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)
GUIDING PRINCIPLE: Support Crozet’s “small town” character through development that is compatible in scale and design, offers housing choice, and respects its history.
CONNECTIVITY (how people move around their community)
GUIDING PRINCIPLE: Continue to create a multimodal transportation network that is safe and accessible for all residents, regardless of age, race, income, and ability.
CONSERVATION (thoughtful planning for recreation, greenways, and natural resources)
GUIDING PRINCIPLE: Enhance Crozet’s natural beauty and the surrounding rural areas with an integrated network of parks and gathering spaces, trails, and greenways that support outdoor recreation and natural resource conservation.
IMPLEMENTATION (providing the supporting tools and investments to achieve other chapters’ recommendations)
How well does the above guiding principle capture your vision for the future implementation projects in Crozet?
Focus Areas & Design Strategies
Plan Refinement, Endorsements, & Draft
Master Plan Review & Adoption
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.