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Looks like Crozet will be getting a hotel … in Old Trail.
If you’re curious, check out the state of the “Major Site Plan Amendment” at Albemarle County’s outstanding County View – Planning Application number is SDP201300011
This is an interesting development … Old Trail has been in a bit of flux for the past several months after new management took over, and it’s been quite challenging to advise buyer clients as to what the future of Old Trail is going to be … other than “it’s going to be a lot more dense, a lot busier, and they’ve no plans to address traffic (to be fair, the County doesn’t have any plans for traffic – here or anywhere)”. I don’t mean that to be a negative, but an honest statement … Old Trail is an outstanding neighborhood – one of the most walkable and popular neighborhoods in the region, but having a clear, defined plan would be helpful – both to new residents and existing ones.
It seems that their plans are taking shape.
Charlottesville (and the urban ring in Albemarle County) is poised to have a lot more hotels … but this is the first one in Crozet, and is a much-needed hotel. With the number of vineyards hosting weddings, tourists coming to town to hike and visit the many breweries in Crozet and Nelson County, I’m betting a 43 room hotel, assuming it’s a nice boutiquey thing, will do extremely well.
A boutique hotel had been planned/discussed for the Barnes Lumberyard, but after the bank bought the lumberyard back at foreclosure, I’m betting the only hotel Crozet sees is the one in Old Trail.
I’m working on figuring out a timeline for the site plan review, who’s building it and other details. But for now, I’m off to see a client about a house.
PROJECT: SDP2013-011 Old Trail Village Block 2B – Major Site Plan Amendment
PROPOSED: Request for major site plan amendment approval for a four story, 43 room hotel with a 1,000 square foot restaurant and associated parking.
LOCATION: At the corner of the intersection of Golf Drive and Claremont Lane, near The Lodge at Old Trail.
If you’re interested in what it’s like to live in Old Trail Village, about 16 minutes west of Charlottesville … search for all the homes for sale in Old Trail here.
The series continues –
At Nest, we have been slowly releasing our Live Where you Love video series … we have decidedly not overtly branded these as we intended these videos to be for you rather than explicit marketing for us. Continue reading
Oh, Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree …
Where do you get Christmas trees in (around) Charlottesville?
The place where we used to cut ours when I was a kid is now a subdivision.
Here are a few where you can cut your own:
- Ralph’s Christmas Trees in Nelson County
- Foxfire Farm in Buckingham County
- Bit-O-Honey Farm in Fishersville
- An aggregate site for pick your own Christmas trees
- Greene Meadows Farm in Greene County
- Kris Kringle’s Tree Farm in Nelson County
(The ones in Nelson get my vote as they’re on the Brew Ridge Trail)
And here are a few favorites for pre-cut Christmas trees -
- The Ivy Store on 250 West
- Boy Scouts’ locations all around town (we frequently get ours in from the ones in Crozet)
- AM Fog in Nelson (just before Blue Mountain Brewery on 151)
- In Albemarle Square, they have trees and are a local family that has been selling trees and wreaths for over 100 years Continue reading
It’s a damn shame that:
1) Our society has gotten to a place where this can be said with seriousness in a public forum.
It’s easy to forget about or take for granted some of the simple and simply awesome things that are available in the Charlottesville area. This is about three hours on Sunday, 8 May: Picking strawberries at Chiles Orchard in Crozet : Driving to Blue Mountain Brewery to fill up a growler with Rockfish Wheat : Picking up some local, farm fresh eggs at AM Fog : * Pictures taken with my Droid Pro, and weren’t edited or altered at all. It’s just that pretty here. Continue reading