Crozet Pocket Neighborhood #2: St George Cottages (2017)

Crozet, Virginia was originally formed as a railroad depot for the local agriculture business, but in the past few years it has grown very quickly.  The downtown area is currently being vitalized with the recently completed Crozet Library, Piedmont Place building, and the downtown district being planned for the abandoned lumberyard site. What was once a sleepy town is becoming a vibrant, bustling, livable and walkable center.

This parcel is located within a 10 minute walk of the Crozet town center and across the street from the large Claudius Crozet recreational park featuring fields, open space, and pool making it a great location for active adults working in downtown Crozet, young families, and empty nesters.

This neighborhood design seeks to fill a housing niche which is currently not being filled by other home builders by incorporating the following:

  • Affordability is achieved by clustering houses to reduce infrastructure costs, building smaller homes, and building with net-zero energy as the goal.
  • Community is achieved by designing the houses and neighborhood to maximize shared outdoor space for interaction while still providing plenty of privacy and customizable private outdoor space.\
  • Resiliency is achieved by designing efficient houses that use solar power, slowing down storm runoff, growing food onsite, preserving existing woodlands, and by designing low maintenance grounds and exteriors.

The stock house designs featured in these plans are designed by Ross Chapin Architects

Click here to view a PDF of the pocket neighborhood design.

This particular location is going to be developed by someone else in a “standard” way. If you love the concept, know of an infill parcel that would work well or own one, please contact us.


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