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Barnes Development to Begin with Commercial Block Adjoining the Square
Crozet Gazette Friday, November 06, 2015 at noon
Frank Stoner, representing the owners of the 20-acre former Barnes Lumberyard property in downtown Crozet, revealed the latest stage of plans to the Crozet Community Advisory Committee October 21, focusing on what he called Phase 1, a new block of commercial buildings next to The Square.
“This is where the planning process is migrating toward,” Stoner said. Meanwhile, a “prerequisite for success” is that Crozet needs “a clear brand,” he told the committee.
Stoner referred to the “Nelson Byrd Plan” that the CCAC reviewed in August as one “people responded favorably to” and his drawing labeled Block Plan D obviously drew on the Nelson/Byrd layout of the project’s road plan, but it shifted the town square area west into the proposed block, moving it from a location on the east side of High Street and apparently reducing its size. This location is the highest ground in downtown. Byrd said his plan placed the town square on the east side of the street in order to create a same-size companion commercial block to The Square.

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