As you drive through Asheville, you probably have noticed the large tracts of woodlands being cleared for storage units or prefab housing developments. That multistory hotels will soon dominate the our city’s skyline goes without saying. Despite the appearance of a lively discussion of Asheville’s future in public forums like the Mountain Xpress, construction is moving ahead at a rapid pace.
The fact is the City Council is divided on the how much and what direction growth should take in the Land of Sky.
If you want Asheville to remain a town of mountains and culture for people of all socioeconomic classes, it is extremely important that you take a few minutes to send an email, however brief, to your Council person and/or mayor stating your views. They are sensitive to any direct communication they get from individual citizens. Your message will make a difference.
— Steve Rosenthal