On Monday, Asheville’s Technical Review Committee voted unanimously to give preliminary approval to the massive downtown Haywood Park development. See plans for the development — and how far it extends — here.
The development, located between Page Avenue and Haywood Street, is planned to include a condo building (with 100 units), a 23-story hotel (with 200 rooms), 42,000 square feet of office space, 80,000 square feet of retail space and 506 parking spaces.
Developer Tony Fraga would retain the current Haywood Park Hotel (at the corner of Battery Park Avenue and Haywood Street) and the neighboring Starnes Building, which houses True Blue Art Supplies and the Chocolate Fetish on its ground level. However, the Haywood Building, which currently houses the Flower Gallery, Ariel Gallery and the Bier Garden, among other businesses, would be demolished, as would the building at the corner of Page and Battery Park avenues. The parking garage behind the Haywood Building would also be demolished.
The project still has to go before the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council for approval.
— David Forbes, staff writer