Joseph Minicozzi

Joseph Minicozzi

Age: 42

Education: Harvard University

Current employment: Self-employed

Expertise: Technical, community contacts, public speaking, and business management (financial)

Vision for growth and development in Asheville: “As someone trained in urban design, I find it difficult to succinctly but believe that the City’s Comprehensive 2025 Plan articulates a simple and clear vision that I wholeheartedly support: ‘Smart Growth is a City of Asheville development pattern that makes efficient use of our limited land, fully utilizes our urban services and infastructure, promotes a wide variety of (housing) and effectively serves a significant portion of the future population growth of Buncombe County and Western North Carolina, protects the architectural and environmental charter of the City through compatible, high quality, and environmentally senstivie development practices, and recognizes the City’s role as a regional hub of commerce and employment. Inherent to this definition is the need to implement Smart Growth through comprehensive, consistent and effective policies, regulations, capital projects and incentives.’”

Professional affiliations: Committee member on Asheville Downtown Master Plan Management Implementation Committee

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