Asheville City Council brief: Aug. 11 meeting

At its meeting yesterday, Council declined in a 4-3 vote to pass a proposed 100-foot zone around Pack Square Park that would force Council approval of construction over 200,000 square feet or over two stories tall. Another proposal affecting only properties directly adjacent to the park did not go to a vote.


• Council unanimously passed an resolution of support urging national recognition for a new flag honoring fallen veterans, and in a separate vote, approved the raising of the flag over the city’s Memorial Stadium.

• Amid other stimulus-package grants, Council approved $309,760 for bicycle improvements on Coxe Avenue and $235,950 for south slope bike lanes.

• Council approved moving forward with a joint city/county nuisance-court pilot program (allocating an already earmarked $10,000) to address specific small-change crimes like littering, graffiti and public drunkenness).

• And the city will continue to advertise for a new member for the URTV board.

For more coverage of Council’s Aug. 11 meeting, check out the Aug. 19 issue of Xpress.

Brian Postelle, staff writer


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