Aug
2
12:00 PM12:00

August 2018 Meeting

Join us for the monthly DCI meeting. This month's agenda items include:

  • Plaza fundraising ideas
  • An online business directory for Crozet
  • The DHCD Main Street Grant and conference
  • Marketing plans for downtown Crozet

Crozet Pizza will have lunch for a set price. Please let us know if you plan to attend and want lunch so we can give them some idea of how to prepare. We hope to see you there!

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Jul
12
12:00 PM12:00

July 2018 Meeting

Join us for the monthly DCI meeting next Thursday as we discuss county updates, the Main Street grant work plans, a recent meeting with the Artisan Depot, and plaza fundraising plans.

Crozet Pizza will have lunch for a set price. Please let us know if you plan to attend and want lunch so we can give them some idea of how to prepare. We want to take these moments to celebrate our local businesses and support them in all the ways possible.

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Jun
7
12:00 PM12:00

June 2018 Meeting

Join us for the monthly DCI meeting this Thursday at Crozet Pizza. The agenda is as follows: 

  1. Review of May DCI minutes
  2. Frank Stoner - County news and update on BOS meeting
  3. Pat Groot
    1. Updates on Main Street Grant
    2. Any other news from county contacts
  4. Pat Groot/Mary Beth Bowen
    1. Update on work with county on publicity and blogging
  5. Meg Holden, Pat Groot, Mary Beth Bowen
    1. Update on Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) conference
    2. Pat to give a brief overview of a fall 2019 event
  6. Questions and Discussion

Crozet Pizza will have lunch for a set price. Please let us know if you plan to attend and want lunch so we can give them some idea of how to prepare. We want to take these moments to celebrate our local businesses and support them in all the ways possible.

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May
3
12:00 PM12:00

May 2018 Meeting

Join us for the monthly DCI meeting this Thursday at Crozet Pizza. The agenda is as follows: 

  • Review of April DCI Minutes
  • County Updates - Frank Stoner
    • Overview of progress on funding options for Plaza
    • Update on Revenue Sharing funding for connecting street construction
    • Strategies DCI can employ to support these efforts - Meg Holden
  • Main Street Grant - Pat Groot
    • Progress report
    • County update
    • Continued recruitment for volunteers to work on Transformation Strategies – Tourists & Tourism; Family Centered Businesses; Entrepreneurial Ecosystems; Scope of Work for Market Study
  • Esri Studies
  • Financial Update - Brenda Plantz/Meg Holden
  • Upcoming CCA Meeting - DCI representative needed to present
  • Upcoming Events
    • May 23-24 – Virginia Tourism Corporation Orientation
      Day 1: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Day 2: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
      Hilton Richmond Downtown
      501 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA
      804-344-4300
      More information here
    • July 16-18 - Main Street Downtown Intersections (annual event)
      Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center
      710 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA
      7/16 1:00PM to 7/18 3:00PM
      Full registration and single-day registration available here
  • Messaging - Mary Beth Bowen
  • Questions and Discussion

Crozet Pizza has generously offered us their space for this meeting and will provide lunch for a set price. Please RSVP to give them an idea of how to prepare. We want to take these moments to celebrate our local businesses and support them in all the ways possible.

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Apr
5
12:00 PM12:00

April 2018 Meeting

Join us for the monthly DCI meeting this Thursday at Crozet Pizza as we discuss the following:

  • Review of March DCI minutes
  • County updates from Frank Stoner, including progress on funding options for the plaza and Revenue Sharing for street construction
  • Update on meeting with county economic development staff
  • Community assets - what does Crozet have to offer?
  • Building a list of Crozet businesses
  • Activities and volunteers needed for upcoming projects related to tourism, economic development, and a market study
  • Upcoming Tom Tom Festival visit to Crozet
  • Upcoming state-wide events

Crozet Pizza has generously offered us their space for this meeting. They will have lunch for a set price. Please let us know if you plan to come and have lunch so we can give them some idea of how to prepare. We want to take these moments to celebrate our local businesses and support them in all the ways possible.

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Mar
1
12:00 PM12:00

March 2018 Meeting

Join us on Thursday, get involved in the discussion, and help us decide on strategies for downtown Crozet that will encourage tourism and support small and family-centered businesses. Our agenda items include:

1. Review of February DCI minutes
2. Overview of plans for the Main Street grant and input for mapping a path for progress (Pat Groot)
3. County updates – overview of what was learned about the county’s thoughts on available financing options (Frank Stoner)
4. Google docs for DCI committee
5. Questions and discussion

Crozet Pizza has generously offered us their space for this meeting, and they will have lunch available for a set price. Please RSVP below so we can give them some idea of how to prepare. We want to take these moments to celebrate our local businesses and support them in all the ways possible.

