Please note that I am interested in protecting the lovely community of Black Mountain from the expansion of the Ingles located in Black Mountain.
Ingles has not kept their promise to provide green space in the already existing [location]. What is to keep them from continuing to break their word?
Black Mountain has a charming small-town energy that should be protected from this type of growth, otherwise I believe we will lose the potential tourist traffic necessary to support our community, as well as our local residents who moved here to enjoy the existing infrastructure.
— Rev. Heidi Peck
Editor’s note: According to Black Mountain Planning Director Elizabeth Teague, Ingles officially submitted an “amended plan” involving changes that decreased the amount of green space in their project. The amendment was approved by the Town Zoning Board of Adjustment on March 20, 2008.