Crozet Lumberyard up for Discussion

Here's the property that's sitting directly in downtown Crozet. Nobody likes to look at an abandoned building, so the town wants to do something about it.

"Everybody's eager to see something happen there, but they're also very concerned that it be done just right, because it's their big shot," comments Anne Mallek, White Hall District Supervisor

The plan is to move it away from an industrial park or factory and turn it into a residential and commercial space, but there's a lot of grey area.

"It's sort of finding that balance between residential and commercial is a very important element for the community because they want the employment, they want more jobs in Crozet, they want balance between residential and employment."

Everyone really wants to get it just right, and some feelings may be hurt in the process, but the meeting is clearly a step in the right direction with all different kinds of citizens participating.

"Newcomers, old timers, and business people as well, and so they're bringing many different perspectives to the discussion and that's really important because we get a much better product at the end if we have lots of eyes looking at it and lots of brains thinking about what would work best."

They are accepting applications toward renovating the property.

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