Last night, the Albemarle Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the construction of a huge new development in Crozet, Jessica Kitchin reports in today’s Progress. Developer Gaylon Beights plans 2,000 houses and 250,000 square feet of retail. Just about everybody who spoke up about the development was opposed to it, noting that 250 isn’t designed for the traffic, the schools can’t take the students, and Crozet’s infrastructure can’t support it.
Prior to the vote, during a work session about the Rural Area Comprehensive Plan:
[Dennis] Rooker…challenged the group to make some difficult decisions.
“What do we have the guts to do to preserve rural areas?”
Apparently, not much.