The North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association accorded the city of Asheville an “Outstanding Planning Award” for its mapAsheville Development Mapper during an event held in Chapel Hill on Sept. 28.
The awards program recognized the Asheville project in the “2007 Special Theme, Innovations in Planning Services, Education and Public Involvement” category.
Development Mapper, part of the city’s suite of Web-based applications, is an innovative tool to provide increased access to information about development activity. The Web site allows multiple means of navigation and contains details about proposed projects, including site plans and staff reports.
Curious about that new project on the corner? Development Mapper offers information on prospective and ongoing developments, site plans, aerial photographs, zoning details and parcel numbers. The new site should prove helpful to anyone with an interest in Asheville’s near-term future.
— Cecil Bothwell, staff writer