Breath of fresh air on Haywood Street

Thank you, Michael McDonough, for showing Asheville that a development vision for the Haywood Street properties is much more than just choosing between a park and what he aptly calls a corporate high-rise [“Think Smart,Aug. 1 Xpress]. Creative, integrated redevelopment of that vacant land and the surrounding road system, linked to an evolving U.S. Cellular Center, will enhance a critical, but neglected downtown area and provide attractive near- and long-term economic returns both to the city and commercial interests. This unique opportunity must not be squandered by short-term, bird-in-hand thinking.

— Richard Pigossi

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