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County development areas attracting growth, but homebuilders see room for more

A larger percentage of Albemarle County’s new housing in recent years has been contained in a small portion of its total land area, as directed by the county’s Comprehensive Plan. But some local developers believe that county government could do more to let them implement this growth management strategy. Albemarle’s Comprehensive Plan calls for most […]

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Cohousing community coming to Crozet

A new cohousing community will be coming to Crozet by 2018. Emerson Commons will be located on 6.1 acres along Parkview Drive off Route 240, near the Crozet Veterinary Care Center. “For some people, this ‘cohousing’ term, they’ve never heard it before, this is the first in this region,” said Peter Lazar, who is developing […]

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Crozet community prepares to ‘fight hard’ for updated master plan

Members of the Crozet community are itching to update the master plan that will continue to guide the village’s future development. At a Crozet Community Advisory Committee meeting last week, members expressed frustration that their recent recommendations have not been supported by Albemarle County staff. Former committee chairwoman Meg Holden said she thinks the CCAC […]

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Crozet Board of Trade hears downtown Crozet update

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 for a public plaza space proposed […]

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New Crozet subdivision gets support for stream crossing

A future subdivision in Crozet is one step closer to being built after the Albemarle County Planning Commission recommended approval of a special-use permit for a stream crossing at its meeting Tuesday. “This is a close call, a judgment call,” Commissioner Bruce Dotson said. West Glen — a proposed development between the Crozet Crossing and […]