Crozet Community Association to Meet on Upcoming Projects
Changes are on the way for the Old Trail neighborhood in Crozet.
At the Crozet Community Association meeting Thursday night, people will get a chance to learn all the ins and outs of development projects coming to the area.
The Old Trail neighborhood's Village Center is in the middle of a large expansion that includes three new commercial buildings and additional townhomes.
"We have the commercial area of our village center almost doubling in size," said David Brockman, Old Trail development manager.
Brockman says, although most of the community feedback he has received has been positive, some people might be thrown off by all the new developments.
"That might surprise a lot of people that we have gone into such a high-energy mode and a high-growth mode for Old Trail in general," Brockman said.
A 46-room hotel planned to open in January 2015 will be built next to The Lodge at Old Trail, a senior community in the neighborhood. Brockman says the hotel will fulfill the needs of many visitors, from wedding parties to family and friends of those living in the neighborhood and tourists.
Jessica Mauzy, a member of the Crozet Trail crew, says not everybody is happy about the neighborhood add-ons. She says she has noticed a disconnect between the Old Trail neighborhood and downtown Crozet.
"There's a lot of people who really want to focus development in downtown Crozet and so some folks see, you know if you really heighten the development that happens in Old Trail, without a good connection between the two that you're detracting in a way," Mauzy said.
Brockman says there is not competition between the Old Trail neighborhood and downtown Crozet; he says the two complement each other.
That meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Field School at 1408 Crozet Avenue.