Fingers crossed for park

Now that the old garage and all the rest of it has been torn down across from the U.S. Cellular Center, the cleared space and the blue sky above it is a beautiful thing to behold. Surrounded by the Grove Arcade, the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, the U.S. Cellular Center, the Basilica of St. Lawrence, Pack Library and all the great shops nearby, it could certainly be a perfect place to catch one’s breath, sit on a bench and just take in the wonderful small city that is Asheville.

I truly hope the city planners decide to keep this space open and green and full of sunlight despite the money that could be made otherwise. The buildings around it are all worthy of a small park in their midst. I’m keeping my fingers crossed but certainly not holding my breath. Good luck, Asheville!

Gardner Hathaway

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3 thoughts on “Fingers crossed for park

  1. AshevilleObserver

    What is the status of the Asheville Design Center’s “Guastavino Place” project?

  2. indy499

    Hope the city receives some attractive bids for this piece of land which has been put back on the market. The handful of people who continually harp here essentially want their personal view protected. Tiresome. I think a nice (tall) hotel would be great. Has anyone priced hotel rooms for visitors lately? There were many more hotel rooms in downtown Asheville 100 years ago than there are today. Get on with it.

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