From the Get It! Guide: What are we talking about when we talk about sustainability in Asheville? Cleaner air environmental preservation, more city parks, better education, access to good food and quality housing? But what if all these things are not shared equally with all residents of the city?
Residents raised a variety of issues and concerns with Buncombe County commissioners during a July 16 community meeting in Swannanoa, including zoning, development and pedestrian safety.
Six western North Carolina nonprofits are among 28 state organizations that will share $5.85 million in grants from the N.C. Community Development Initiative over the next three years aiming to spark economic growth and job creation in some of the state’s most distressed areas.
Despite two objections from the public on two separate matters, members of Asheville City Council unanimously passed all resolutions and rezoning requests that were on the Oct. 23 meeting agenda. These are the highlights from the meeting.
At tonight’s Oct. 23 meeting, Asheville City Council will consider two rezoning requests about two very different things — a private school and a bicycle taxi service — and hear a request that $300,000 be released early for the Eagle Market Place project.
Leaders from the city of Asheville, Buncombe County, and the Block neighborhood joined together this morning, Aug. 27, to announce that due to $7 million in funding from the state, the Eagle Market Place mixed-use project will move forward. The announcement marks a major step forward in long-awaited redevelopment of the area. (Photos by Bill Rhodes).