Press release from city of Asheville:
Duke Energy and the City of Asheville are exploring the possibility of replacing the existing downtown substation on Rankin Avenue (behind Harrah’s Cherokee Center), with a modern substation across the street. Duke will host two public meetings on Thursday, August 11 at 9am and again at 4pm, as well as a virtual option on Monday, August 22 at 6pm. Attendees will have an opportunity for one-on-one conversations with specialists who are knowledgeable about the substation rebuild project. Meetings will be held at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center. Learn more about the project and the meeting opportunities here.
A group of business owners, employees and residents called Friends of Lexington Avenue has expressed concerns regarding the project. You can find more information on those concerns here.
Please attend the above meetings to learn more about the project.