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Phase 3: Draft Future Land Use Plan & Recommendations

Phase 3: Draft Future Land Use Plan & Recommendations

PHASE 3 | DRAFT FUTURE LAND USE PLAN & RECOMMENDATIONS

This is an online opportunity to review the draft Future Land Use Plan and associated recommendations for the 2020-2021 Crozet Master Plan. These recommendations are based on collaborative work with community members, staff research and site analysis over the past year.

 

 

Since September 2019, County staff have been collaborating with community members, the Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) and local organizations to develop a draft Future Land Use Plan. 

Below is a list of community events held to date: 

  • Imagine Crozet Community Workshop #1 (09/09/19)
  • "Coffee Talk" with County staff at Mudhouse (09/19/19)
  • Imagine Crozet Community Workshop #2 (10/01/19)
  • "Coffee Talk" with County staff at Grit Coffee (10/17/19)
  • Crozet Character & Connectivity Tour (10/26/19)
  • "Coffee Talk" with County staff at Green House Coffee (11/21/19)
  • Character Community Workshop #1 - Land Use (01/13/20)
  • Character Community Workshop #2 - Land Use (02/06/20)
  • Housing Focused Conversations (2 sessions - 02/21/20)
  • Architecture & Preservation Focus Group (Virtual - April 2020)
  • CCAC Work Session - Land Use #1 (06/20/20) 
  • CCAC Work Session - Land Use #2 (07/08/20)
  • CCAC Meeting - Planning Commission Work Session Recap (09/09/20)

The below information is an overview of the DRAFT Crozet Future Land Use Plan. Please click "continue" at the bottom of this page to provide feedback.

DRAFT 2020 CROZET FUTURE LAND USE PLAN

DRAFT 2020 CROZET FUTURE LAND USE CATEGORIES

KEY CONCEPTS & DEFINITIONS

WHAT IS A "MASTER PLAN"? 

A Master Plan is a collaboratively developed document that describes a community’s vision for future development, using text, maps and diagrams. In Albemarle County, Master Plans are used to guide future public and private development and to coordinate and prepare more detailed plans.  
 

WHAT IS A "FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATION"?
Future Land Use Designations, or "land uses" set a long-range vision for a specific property and illustrate the expectations for future use and development patterns for land within the County.
 
Future Land Use Designations typically include descriptions and recommendations for future uses on a property (such as office, residential, commercial, mixed-use) and some guidance on building form such as height, massing, and density. 
 
HOW IS A FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATION DIFFERENT THAN ZONING?
Most cities and counties have rules about what you can build and where. What a property owner can build depends on where – or what zoning district – their property is located within. Albemarle County uses zoning to group land into different areas – or zones – to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of its community members. Zoning carries the force of law and establishes regulations for each property in the County.
 
Land Use Designations are found in the Comprehensive Plan and do not carry the force of law, but can inform decisions on future policy changes such as zoning map or zoning text amendments.
 
WHAT IS THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP?
The Future Land Use Map identifies the Future Land Use designation for each parcel within a specific area. A key is used with different colors and patterns that represent a different Future Land Use category.
 
WHAT IS A "CENTER"?
A center is a focal point of activity serving the surrounding area. Centers can vary in size and scale, ranging from neighborhood and regional-serving activities and uses. The types of centers that Albemarle County uses to categorize areas are:
  • Town Center: The focal point for cultural and commercial activities in a place that has a mixture of uses in a walkable and compact development pattern.
  • Village Center: The focal point for a place with small-scale, commercial and service uses, at a larger scale than a Neighborhood Center.
  • Neighborhood Center: A neighborhood-serving center of activity focused around an improved transit stop and/or public amenity space, with residential and small-scale commercial uses nearby. 

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK! 

There are several upcoming opportunities to share feedback on the draft Future Land Use Plan, including: 

  • Fill out this online feedback form! 
  • Attend the Crozet Community Advisory Committee's Special Meeting about this topic on Wednesday, September 23rd from 12-1:30 PM 
  • Attend the Albemarle County Planning Commission's work session about this topic on Tuesday, October 20th at 6pm