That’s the lion’s share of what the county will consider at tomorrow’s meeting, as the board votes on a resolution encouraging the city of Asheville to do a land swap with developer Stewart Coleman to get back park land that the board controversially sold in 2006, without a public hearing or consultation with the city.
Coleman’s plans to put the nine-story Parkside condominium project on the site next to City Hall have attracted considerable public outcry. Coleman has modified the project twice, once reducing the height to avoid needing direct approval from City Council, and the second time changing the location of construction equipment, avoiding the need for commissioners to approve an affidavit.
The board will also consider new storm-water rules. After some members objected at the June 3 meeting to the penalties homeowners might have to pay under the rules, the vote was delayed to give county staff more time to answer their concerns.
The commissioners will also consider a resolution encouraging the county’s Environmental Advisory Board to investigate “green” options for the county, including improving the recycling program and developing green-building guidelines for county facilities.
The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, in room 204 of the Buncombe County Courthouse. A pre-meeting, including public comment, begins at 4 p.m.
— David Forbes, staff writer