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At its March 24 meeting, the Nelson County Planning Commission voted in favor of adding 12 more social events per year to the dozen already permitted at Blue Ridge Farm on Rt. 151 in Afton.  The approximately 6-acre property, at the intersection of Rt. 151 and Chapel Hollow Road, is identified as Rural Residential and zoned A-1. The house was built...
Crozet Park’s plan to build a new Aquatic and Fitness Center ran into a wave of opposition before the Planning Commission at its March 23 meeting, prompting Claudius Crozet Park (CCP) Board representative Drew Holzwarth to request an indefinite deferral on the plan’s permit requests. The CCP is asking for two permissions—a Special Use Permit amendment to build the...
At a March 10 meeting that was intended to reconcile differences in the Crozet land development visions of county planners versus those of local residents, the Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) again found itself at odds with the county’s recommendations. After a more than a year of lengthy meetings in which a majority of the CCAC has rejected major...
County planners and Crozet residents discussed the outlook for future trails, shared-use paths, and bike lanes at the Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting February 10. As part of the ongoing Master Plan process, county staff presented their recommendations with the goal of conserving and enhancing Crozet’s natural areas via an integrated system of parks, trails, and greenways.  Several parks...
Albemarle County schools Superintendent Matt Haas presented a $210 million budget request for the 2021-22 school year to the School Board on February 18. The funding request is a $16 million (8%) increase from the current year’s budget, fueled largely by salary increases for teachers and staff and a $15 per hour minimum wage for full-time regular employees.  “The increases...
Albemarle County changed its standard operating procedures (SOPs) regarding virtual meetings last spring, but that message was not conveyed to the Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) until six weeks ago. Shortly after pandemic restrictions began in March and April of 2020, the county decided that the “Chat” function on Zoom’s virtual meeting platform would be disabled for online public...
An offhand comment by Planning Commissioner Rick Randolph at a January meeting on land use raised an oft-considered question: Should Crozet become a town? As Randolph tried to blunt citizen calls for more county-provided infrastructure to support breakneck growth in Crozet, he suggested that a town designation could solve several problems. “If Crozet sought to become a town,” said Randolph,...

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Nelson Planning Commission Okays More Events on Rt. 151

At its March 24 meeting, the Nelson County Planning Commission voted in favor of adding 12 more social events per year to the dozen...

Park Project Hits Roadblock at Planning Commission

Crozet Park’s plan to build a new Aquatic and Fitness Center ran into a wave of opposition before the Planning Commission at its March...

CCAC Goes One More Round in Land Use Debate

At a March 10 meeting that was intended to reconcile differences in the Crozet land development visions of county planners versus those of local...

CCAC: Master Planning for Parks, Trails, and Paths

County planners and Crozet residents discussed the outlook for future trails, shared-use paths, and bike lanes at the Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting...

Pay Raise Drives Increase in County Schools Budget

Albemarle County schools Superintendent Matt Haas presented a $210 million budget request for the 2021-22 school year to the School Board on February 18....

Time for a Chat? County Changes Zoom Meeting Rules

Albemarle County changed its standard operating procedures (SOPs) regarding virtual meetings last spring, but that message was not conveyed to the Crozet Community Advisory...

What Crozet Stands to Gain (and Lose) as a Town

An offhand comment by Planning Commissioner Rick Randolph at a January meeting on land use raised an oft-considered question: Should Crozet become a town?...