A plan for everything

Late last month, Asheville City Council passed the Haywood Road Vision Plan, a years-long effort by community members and city staff to outline the future of the corridor. It’s not a one-time event either: Such plans for different areas of the city are a main way city leaders hope to shape the Asheville of tomorrow, and it’s a plan they want to extend to more neighborhoods. Sometimes, however, these plans can also prove controversial.

Haywood Road overhaul: Asheville City Council takes up plan for area’s future

After months of development, a new plan for the future of West Asheville’s major corridor comes to Asheville City Council at its next meeting, Feb. 25. The plan calls for a new form of zoning, improved pedestrian infrastructure and keeping the area’s historic feel to make “a neighborhood leader for sustainability in the city.” If successful, other neighborhoods might get similar development overhauls.

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Tell ‘em Cadillac sent ya

It’s a week before the grand opening of the Double Crown bar on Haywood Road, and the place is bustling. Carpenters and painters fin- ish crucial remodeling; inspections are passed; equipment, delayed by Superstorm Sandy, arrives and is installed. (Photo of Chris Bower, left, and Steve Mann by Max Cooper)