Montford Neighborhood Association aims to connect greenway through failed Momentum property

From Lael Gray of MNA, The Montford Neighborhood Association (MNA) announced today a “Greenway Challenge” in conjunction with RiverLink to jumpstart the process of completing the unfinished portion of the Reed Creek Greenway through the former Momentum property along Broadway.

The MNA is challenging Montford residents and businesses, as well as the entire Asheville community, to make a contribution to this most worthy cause. For its part, the MNA will provide up to $6,000 in matching contributions for donations made by individuals and businesses.

The $6,000 represents approximately 10% of the total cost to build the trail along the creek. More improvements will be needed once the trail is completed.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to turn what was a very bad scenario for the community into a very positive one. Working in conjunction with UNCA, the Montford community, RiverLink, and the City of Asheville, the MNA pledges support for completion of the final section of this vital link,” said MNA President David Patterson

The portion of the greenway between Catawba Street and W. T. Weaver Boulevard represents a key “missing link” in the greenway.

The project is funded through donations of $50 per linear foot. Accordingly, MNA would like to recommend a contribution in $50 increments, but of course any contribution is welcome. One-hundred percent of the funds donated will go to construction of the trail.

Karen Cragnolin, Executive Director of RiverLink, has announced that donors will be awarded a “Deed of Support” for every $50 contribution.

To make a donation, simply go to the Montford website at and click on the Greenway Contribution button. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by tax code.

For additional information, please contact:
Ron Phillips, MNA Board Member,


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