At its June 23 meeting, Asheville City Council adopted a 201-page plan aimed at cutting emissions. The plan addresses municipal upgrades to buildings, transportation systems and waste disposal. To see the entire plan, go here.
• Approved the refurbishment of the Public Works building on South Charlotte Street as a “one-stop-shop” for developers working through the permitting process.
• Delayed the appointment of Dale Joyner to the URTV Board until board unrest can be looked at by the city’s Boards and Commissions Committee.
• Paid $5,000 to extend the option to purchase the 51 Biltmore site for six months. McKibbon Hotel Group, which also paid $5,000 to property owner Public Interest Projects for the extension, reported that it was having trouble securing funding, due to a slump in the hotel market.
For more coverage of the meeting, see the July 1 edition of Xpress. Click here to see the complete breakdown of council votes.
— Brian Postelle, staff writer