Building Connections: Proposed Woodfin Greenway community engagement session

Press release from Buncombe County:

Plans for a proposed Woodfin Greenway are moving forward, and Buncombe County invites you to attend a community engagement session on the project. The greenway would be along NC 251/Riverside Drive from Broadway Street to Elk Mountain Road. At this point, the County is in the preliminary design phase and will look to start making easement acquisitions next year with construction slated to begin in 2024.

The overall goal of the Woodfin Greenway and Blueway project is to provide pedestrian paths between public recreation opportunities, schools, industries, and businesses along the French Broad River and Beaverdam Creek while preserving and celebrating the natural environment.

“The Woodfin Greenway is a key greenway section that adds five miles of greenway connectivity along the French Broad River from the northern city limit of Asheville into Woodfin that will ultimately connect to the Madison county line,” explains Recreation Services Director Allison Dains. “This section of the greenway will ultimately allow for the connection to and from the River Art District of Asheville to Woodfin. Situated along the French Broad River, this greenway will help preserve the land and have a positive impact on water quality.”

Eventually, the project would interlock with many other riverfront projects in the larger greenway corridor in Buncombe County. Specific activity centers that will be connected include: Silverline Park, Woodfin River Park, Craggy Mountain Rail Line, French Broad River Academy (boys and girls), Woodfin Elementary, Silverline Plastics, Mill at Woodfin, Zillicoah Beer Company, and Riverside Rhapsody.

At this time, we’d like to invite the public to attend a community engagement session. We will make a presentation on the proposed greenway plans, answer questions, and listen to your ideas regarding the greenway.

Visit our Engage Buncombe Portal to get up-to-date news and stay informed on this project.

Woodfin Greenway community engagement session

Date: Thursday, Oct. 27

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Location: French Broad River Academy – Boys campus, 1990 Riverside Drive, Asheville

RSVP: Please RSVP here so we can plan for seating, parking, and refreshments.

Find this information online at County Center.

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One thought on “Building Connections: Proposed Woodfin Greenway community engagement session

  1. MV

    Does Woodfin still want to put that awful Bluffs project just across the river from Silver-line Park????? WTF……..

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