JMRL to Build in Downtown Crozet

A new regional library will be built in downtown Crozet, the County Board of Supervisors decided on Wednesday. They chose that site rather than the old school site, where Charlottesville Waldorf is now. The county has already set aside $6M to replace the tiny old railroad depot that they’re in now.

Spending $6M on a new building is nice, but how about the BoS ponies up a little extra cash so that the branches can be open reasonable hours? The county hasn’t increased spending on library operations to keep pace with inflation and cost-of-living increases, so the hours just have to keep getting cut back. The Crozet library doesn’t open until 1pm on Monday and Tuesday, closes at 5pm Wednesday through Saturday, and isn’t even open on Sunday. Northside opens at noon on Monday and Tuesday and is only open for four hours on Sunday. What’s the point of a $6M library if it’s locked and darkened? (Greene County, I’m looking at you.)

Man, “Waldorf” is a word that just freaks me out to write. I type “Waldo” and keep right on going…with an “rf.” Waldorf Waldorf Waldorf. Woah…dorf.

4 thoughts on “JMRL to Build in Downtown Crozet”

  1. I thought they voted against the “old school site” in favor of downtown Crozet.
    The Waldorf School is in the old Crozet Elementary School, across the street from the new, very over crowded Crozet Elementary & Learning Cottage Center. Neither is downtown.
    I can’t wait to visit the new Capshaw restaurant that will be in the old railroad depot. That is a piece of real estate to die for!!!! Twenty years from now, downtown Crozet will be the place to be, if not sooner!

  2. I thought they voted against the “old school site” in favor of downtown Crozet.

    That’s right, they did. My use of the word “over” may have been bad. I’ve replaced it with “rather than.”

    Blogging while drunk is just never a good idea.

    Not drunk. Just really, really tired.

    Waldorf Waldorf Waldorf.

  3. The decision to build the library down town was a done deal. The county made no attempt to try and get a concensus opinion as to where to build the library. I attended the three prior meetings on the subject held at the library and got the feeling the majority of those who attended would rather have the old school as the site for the library. The library staff wanted the old school site, but no one asked their opionion.
    Just one more example of a board who doesn’t care what the people in the growth areas want.

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