Search: Frank Stoner
June 24, 2017
As plans for downtown Crozet continue to come together, a developer is proposing Albemarle County use bonds to finance $4.72 million worth of infrastructure projects to support the area’s redevelopment. Frank Stoner, of Milestone Partners and Crozet New Town Associates, has been working to redevelop the 20-acre property ...
February 04, 2017
Some concerns about the future of the Jefferson School City Center were allayed last week after the Charlottesville City Council directed staff to provide nearly $1 million to help stabilize one of the two anchor tenants in the historic building that re-opened as a multi-purpose civic center in 2013. As ...
December 16, 2016
Perrone Robotics, a Charlottesville company that makes software for self-driving cars, wants to relocate to downtown Crozet. Earlier this week, the Crozet Community Advisory Committee endorsed a rezoning with proffers that would make this possible. Greg Scharer, chief operating officer of Perrone Robotics, said keeping his company in Central Virginia ...
December 08, 2016
A plaza designed to be centerpiece of downtown Crozet could feature wading pools for children, a communal fireplace or a railroad-themed concert stage. At a public meeting of the Downtown Crozet Initiative on Thursday, Crozet residents offered feedback on three design concepts for Crozet Plaza, a 25,000-square-foot civic space ...
August 19, 2016
Members of the Crozet Community Advisory Committee recently received an update on a proposed rezoning for downtown Crozet. “We’re trying to build a town center that’s relevant in the 21st century,” Frank Stoner, of Milestone Partners, who is working to redevelop about 20.5 acres in the heart ...
August 16, 2016
Members of the Places29 Rio and Hydraulic Community Advisory Committees got a first look at the scope of the Rio-29 Small Area Plan at their meeting Monday. “It’s an opportunity to develop a vision for this [U.S.] 29 North Area,” said Vlad Gavrilovic, of Renaissance Planning, which is ...
July 20, 2016
Developer Frank Stoner is looking for a nonprofit to help manage a civic space that could be coming to Crozet’s town square if a proposed rezoning is successful. At a Crozet Board of Trade meeting this week, Stoner updated about 25 members of the Crozet business community on plans ...
June 05, 2016
More than a year after a public engagement process, the wheels are turning for Crozet’s Barnes Lumber property and the Downtown Crozet Initiative. “How will Crozet create an identity for itself that’s completely unique and that really makes it viable as an economic development engine for the future ...
August 20, 2015
Members of the Crozet Community Advisory Committee gathered Wednesday night to hear updates on proposed plans for the vacant Barnes Lumberyard site. Frank Stoner of Milestone Partners plans to develop the property. Two community meetings held earlier this summer included reviews of possible site plans for the area. A key ...
June 19, 2015
“Most people in my industry think I’ve lost my mind.” Frank Stoner of Milestone Partners shared that assessment at a recent visioning session for the Downtown Crozet Initiative. The meeting was the second community gathering to discuss design ideas for the former Barnes Lumber and CSX sites in downtown ...
June 17, 2015
The amount of money developers pay in exchange for a rezoning is likely to decrease significantly after a committee concludes a review of Albemarle County’s cash proffer policy later this summer. The amount developers pay per new home could return once again to levels previously thought inadequate to cover ...
May 28, 2015
A process to explore the possible future for downtown Crozet began Wednesday night with a meeting designed to get public input about the future of the privately owned Barnes Lumberyard. “This is a really tremendous opportunity to be able to shape the future of Crozet,” said Christine Muehlman Gyovai, a ...
July 22, 2014
The need for additional information on affordable housing in the area was at the forefront of recent meeting between the Charlottesville City Council and the Housing Advisory Committee. Councilors and committee members said new studies could help develop incentives to attract workforce members to Charlottesville. “It is almost impossible to ...
July 04, 2014
Facing what appeared to be a rejection by the Albemarle County Planning Commission June 19, developer Frank Stoner of Milestone Partners requested a deferral until August 5 of the commission’s vote on his proposal to develop the 20-acre former Barnes Lumber Company in downtown Crozet.
June 20, 2014
The Albemarle County Planning Commission has deferred a decision on a major mixed-use project that would transform a vacant heavy-industrial site into a new town center for Crozet. The commission and community leaders both said a deferral would allow more time for the developer to address concerns raised about issues ...
June 17, 2014
The Crozet Community Advisory Council has met twice in the past 10 days to discuss the proposed re-development of the Barnes Lumber property in Crozet. The proposal includes a rezoning of the area from heavy industrial and commercial uses to Downtown Crozet District, allowing for mixed-use development and residences. The ...
May 16, 2014
A roundtable discussion in Albemarle County on Thursday revolved around one question: Who should pay for the sidewalks, roads and schools needed for new housing developments in the county? About a dozen local developers brainstormed with the Planning Commission to create recommendations for how Albemarle might adjust its cash proffer ...
January 10, 2014
Real estate developer Frank Stoner of Milestone Partners met with the Crozet Community Advisory Council Dec. 18 at The Meadows community building to describe a development concept for the roughly 19-acre Barnes Lumber Company property in downtown Crozet. Stoner has a contract to buy the two main parcels making up ...
December 20, 2013
A new development team has stepped forward with the goal of transforming the old Barnes Lumber property into a mixed-use development in downtown Crozet. Milestone Partners met this week with the Crozet Community Advisory Council, seeking input on the redevelopment of almost 20 acres of industrial land in the heart ...
November 12, 2013
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has signaled a willingness to amend a policy that requires developers to pay cash for housing units that can only be built as a result of a rezoning. While supervisors stopped short of calling for a full overhaul of the cash proffer policy, which ...
May 12, 2013
Bikes and walking -- we all know they are possible alternatives to driving cars. In Charlottesville, the conversation is shifting to the money such transportation choices can return to our wallets and to an improved bottom line, and even how they can help with the recruitment of young professionals. About 50 ...
May 09, 2013
There's growing evidence that providing great places to walk and bicycle is a successful strategy for maintaining or restoring economic vitality. Charlottesville is consistently recognized as both a Walk Friendly and Bicycle Friendly Community and opportunities abound to promote these features as we strive to attract people to live ...