Commentary­: Highest and best use? Or absolutely the worst use?

Editor’s note: The issues of density, zoning, Smart Growth and quality of life in the city of Asheville continue to generate interest and concern among Mountain Xpress readers. Recent letters to the editor on the topics have generated multiple comments and new letters, along with a lively thread on the Facebook group Asheville Politics, which […]

Asheville City Council Preview: HUD Grant applications, rezoning, and a massive Consent Agenda-attachment0

Asheville City Council Preview: HUD Grant applicatio­ns, rezoning, and a massive Consent Agenda

If the agenda for tonight’s Asheville City Council meeting is any indicator, things could move along quickly at City Hall. Council is expected to take up a conditional zoning request for a portion of a lot containing Trinity United Methodist Church at 587 Haywood Road in West Asheville, a resolution supporting the city being a co-applicant with the Asheville Housing Authority for a Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant, and a massive 19-item Consent Agenda

Asheville City Council report: community media “RFP” and  Sunny Point Cafe rezoning pass-attachment0

Asheville City Council report: community media “RFP” and Sunny Point Cafe rezoning pass

At their June 28 meeting, Asheville City Council members agreed to partner with Buncombe County in seeking options for a new community media project to replace the defunct WNC Community Media Center. Council also unanimously passed a request to rezone part of the property occupied by Sunny Point Cafe in West Asheville.