“The city would benefit by (1) selling the condos and getting repaid most or all of its investment and (2) using the sales proceeds to fund other housing options.”
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Letter: The sorry sight of new Asheville construction
“So sad. The endless hotel and condo building. And, if you are in doubt as to how mindless and thoughtless it all seems to be, look at the architecture.”
Invest ye merry gentlemen
Xpress presents a cyber-eye on the park
There’s so much going on in the heart of downtown Asheville that we thought it would be good to develop a way to help keep track of it: the new Mountain Xpress Web cam, an ever-vigilant cyber-eye trained on the new Pack Square Park and a news-making magnolia tree.
Magnolia on notice; Parkside protesters plan response
A letter delivered by developer Stewart Coleman to a group of demonstrators holding a vigil beneath the magnolia tree that sits on the controversial Parkside property states his intention to cut down the tree “sometime after 35 days from today’s date.”
Commissioners consider Parkside purchase: “It’s time to get this nightmare behind us”
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will meet in a special closed session Friday morning to discuss the possible purchase of the Parkside property from developer Stewart Coleman, in an effort to put an end to the ongoing controversy.
Parkside will dominate June 24 county commissioners meeting
On Tuesday afternoon, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners heard the tip of the iceberg of the controversy surrounding the proposed nine-story Parkside condominium project. The board will discuss the issue at length during its June 24 meeting.
Ripples continue from Parkside redesign
Asheville City Council will meet in closed session Tuesday to discuss the Parkside issue, and a Technical Review Committee meeting on the project will have to wait until July.