Public hearings on downtown Business Improvement District

Full announcement from the city of Asheville:

Several public meetings will be held in March to present the details of a proposed business improvement district for downtown Asheville. Business improvement districts are special assessment districts set up to benefit residents and property and business owners in a downtown area.

“We’re working very hard to reach as many property and business owners as possible,” said Susan Griffin, Chair of the Downtown Management Committee. “It’s important for folks to get educated about what these districts can do for a downtown area.”

A business improvement district was recommended in the Downtown Master Plan. The Downtown Management Subcommittee has been working for the last two years to bring the proposal forward. An Interim Board of Directors was formed in early 2012, working on specific details of the district.

Schedule of Meetings

Thursday, March 15
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Pack Place
Pack Place Board Room

Tuesday, March 20
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Pack Place
Pack Place Board Room

Wednesday, March 21
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Lord Auditorium
Pack Library

Thursday, March 22
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Grove Arcade Conference Room
Grove Arcade (service elevator to P level)

For more information on the Downtown Master Plan process, email Sasha Vrtunski at or call 828-230-1271.


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