Asheville GreenWorks partnered up April 11 with volunteers to transform an empty green lot at Hillcrest Apartments into an orchard. GreenWorks received a grant to plant its sixth community orchard at Hillcrest, with 24 ball-and-burlap apple trees and 36 blueberries. The goal is to promote better access to food, greenspace, shade, community pride and jobs.
On Wednesday, the board of the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville approved a plan to overhaul current management rules, Carolina Public Press reports.
The Hillcrest High-Steppin’ Majorettes and Drum Corps practice in the parking lot of Sim’s Futon Gallery in preparation for the Asheville Holiday Parade.
Two Bradford pear trees and one maple tree were cut down at Hillcrest apartments yesterday, July 27. However, with less than 24-hour notice about the tree removal, residents wondered if the trees were cut down because of recent security-camera installations
There is a project gaining traction in the River Arts District, born of a collaboration between the Hillcrest Community, Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association, West End/Clingman Avenue Neighborhood and other interested parties. Land currently owned by the city of Asheville and the Department of Transportation is being considered for a high-use urban bike skills park. There […]
At the Aug. 24 Asheville City Council meeting, covered by Mountain Xpress Senior News Reporter David Forbes, members took the following actions:
• Voted 6-1 to ask that the Hillcrest pedestrian bridge at I-240 be re-opened (Davis voted against).
• Approved a discount tire store for Bleachery Blvd (member Jan Davis, who owns a downtown tire store, was recused from the vote).
• Approved, 4-3, an incentives package for Montford Commons; Bothwell, Smith and Russell vote against it.
Today Asheville City Council member Gordon Smith tweeted deliberations on re-opening the Hillcrest pedestrian bridge and other matters at meetings of the Public Safety and Planning and Economic Development committees.
The death of Anthony Ray Gilmore, 25, killed while running across Interstate 240 in an attempt to reach Hillcrest Apartments, has Asheville city officials examining the possibility of re-opening a pedestrian bridge leading into the area. The pedestrian access has been closed since 1994.
Photo by Jonathan Welch