Phase 1 - Visioning
Phase 1 - Visioning
The community visioning process is intended to build a shared understanding of master planning and existing conditions while affirming and refining the 2010 Master Plan's Guiding Principles. Community input will be used to guide topic focus and design recommendations for subsequent phases.
Over the past few months, we've heard several common themes about Crozet's character, connectivity, conservation and future implementation projects.
Before we work to develop specific recommendations, we'd like your feedback on draft guiding principles for each of these themes. We also would like your feedback on future discussion topics, where we'll work together to develop specific goals and recommendations.
CHARACTER (what makes up the unique qualities of a place)
CONNECTIVITY (how people move around their community)
CONSERVATION (thoughtful planning for recreation, greenways, and natural resources)
IMPLEMENTATION (providing the supporting tools and investments to achieve other chapters’ recommendations)
Glossary of Terms
Character:The atmosphere or physical environment which is created by the combination of land use and buildings within an area. Character is established and inﬂuenced by land-use types and intensity, trafﬁc generation, and also by the location, size, and design of structures as well as the interrelationship of all these features.
Connectivity: Connectivity refers to the density of connections in path or road networks, and the directness of links. A well-connected network has many short links, numerous intersections, and minimal dead-ends (cul-de-sacs)
Conservation: The current employment of land, the preservation of which use would conserve and enhance natural or scenic resources, protect streams and water supplies, or preserve sites designated as historic pursuant to law, provided such land has a greater value for another use than for open space use.
Master Plan: A document that describes, in narrative and with maps, an overall development concept. The master plan is used to coordinate the preparation of more detailed plans or may be a collection of detailed plans. The plan may be prepared by a local government to guide private and public development or by a developer on a speciﬁc project.
Example: The neighborhood planners checked to see if the zoning request complied with the Crozet Master
Mixed Use: Any urban, suburban or development, or a single building, that combines residential with various uses such as commercial, employment, cultural, institutional or industrial where those functions are physically and functionally integrated and provide pedestrian connections, as well as access to multi-modal transportation options.