Destination Downtown: Crozet Streetscape Project, Sidewalks, Stormwater
Crozet is a very desirable community with a growing residential population and expanding businesses, schools, recreation facilities and cultural offerings. Crozet's downtown area has been a vital part of the community since its inception. The Crozet community is committed to downtown as the focal point and community center of Crozet, and the streetscape project and other downtown enhancements will help foster economic vitality as well as preserve and accentuate the historic character of Downtown Crozet. The first phase of this project has been completed and included the installation of a new stormwater drainage system at the Three Notch’d Road (Rte 240)/Crozet Avenue intersection extending northward along Crozet Avenue. It also encompassed the pedestrian and streetscape enhancements at the intersection extending through the railroad overpass to the “Square”.
The next area for streetscape enhancements will be along Crozet Avenue to Tabor Street, and also begins the construction of new Main Street to provide access to the proposed Downtown Crozet Library. Enhancements will include sidewalks, street trees, pedestrian/street lighting, crosswalks, benches (and other street amenities), bike lanes and removal of existing overhead utility lines and poles. Drainage improvements will include curbs, gutters and a new stormwater drainage system. With so much construction activity planned for downtown Crozet, the coordination and timing of these projects is crucial to maintain traffic and pedestrian movements. There will be opportunities for public input as these projects proceed. A new regional stormwater management facility is currently being designed and will be constructed to serve the streetscape project, Jarmans Gap Road and downtown Crozet. We are continuing to explore with VDOT any opportunity to possibly coordinate the construction of the first block (Crozet Ave. to Carter St.) of the VDOT Jarmans Gap Road improvements project with the streetscape project.
The streetscape project is an essential step in achieving the goals of the Crozet Master Plan by improving pedestrian connectivity within downtown Crozet, providing economic benefits and increased vitality for business owners, balancing the needs of all users including vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists, and aesthetically enhancing the entry way and main thoroughfare of downtown. This phase of the project is being funded in part by a Transportation Enhancement Program grant through the Virginia Department of Transportation.
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The Albemarle County Office of Facilities Development will serve as a contact point for the Downtown Crozet Streetscape Project. Please feel free to email Jack Kelsey or call at (434) 872-4501.
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