Two high-rise buildings slated for Deal Buick property

Developer Chris Peterson revealed architect’s plans for two 12 to 13-story buildings on the property formerly occupied by Deal Buick at a lunchtime meeting last week.

Peterson invited neighborhood residents to his restaurant, Magnolia’s Raw Bar and Grille, for lunch and a roll-out of plans prepared by an Atlanta architect. (Referring to the high-rise buildings, neighbor Ben Gillum observed, “The plans, unfortunatly, to me anyway, looked like they’d be right at home in Atlanta.”)

Other elements of the plan include: wide sidewalks, underground utilities and trees in front of 4-7 story mixed-use buildings along Merrimon Avenue and 2-3 story townhomes facing Holland Street with a small park and street trees. There would be

About Cecil Bothwell
A writer for Mountain Xpress since three years before there WAS an MX--back in the days of GreenLine. Former managing editor of the paper, founding editor of the Warren Wilson College environmental journal, Heartstone, member of the national editorial board of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, publisher of Brave Ulysses Books, radio host of "Blows Against the Empire" on WPVM-LP 103.5 FM, co-author of the best selling guide Finding your way in Asheville. Lives with three cats, macs and cacti. His other car is a canoe. Paints, plays music and for the past five years has been researching and soon to publish a critical biography--Billy Graham: Prince of War:

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