It seems the city of Asheville is determined to destroy what makes it great. By giving power to rich landowners in downtown to decide the fate of downtown instead of small-business owners who make Asheville a great destination. And now they would allow a large corporate hotel in our downtown right across the street from the Basilica, a treasure in architecture.
A park is the obvious choice for the parking lot. An open green space along with a market for our local artists and craftsman would be a much better choice for our city, its people and those who visit us.
Tell the city of Asheville “no” to another corporate hotel downtown!
— Jeanine Crum