The Montford Commons Urban Village project, approved in 2007, is expected to cost developers about $60 million. But the developers have approached Asheville requesting a public/private partnership in which the city would provide $9 million in public infrastructure for the project. On Tuesday night, Asheville City Council will consider whether to pitch in.
The Reid Center will also be on Council’s agenda, as it hears a presentation by the city’s finance department on how to pay for the redesign of the community center.
Council has still not picked a new URTV board member, an item which is on this agenda. But first, Council will revisit some communications it has had with URTV and evaluate its action plan for the public-access channel, for which the city, along with Buncombe County, allocates funds collected from cable subscribers.
And an energy-conservation plan comes from an unusual corner, as Council member Carl Mumpower calls for 24/7 programming to control energy output in municipal buildings.
Asheville City Council meets on the second floor of City Hall at 5 p.m. Click here for the complete agenda.
— Brian Postelle, staff writer