Historic land adjacent to Warren Wilson College slated for big new eco-subdivision

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article:

Nearly 200 rural acres with links to Buncombe County’s founding are slated to become an unusual housing development. Developers hoping to build a subdivision with agricultural features have a contract to buy the wooded and pastoral land next to Warren Wilson College. …

Developer David Case said he understands the reluctance to change the property, which is remarkable for its beauty. But the man behind a nationally acclaimed Arizona eco-development believes the planned subdivision will please neighbors with its emphasis on agriculture, energy efficiency, and inclusiveness.

“We are so intent on creating something that is extraordinary on this site,” Case said. “You start with the fact that everyone involved loves the land.” …

At Warren Wilson, where many students work on the college farm, officials were interested in the property, but decided not to add to the institution’s already expansive 1,137 acres, Ian Robertson, chairman of the college’s long-range land use planning committee, said.


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