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Feb
1
12:00 PM12:00

February 2018 Meeting

The first DCI meeting of the year will kick off at Crozet Pizza, which has generously offered space and a pre-set lunch menu. Join us for a working lunch meeting to discuss the following main agenda items:

  • County updates and developments - timing, plaza news, financing, economic development
  • Financial tracking possibilities 
  • Group communications options
  • Working committees - designing small committees to focus on tasks, such as economic development and marketing


Click here to read the February meeting minutes. 

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Dec
7
12:00 PM12:00

December 2017 Annual Meeting: RSVP Required

Join us for the DCI Annual Meeting at Crozet Pizza. Crozet Pizza has generously donated the meeting space and will have a pre-selected lunch menu from which to choose. Come catch up on the most recent happenings regarding DCI, the plaza, and Barnes Lumber redevelopment, and support this local business. 

Agenda items include: 

  1. Review of DCI November minutes
  2. Introduction of new DCI board members
  3. Update on DCI progress
    • 501c3 status
    • Main Street Affiliate application
  4. County updates - Frank Stoner
    • Financing
    • Time table
    • Plaza-related discussion items
    • Economic development
  5. Strategic planning process
  6. Designing committees - economic development, marketing, etc.
  7. Questions

Minutes from the December meeting can be found here

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Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

November 2017 Meeting

Join us for the DCI November meeting at the Crozet Library. Agenda items include:

  1. Review of DCI Minutes
  2. Report on Orton Foundation – Pat Groot
  3. Bylaws Questions and Timeline
  4. County and Plaza Funding - Doug Bates
  5. Main Street Work Shop – Pat Groot
  6. Marketing and Publicity
  7. County Updates - Frank Stoner
    7.1.1      Financing
    7.1.2     Time table
    7.1.3     Plaza timing and related issues
    7.1.4     Economic development
  8. Other Matters

November meeting minutes are available here

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Jun
8
12:00 PM12:00

June 2017 Meeting

Join us for the June DCI Meeting Thursday, June 2, from 12 pm - 2 pm at the Crozet Library. We will discuss the DCI's charter and mission in preparation for a 501c3 application. Developer Frank Stoner and others will give updates on recent county meetings and discuss the latest developments on the plaza. 

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May
4
12:00 PM12:00

May 2017 Meeting

The DCI Committee will meet on Thursday, May 4, at The Rooftop at Piedmont Place.* Agenda items include:

  • Plaza update
  • Updates on recent county and community funding meetings
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing

This meeting is open to the public. If you plan to join, take the elevator in Piedmont Place up to Floor 4. (The Rooftop is opening just for this meeting, so the 4R button will not work.) On the 4th floor, walk around to your left, through the stairwell, and enter The Rooftop from there.

*Please note - the Crozet Library is closed.

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Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

July 2016 DCI Meeting

This meeting will focus on:

  • The hiring of a landscape architecture firm for the public plaza.
  • A timeline related to the design of the plaza and fundraising for this space.
  • New policy changes of Albemarle County's that could have a positive impact on the Barnes Lumber redevelopment. 

This is a public meeting. Participation is welcome and encouraged! 

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Apr
7
12:00 PM12:00

DCI Meeting: April 7

The next DCI meeting will be held on Thursday, April 7, from 12 pm - 1:30 pm at the Crozet Library. We encourage residents and business owners of the Crozet community to attend to help support and participate in the redevelopment on the former Barnes Lumber site. 

Click on the image above to view the proposed agenda. 

Future meetings will be held the first Thursday of each month from 12 pm - 1:30 pm at the Crozet Library. The next meeting will be on May 5. 

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Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

Upcoming DCI Meeting Dates

Please join us! The DCI Committee meets the first Thursday of every month to discuss the status of current projects relating to the downtown Crozet redevelopment, as well as new projects coming down the pipeline. These meetings are open to the public. Lunch is served, so if you plan to attend, please let us know by emailing us at info@downtowncrozetinitiative.com

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Thursday, March 3 • 12 pm - 1:30 pm • Crozet Library
  • Thursday, April 7 • 12 pm - 1:30 pm • Crozet Library
  • Thursday, May 5 • 12 pm - 1:30 pm • Crozet Library

Any changes to the meeting schedules will be posted on this page, as well as on our Facebook page

Here is the agenda for the March event. 




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