Read with surprise the position of a reader about the space across from the Basilica of St. Lawrence and how it should be used. A point that is completely overlooked is the basilica itself, its beauty, architectural uniqueness and how it has added to the charm and beauty of Asheville.
The integrity of this masterpiece will be obliterated by the proposed commercial “development” of that space. A green space, for the use of all citizens and visitors, will enhance the beauty of this area rather than destroy it with yet another hotel and parking garage.
The reader suggests we already have more green spaces and parks than we need. I think what we have more of than we need are hotels.
And, why is it that the desires of most citizens of Asheville are of absolutely no interest to City Council? Can you hear us, City Council?
— Patricia Wald