Asheville People Advocating Real Change (PARC), a citizens’ group dedicated to advocating for “a vibrant, just and equitable community for all citizens,” according to its Facebook page, has released a new community survey for residents to voice their opinions on the future use of city-owned property adjacent to the Basilica in downtown Asheville.
PARC has been pressing Asheville City Council to consider utilizing the parcel, located at 68-76 Haywood St. and 33-37 Page Ave., as a possible green space. The group opposes the use of the land for commercial development.
A presentation on the community visioning process regarding the property will be offered this evening at City Council’s final session of 2016.
From the Asheville People Advocating Real Change (PARC):
Asheville residents: Please answer this survey!
A new survey asks residents what to do with the city-owned property in front of the Basilica. (Please note, this is different from the City survey you got a few weeks ago!)
For over 10 years, Asheville residents have been imploring City Council to use this spot for green space. But the developers and the tourist industry are still trying to put a building there.
Your input will help persuade City Council to listen to the people, instead of to the developers. This is a brief survey that will only take you about 10 minutes to complete.
Thanks, from the folks at PARC.