“As always, Cecil continues to fight consistently and powerfully to protect the very soul of our fair city against outside interests.”
“The ‘citizen’ task force process was a farce. Council did not need this task force. There are 12 years of documented public support for green space, not more commercial development.”
Editor’s note: The issues of density, zoning, Smart Growth and quality of life in the city of Asheville continue to generate interest and concern among Mountain Xpress readers. Recent letters to the editor on the topics have generated multiple comments and new letters, along with a lively thread on the Facebook group Asheville Politics, which […]
Please have a park next to the Basilica of St. Lawrence. They have offered money for the lot. Let us, the people, support them even with our money, even with a small donation. We have enough hotels downtown. What we need is more green space with trees. — Harry and Genelda Woggon Asheville
UNC Asheville has acquired 10 acres of tree-studded land at the corner of W.T. Weaver Boulevard and Merrimon Avenue, the school announced Dec. 31. Between them, the Weaver and Rhoades families have owned the old homestead for more than 100 years. Green oasis: UNCA has acquired the 10 acres of land at the corner of […]
UNC Asheville announced Wednesday that it has acquired 10 acres of tree-studded land at the intersection of W.T. Weaver Boulevard and Merrimon Avenue that might one day serve as an eco-village for students and faculty.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the woods I grew up in. I mean, I didn’t actually grow up in dem woods, but I might as well have. Nestled in the burbs outside Philly, I was lucky enough to have a big stream and a wooded strip of land that ran behind my house […]
A proposed retooling of the open-space requirements in Asheville’s Unified Development Ordinance could lead to more parks, more greenways, maybe even more sidewalk cafes surrounding denser housing and commercial developments in the city. That’s the hoped-for result of a proposal Planning and Development Director Scott Shuford presented to a wary audience of local developers at […]