborhoods. After an introduction...
Following Governor Ralph Northam’s 2019 promise to advance gun control laws in Virginia, newly elected state representatives have introduced a slew of bills aimed at restricting gun sales and ownership, including one in particular that has ignited a firestorm of opposition from citizens across the state. SB 16, introduced by Senator Richard Saslaw in November, would ban the purchase,...

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Small Wonder: Neighborhood Concept Blooms in Bamboo Grove

Chris Fuller has been trying for years to get someone to build his ideal place to live. As an architectural engineer at Staengl Engineering,...

Afton Depot Special Use Permit Extension Fails 2-2

The regular meeting of the Nelson Board of Supervisors was well attended by the public on February 11 when all fivemembers of the new...

2020 Elections to Watch for Local Voters

Hang onto your seats. With one of the largest presidential candidate fields ever and impeachment proceedings recently completed against a sitting president, the 2020...

Crozet Sports Proposes Indoor Sports Facility in Old Trail

Crozet Sports, a youth sports academy founded in 2018 and owned by local residents Justin and Jessica Byrd, has unveiled an ambitious proposal to...

County Planners Present Growth Management Report to CCAC

County planner Andrew Knuppel presented data on current and projected housing development and population estimates to the Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) at its...

Master Planning Update Continues: Commercial Land Use in Crozet

Phase 2 of Crozet’s Master Plan Update proceeded apace in a January 13 meeting held at Western Albemarle High School on the subject of...

2nd Amendment Sanctuary Movement Sweeps State, Galvanizes Local Citizens

Following Governor Ralph Northam’s 2019 promise to advance gun control laws in Virginia, newly elected state representatives have introduced a slew of bills aimed...