The Downtown Crozet Initiative (DCI) is a volunteer, consensus-based sub-organization of the Crozet Community Association. The committee's purpose is to provide guidance and help shape the community engagement process for the redevelopment of the Barnes Lumber site. The goal of the committee is to work closely with the developer and the Crozet community at large to help ensure that the site is transformed into a vibrant and successful new town center that represents the unique character of Crozet. 

The committee meets the first Thursday of each month from 12 pm - 1:30 pm at the Crozet Library. These meetings are open to the public.


Current DCI Planning Committee Members include:

Mary Beth Bowen, Crozet Resident and Partner of Hive Creative Group

Meg Holden, Crozet Resident and Former Chair, Crozet Community Advisory Committee

Beth Bassett, Crozet Resident and Realtor, Roy Wheeler

Scott Stinson, Owner, Stinson Vineyards and Adjacent Property Owner

Dave Stoner, Chair, Crozet Community Advisory Committee

Frank Stoner, Crozet New Town Associates and Milestone Partners

Tim Tolson, Chair, Crozet Community Association


ABOUT Crozet New Town Associates/Milestone Partners

Crozet New Town Associates is a Virginia-based LLC that owns the former Barnes Lumber and CSX properties in downtown Crozet. The company was formed in 2014 with a mission to redevelop the property into a vibrant, mixed-use, downtown with retail, restaurants, office and residential uses. The LLC is closely held by three investors, all with deep roots in Albemarle County. Jack and Frank Stoner have lived and worked in the county for more than 35 years and raised their families here. Their partner, Lawrence Howell, is a graduate of UVA and has owned a farm in Crozet for more than 40 years. They share a common commitment to quality, authenticity and inclusivity.

Milestone Partners, a development management company, has been retained by CNTA to manage the the Barnes redevelopment.  For more information on Milestone, click here.