Community Development  |  Crozet Library
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The New Crozet Library


The Crozet master planning process established a new and expanded public library in downtown Crozet as a critical community priority. Based on their input into the master planning process, citizens strongly preferred to place the new library in the heart of downtown to provide a focal point for community activity and expand opportunities for economic vitality for existing and new downtown businesses.

As demonstrated in other communities, today’s public libraries are more than technology centers, book repositories, and quiet reading spaces, they are also focal points for community gathering places and activity centers. 

The primary mission of the new facility is to serve the library needs of the defined Western Albemarle service area with a concerted focus on both existing and emerging technologies and solutions that will support the library’s programming and best serve its patrons.

The planning and design team worked closely with community members to preserve and enhance the existing character of downtown Crozet and to incorporate features and elements into the library project that will represent and honor Crozet’s heritage.

Construction of the library supports a host of infrastructure projects that have multiple benefits for the public including the sidewalk project, shared public parking for downtown, construction of Main Street, and the streetscape project.  The library project uses public investment to stimulate downtown activity and economic vitality and represents a significant commitment to revitalization directly in the heart of downtown Crozet.


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Every month, we will post Crozet Library construction updates. Check this site to watch the progress as this exciting project unfolds!


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The Albemarle County staff contact for the library project is Ron Lilley, who can be reached by email at rlilley@albemarle.org.   


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