The city of Asheville has taken initial steps toward rezoning real estate in four places around town in hopes of encouraging new development that would offer a denser mix of housing, shops and office space, similar to Biltmore Park Town Square or Reynolds Village in Woodfin. “Asheville wants to move in a direction that is more urban, that is more walkable, that has a greater mix of uses,” says city planner Vaidila Satvika.
In early July, we heard that World Magazine, a Christian publication, was moving from its longtime location at Innsbruck Mall on Tunnel Road near downtown Asheville. Readers (and tweeters) subsequently asked whether the mall might be closing. Assigned to look into it, I decided to first take a tour.
Highlights from the August 19 work session.