Asheville finds itself confronting a slew of pressing and interrelated issues — short-term rentals, gentrification, parking, affordable housing — and many of them got hashed out at City Council this week. Council approved a new zoning code for the River Arts District as well as a 133-unit apartment complex.
Asheville City Council could finally make a decision on approving a new form-based zoning code for the River Arts District at its Nov. 14 meeting. It is also slated to hear a proposal for the 133-unit Stoneyard Apartments project.
“Heroic young men and women who’d stepped up to defeat our dreadful enemies returned to us, many arriving at the same train station on Depot Street from which they’d departed.”
Asheville City Council continued its quest to crack down on whole-house and whole-unit short-term rentals at its Oct. 24 meeting, as it also approved a 70-room hotel project in the River Arts District and showed warm support for giving more staff time to the Energy Innovation Task Force.
City Council will shine a spotlight on the River Arts District at its Oct. 24 meeting, with agenda items including a proposed 70-room lodging reuse, parking problems and adoption of a zoning code intended to encourage vibrant mixed use in the area.
Plans are afoot to renovate a large, historic building in the River Arts District to create a mixed-use space with lodging, retail and restaurant components.
A new code that would guide development in the River Arts District will head back to Asheville City Council after the Planning and Zoning Commission upheld its original draft at its Sept. 6 meeting. One major sticking point is whether short-term rentals would be permitted in the RAD.
Asheville City Council passed a resolution condemning the actions of white supremacists and racial violence in Charlottesville earlier this month. Council members also resolved to support the designation of Big Ivy as a wilderness area, and voted to move forward with a phased approach to a greenway along Lyman Street to Amboy Road. A proposal to reduce the minimum width of residential lots by 20 percent citywide was sent back to the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission for further study.
At Asheville City Council’s meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 22, Council members will consider a resolution condemning the recent actions of white supremacists and racial violence in Charlottesville, Va. The Council will hear public comment on four zoning matters, including an amendment to the city’s zoning code intended to encourage small-scale infill residential housing development.
In Phillips’ latest collection, the artist combines a series of themes that seek to play with viewers’ perceptions, as well as call to mind ancient tales reminiscent of the modern day.
On Thursday, July 27, Constance Vlahoulis and 18 other local and regional artists will come together for Clouds, the latest exhibit at the Adler Gallery in Posana Restaurant.
‘Parables in Clay and Paint,’ is a themed-collection by Asheville painter Mark Bettis and Brevard-based sculptor Christine Kosiba.
The West Asheville brewery expands its production and entertainment offerings.
“The scene at the depot was a depressing beehive as these raw recruits, many no more than young boys, had their last meal with their families at the Atlantic Quick Lunch and then walked across the street to board a train.”
On Saturday, May 20, the Phil Mechanic Studios is opening the Stand Gallery (formerly Flood Gallery). The launch will include a group show ‘Following Abstraction into Form.’
The River Arts District’s Spring Studio Stroll takes place over Mother’s Day weekend — Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21.
On Saturday, April 29, whiteSPACE will present its latest works in an exhibit titled ‘Thallo: Four Artists Welcome Spring.’
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newest section of the French Broad River Greenway was held Friday, April 21, at the foot of the New Belgium brewery as part of the city of Asheville’s Earth Week Celebration. Representatives from the many public and private partnerships that had a role in the development of this section, called […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a 15-year honeybee mural project; an initiative to add creative studio space in the River Arts District; and Axxa/Abraxas’ crowdfunding success story.