“As someone who drives this stretch of road every day, I understand both sides of this controversy.”
“I urge City Council to take the time to review its decisions before making a huge mistake that will affect our neighborhoods for years to come.”
“Preservation at all costs is not the answer.”
“Asheville is changing, and since affordable housing is already in short supply, every neighborhood has a responsibility to accept its share of new, denser residential projects, despite the inevitable protests by vocal citizen groups.”
“The affordable housing problems of Asheville will not be solved by destroying our heritage.”
“I remember when the old passenger rail depot, now a restaurant, had a segregated waiting room.”
“What don’t you people understand about ‘Stay at home’?”
“Come on, all you North Ashevilleans — keep your unadorned trash bins. Put them out within an hour or two of the expected pickup times and spray them inside and out with ammonia.”
“I know many of my neighbors have called to share similar concerns. It doesn’t appear any of us are being heard.”
“Come on, Asheville, can’t we think of a more thoughtful and efficient way to promote clean energy?”
“Another scenario is increasing road rage from backups, followed by more cars cutting through the heart of the neighborhood, where families with young children are moving in.”
” I would ask for plan transparency, some preservation of the environment and safety for pre-existing homeowners. So far we know nothing.”
“The problem isn’t that we are taking over their habitat. Asheville is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected land; it’s just the food thing is easier in ours.”
“Someone needs to inform all these unsuspecting transplants who are moving here in droves and are paying outrageous prices for housing without being told that hanging out in their backyards at night might be an invitation for disaster.”
Before construction could begin on Beaver Lake, an agreement needed to be reached between Lakeview Inc. and the Asheville and East Tennessee Railroad. The railroad company’s tracks traversed the area Beaver Lake would eventually occupy.
Four food and beverage businesses with diverse concepts will launch in the neighborhood this spring.
The fate of a 296-unit apartment complex will be on hold until December as the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment voted to continue its hearing until it sees an official traffic study.
“I am deeply horrified to learn that Hathaway Development, a non-Asheville developer from Atlanta, wants to put a high-density apartment complex on 29 acres on Country Oak.”
A 296-unit apartment complex in North Asheville and a 62-unit townhome development in Arden are up for consideration when the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment meets on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
On Wednesday, June 28, Bruce Johnson will offer a talk titled “Family Feud: The Bitter Battle Between E.W. Grove and Fred Seely For the Grove Park Inn.” It will take place at the Lord Auditorium, on the lower level of Pack Memorial Library.
“We in North Asheville also have problems with crumbling roadways and sidewalks with lack of repair.”