Asheville’s Planning and Development Department will recommend that City Council approve the Parkside development adjacent to City/County Plaza if developer Stewart Coleman agrees to shave one floor from the design, according to Interim Planning Director Shannon Tuch.
The 11-story proposed development is slated to appear before Council on June 10 for a level-three conditional-use-permit hearing — a consideration reserved for buildings of 100,000 square feet or greater.
Staff’s recommendations to Council mirror proposals considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission in April: that the building be reduced by one floor and conform to LEED green-building standards, and that the project support affordable-housing goals by either supplying housing or funding for affordable housing programs.
Planning and Zoning Commission members were split on the proposal, ending their deliberation in a 3-3 vote. To download the staff report and recommendations to P&Z, click here.
On Monday, Coleman would not elaborate on his plans leading up to the June 10 meeting, saying only, “We have not made a decision on what we are going to do, but we are aware of all of our options.”
— Brian Postelle, staff writer