There’s so much going on in the heart of downtown Asheville that we thought it would be good to develop a way to help keep track of it: the new Mountain Xpress Web cam, an ever-vigilant cyber-eye trained on the new Pack Square Park and a news-making magnolia tree.
A letter delivered by developer Stewart Coleman to a group of demonstrators holding a vigil beneath the magnolia tree that sits on the controversial Parkside property states his intention to cut down the tree “sometime after 35 days from today’s date.”
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will meet in a special closed session Friday morning to discuss the possible purchase of the Parkside property from developer Stewart Coleman, in an effort to put an end to the ongoing controversy.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners heard the tip of the iceberg of the controversy surrounding the proposed nine-story Parkside condominium project. The board will discuss the issue at length during its June 24 meeting.
Asheville City Council will meet in closed session Tuesday to discuss the Parkside issue, and a Technical Review Committee meeting on the project will have to wait until July.