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.

During this master planning process, we invite you to think about the “uses” that occur in different areas of Crozet. Examples of Future Land Uses include residential, commercial, light industrial, open space/parks and even mixed-use. Additionally, we invite you to think about the scale or intensity of development across different areas of Crozet.

Below is a planning graphic that shows different scales of development as it transitions from rural to urban: 

During the January 13th Character & Land Use Workshop, staff and community members discussed the community's centers of activity (Downtown, Starr Hill/Music Today, Old Trail and Clover Lawn) and the edges of Crozet.

If you weren’t able to attend or have additional thoughts you’d like to contribute, fill out this online questionnaire to share your perspective!

We expect this questionnaire to take around 15-20 minutes to fill out. Each response is recorded individually. If you aren't able to respond to every question all at once, you may come back at any time and resume.

Glossary of Terms (Phase 2)

Master Plan: A policy document providing a long range vision for land use and development, transportation, and parks and green systems for one of the County's Development Areas. Master Plans typically contain narrative text, maps, a vision statement, recommendations, and implementation steps to guide future development and investment within the Master Plan area.

Land Use Designation: 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. 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. 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.  

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.