South Slope trees and neighbors happy

When City Council voted unanimously to approve Ravenscroft, a mixed-use development planned for the South Slope, the entire downtown community benefited. That’s because the developers have agreed to save all of the trees on one of the parcels, preserving sorely needed green space.

Developers Jerry and David Payne listened to our neighborhood’s concerns about the original development plan and went back to the drawing board, not only saving one of downtown’s last remaining groves of hardwood trees, but also scaling down the project significantly. The final product will be a great addition to our neighborhood.

We in the Sawyer Motor Building are grateful to the Paynes for listening to our concerns and suggestions, and hope other developers will follow their example.

— Jonathan Scott
Sawyer Motor Building
Asheville

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One thought on “South Slope trees and neighbors happy

  1. Carrie

    Hey Jonathan!
    Congratulations. I’m really happy about this news. It’s so refreshing to see that a compromise is possible in development. Hope all is well!
    Carrie & Dan

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