A Buncombe County audit of the Pack Square Conservancy’s books found that internal financial controls are adequate but that the nonprofit overseeing the massive renovation of Asheville’s signature park is operating on a $20 million budget that hasn’t been approved by county commissioners.
Summary of the Asheville City Council Oct. 21 work session.
Buncombe County has decided not to appeal Judge Marlene Hyatt‘s ruling that a parcel of disputed public parkland cannot be used for private development, a release announced this morning.
Developer Stewart Coleman will appeal a recent ruling declaring that a piece of public parkland he bought cannot be used for private development, an attorney for his company confirmed today.
Construction of the WNC Veterans’ Memorial will not begin until February 2009 due to contractor delays, according to the memorial’s board of directors.
The director of the group overseeing the $20 million makeover of Asheville’s high-profile center-city park is planning to step aside.
Construction crews working on the new Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville last week uncovered a building foundation near College Street, a find that requires a look-see by staff from the city’s historic-resources office, the State Historic Preservation Office and an archaeologist.
“A funny thing happened on the way to the forum.” That title line of an early ‘60s musical comedy-of-errors has now turned out to be more pertinent to Asheville than we might wish. For the last two months, Mountain Xpress has been working to pull together a forum on the broader governmental issues underlying the […]
The extensive resistance to building right on top of the disputed magnolia tree in City/County Plaza proves there’s still plenty of vitality in Asheville’s old democratic bones. Many usually apolitical people have joined the fight, saying something like, “This is the last straw.” But the last straw in what? If the magnolia could speak, I […]
Pack Square Park on track Horizons urban-village project delayed As protesters massed outside City Hall on July 15, developer Stewart Coleman told Asheville City Council members about his plans for the controversial Parkside condominium project. It was the first time Coleman had appeared before Council to discuss the project. Slated for the south side of […]
As protesters massed outside City Hall on July 15, developer Stewart Coleman told Asheville City Council members about his plans for the controversial Parkside condominium project.
Early on in my life, someone told me that there was no problem that couldn’t be solved if you asked the right questions. That advice has come to mind when evaluating what to do about the Parkside condominium project. Anytime a subject so controversial and divisive faces the community, I think we are all torn […]
The schedule change, made out of concern for downtown businesses feeling the financial pinch of prolonged construction, means there will be room for the Taste of Asheville food booths during Bele Chere this year, but it pushes back the start of construction.
Developer Stewart Coleman apparently thinks to use a legal loophole to do an end run around public and City Council opposition to his proposed Parkside condos adjacent to City Hall. Here’s what’s wrong with this picture: Aside from the litany of serious problems with his plans, citizen scrutiny of Parkside this past year has exposed […]
The Pack Square Conservancy got some good news Wednesday: A long-awaited $7.5 million contract on construction of Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville will likely be signed this week.
Because last week’s snow event made it a less-than-pleasant day for such things, the folks at the Pack Square Conservancy rescheduled their Walk in Pack Square Park, intended to introduce the landscape architect in charge and check out his vision for the new downtown center.