You’d never know it from the kids splashing around the fountain or the young couples playing Frisbee on the lawn, but a decade ago, the 6.5 acres comprising downtown Asheville’s City/County Plaza was a mishmash of thoroughfares — three lanes of Patton Avenue traffic cut eastward past the Vance Monument, merging onto College Street — […]
Asheville commemorates the 1969 Stonewall riots today with a series of events. Photo by Michael Muller
As of today, Pack Square Park is 100 percent open to the public, notes Jeff Joyce of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce.
—photo by Ben Teague
The Pack Square Conservancy board on Wednesday gave its approval of the Asheville Art Museum’s design of a new glass structure that will serve as both a giant window onto the heart of downtown and an inviting entrance into the museum.
Crews working on the new Pack Square Park have been testing Asheville’s newest water fountain, an interactive water feature in the heart of the $20 million downtown park.
In a 4-3 vote, Council declined to pass a proposed 100-foot zone around Pack Square Park that would force Council approval of new construction there.
Pack Square Park got a green makeover today with the installation of nearly 18,000 square feet of sod. On Thursday, the park’s signature fountain will receive its crowning piece with the installation of a 20-foot-diameter brass ring.
A Weaverville artist has begun the Pack Square Park installation of hundreds of clay stoneware tiles, including 400 brown and blue square ones created and signed by students in Buncombe County Schools.
The director of the Pack Square Park Conservancy said the board on Wednesday wrestled with questions concerning the park’s proposed $2.46 million pavilion.
The running debate over a new site for Asheville’s first public-art piece, Dirck Cruser‘s Energy Loop, may finally be coming to an end. The city’s Public Art Board has wholeheartedly endorsed placing the wavy strip of black steel in the center of a new plaza created adjacent to Buncombe County’s new parking deck and the […]
The running debate over a final resting spot for the Energy Loop sculpture, Asheville’s first public art piece, may be finally coming to an end.
Council OKs Pack Square Park changes, budget Zoning approved for affordable apartments in West Asheville A-B Tech students to build Oakley Resource Center Council member Carl Mumpower has never been one to hold back. As one of two Republicans on Council—and the self-proclaimed lone conservative at the table—Mumpower is often the most vocal City Council […]
Pack Square Park will be front and center at Asheville City Council’s formal session.
Despite difficulties, Pack Square renovations on track, conservancy officials say County manager recommends delaying decision on new office facility Commissioners change meeting place The Buncombe County commissioners probably wished they’d had some luck o’ the Irish on March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) as they heard a report from the Pack Square Conservancy indicating that the […]
For their St. Patrick’s Day meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners may have wished they had the luck o’ the Irish (or at least a stout beer), as the Pack Square Conservancy laid out their plans to raise the additional millions needed to complete the ambitious park renovations — and the state of the economy forced the county to delay consolidating their offices.
While everyone else is out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners has manufacturer incentives, a rezoning and a whole bevy of reports — including one on consolidating county facilities — on its agenda.
The first phase of Asheville’s signature park is scheduled to be open in one month, after years of on-and-off construction work and the expenditure of millions in private donations and taxpayers’ dollars.
Asheville Downtown Association members have offered to pitch in as volunteers to speed up the completion of the new Pack Square Park, ADA President Byron Greiner told the board of the Pack Square Conservancy on Feb. 4. The park in winter: Construction is proceeding on the new Pack Square Park, but the Asheville Downtown Association […]
An organization representing businesses in downtown Asheville offered volunteer help to speed up completion of the new Pack Square Park.
A $2.46 million pavilion planned for Pack Square Park will be built, the group overseeing the park’s construction decided Jan. 7, but construction won’t start until later this year. Postponed but not scrapped: A $2.46 million pavilion planned for Asheville’s new Pack Square Park will be built, but construction won’t start until next fall at […]
• The latest round of work began in the summer of 2008 on Pack Square Park. Construction fencing, which surrounds the park, will be used as “a big palate, a big canvas,” according to conservancy spokeswoman Donna Clark. To see what some of the signs on the fencing will look like, click here to download […]