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.
The N.C. Department of Transportation and the city of Asheville have announced a plan to conduct a corridor study prior to planning improvements for Merrimon Avenue.
The mayor of Asheville announced the departure of City Manager Gary Jackson at a City Council meeting that also addressed the city’s effort to create a commission focused on racial equity and its opposition to an NCDOT plan to widen Merrimon Avenue.
The city of Asheville is poised to formally express its displeasure with the N.C. Department of Transportation’s plan to widen Merrimon Avenue. At its Feb. 13 meeting, City Council will consider a resolution to reject the DOT’s plan to widen the street and ask staff to work with DOT to come up with alternatives.
Is it possible that some engineers from the NCDOT’s Division 13 office noticed their ears were burning on the evening of Jan. 23? While neighbors met in North Asheville to plan a push opposing what they see as rushed and inappropriate plans for widening a portion of Merrimon Avenue, City Council members decried the NCDOT’s lack of engagement and directed staff to develop a statement outlining the city’s concerns.
At its Jan. 23 meeting, Asheville City Council could formally accept an investment of $4.6 million from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority to help complete the southern section of the the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project.
Asheville Tacos and Taps will offer food and growler bottles at a Merrimon Avenue drive-thru location.
Asheville Biscuitry opened Jan. 13, taking over Dough’s former location on Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville.
“While the article’s focus was on ‘pedestrian safety,’ it at least attempted to take a step at raising the issue. Yes, pedestrian safety is certainly an issue on Merrimon. But so is the safety of people driving their cars!”
It’s a busy evening for Asheville City Council tonight, as they consider approval of the New Belgium brewery, a plan for local food sustainability, and the second phase of a Harris Teeter-anchored commercial development on Merrimon Avenue.
Asheville City Council will discuss the Harris Teeter developer’s request for zoning changes on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Changes could include the addition of two drive-thru establishments on the property located at the intersection of Merrimon Avenue and Chestnut Street.
A traffic study will address safety issues as well as ways the street could provide a safe passage for a variety of users. Traffic safety on Charlotte Street is an issue and was the reason behind the formation of the Charlotte Streetscape Committee. A 2010 neighborhood survey showed that over 64 percent did not feel […]