Asheville is one step closer to developing a new Downtown Master Plan. Six firms have been shortlisted from among 33 mostly high-profile names that submitted qualifications in the process spearheaded by the Office of Economic Development. You can get a glimpse of their savvy by visiting them online: Chan Krieger Sieniewicz of Cambridge, Mass.; Design Workshop of Asheville; Goody Clancy of Boston; InFORM of Northville, Mich.; 180 Degrees Design Studio of Kansas City, Mo.; Sasaki of Watertown, Mass.
For more on the firms and the upcoming planning process, see our Dec. 19 print edition.
– Nelda Holder, associate editor