Asheville City Council

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 […]

Buncombe Commission­ers

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 […]

The Buncombe Commission­ers brief: March 17 meeting

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.

Pack Square Park pavilion constructi­on delayed but still on tap

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 […]

Pack Square Park design

• 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 […]

Pack Square Conservanc­y considers putting pavilion on hold

The board charged with overseeing the construction of the new $20 million Pack Square Park in the heart of downtown Asheville discussed scratching a planned $2.46 million pavilion during its regular meeting Wednesday. One step at a time: Construction crews pouring concrete for the steps in front of the Buncombe County Courthouse, part of the […]