It’s walkable, artistic, neighborly, inspiring and it’s not filled with tourists. It has grit and its own unique spirit. It’s not downtown — it’s West Asheville.
After months of preparation, city of Asheville staff will present a new “form-based” zoning plan for the Haywood Road corridor at a meeting tomorrow night, Thursday, March 27. The new plan is a very different approach from the city’s previous development rules, and could provide a model for overhauling other neighborhoods’ zoning as well.
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.
From grand plans for the future of the Haywood Road Corridor to the Avalon housing development, Asheville City Council will face both still-forming designs and more concrete building efforts at its meeting tomorrow, Feb. 25.
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.
At an open house last night on the city of Asheville’s plans to change development rules on the Haywood Road corridor found many community members taking a “wait and see” approach, even as they discussed some goals with planners and consultants.
The truck, which will also visit The Lot, serves an idiosyncratic mash-up of global cuisines and novelty meats.
The much-talked about New Belgium brewery project comes before Asheville City Council Jan. 22, along with $220,000 in road improvements intended to help with traffic in the area.
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)
At its meeting tonight, Sept. 11, Asheville City Council will decide an issue which has fueled months of debate: whether or not to sell city property across from the Basilica of St. Lawrence to the McKibbon Hotel Group. The public hearing on the matter is the only major item on Council’s agenda.
Brothers Billy and Jim Klingel will open The Oyster House, a stand-alone brewpub, at 625 Haywood Road in West Asheville (where Viva Deli was until last week).
The new Haywood Road eatery serves breakfast, lunch and (starting this weekend) dinner at 373 Haywood Road, behind BattleCat Coffe Bar. Roman Vinson, pictured, presents steaming waffles covered in fruit with a cup of vegan chili. (Photo by Bill Rhodes)
A driver misjudged the turn from Haywood Road onto Brevard Road after apparently missing the “no trucks” signs on Haywood Road today, May 25.
An apparently intoxicated man who had been earlier asked to leave a Haywood Road bar returned with knife in hand and turned the evening into chaos.
(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
After a thorough renovation, the building at 401 Haywood has a new lease on life. (Photos by Bill Rhodes)
After a recent scare and temporary closing, The Get Down is back up and running, alive and well in its West Asheville location.
After losing its lease in downtown Asheville’s Grove Arcade last month, the Grove Corner Market wasted no time in setting up shop elsewhere. The grocery, which has kept its name, opened its doors June 3 at 771 Haywood Road in West Asheville (which formerly housed the Haywood Road Market). A grocery transported: Grove Corner Market, […]
The Haywood Road Market, which has a history of financial struggles, now might have to leave its location of six years.
The Haywood Road Corridor Committee will host an open house concerning rezoning along West Asheville’s main thoroughfare on Monday, June 25.