Haywood Park project clears first hurdle

A massive redevelopment proposed for downtown Asheville’s Haywood Park complex cleared its first big hurdle July 1 when the Asheville Downtown Commission approved the designs. Among other things, the plans call for two 20-plus-story high-rises that would dominate the skyline between Page Avenue and Haywood Street (see “Building a Legacy,” April 9 Xpress). Moving on […]

Building a legacy

Asheville developer Antonio O. “Tony” Fraga had already shared his audacious vision with neighbors and tenants of the Haywood Park property he’s looking to redevelop. Last week he unveiled it for the media as a prelude to launching the laborious process of gaining the necessary city approvals. Can he build it?: Yes, he can, says […]

Heightened hopes

With The Ellington’s 23-story profile primed to redefine the Asheville skyline, now comes word that another downtown developer also has his eye on the sky. The owner of a 2-acre property consisting of the Haywood Park complex and adjacent parcels hopes to redevelop the site and add two 20+ story towers, according to those who’ve […]