Asheville City Council will consider rezoning roughly 128 acres of property along South Tunnel Road, including the sites of the Asheville Mall and a Whole Foods, to Urban Place zoning.
“I have seen her not only show up and speak up for the black community, but also I have seen her advocate for a city that is accessible to all of us.”
A Southside Town Hall held on Jan. 31 aired long-held resentments and distrust in the city’s African-American community. But many who attended the meeting at the Edington Center on Livingston Street said it was a necessary first step in moving forward to plan recreational facilities for the community.
At a Southside neighborhood meeting on Monday, Feb. 1, Parks & Recreation director Roderick Simmons said his department has no plans to close the Walton Street Park and Pool at 570 Oakland Rd.