Who’ll hit this one out of the park?

Well, I guess we have another development controversy on our hands. How is it possible that the [county] could have sold the parkland that was given only for use as a park. How is it possible that it would be sold for a little over half of its appraised value? How is it possible that we can legally take it back?

Mr. Coleman certainly has a right to develop land that he purchased to develop, but maybe he might have some sensitivity to how his profitable venture would affect the aesthetic quality of our downtown park. Parks are about aesthetics, aren’t they?

This is an absurd situation—that someone would [plan to] build an 11-story building right smack on the park, blocking all the winter sunlight from the park. Mr. Coleman, would you please reconsider? Thanks.

— Gary Schwartz
Asheville

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2 thoughts on “Who’ll hit this one out of the park?

  1. LOKEL

    If I was Mr Coleman, I would tear the Hayes and Hopson building down and leave a big gaping hole right next to the precious Park for eternity!

  2. William P Miller

    The sale of that land should have never been allowed in the first place. Everyone, DO NOT VOTE FOR THE RE-ELECTION OF PETERSON OR STANLEY. They are the prime movers on the Buncombe County Commission who slipped this past us. The Pack family gave that land to the people of Asheville FOREVER.

    Stand up and stop the sale of our dear town!

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