Asheville master plan consultants respond to criticism-attachment0

Asheville master plan consultants respond to criticism

Last week, development activist Steve Rasmussen released a report blasting the proposed Downtown Master Plan. Now Goody Clancy, the consultants behind the master plan, have fired back with their own report, asserting that the plan provides more public input, promotes smarter, greener growth and has substantial “teeth” to control development.

Asheville Downtown Master Plan draft lays out potential future ***UPDATED***-attachment0

Asheville Downtown Master Plan draft lays out potential future ***UPDATED***

In the future, Asheville’s downtown might be managed by a powerful independent board, with different types of development for each neighborhood “core,” better support for the arts, more green building, a shuttle system and police cameras on street corners. Those are some of the many initiatives presented in the draft of the long-awaited Downtown Master Plan. The city will hold a Jan. 15 forum on the plan.