Wednesday, May 15, 2013

159 Riverside Cotton Mill Ruins Demolition

The one of the two remaining ruins of the old Asheville Cotton Company, circa 1900, is being demolished this week by DH Griffin & Co.  This action helps keep the ball rolling forward in terms of cleaning up our riverfront, making way for what comes next.

Strive Not To Drive Leadership Ride

Very special thanks to Asheville On Bikes for this fun event!! and for including the AVLriverfront as part of the conversation! We were fortunate to have Mayor Terry Bellamy, Vice Mayor Esther Manheimer, City Council members Gordon Smith, Cecil Bothwell & Mark Hunt, Buncombe County Chair David Gantt & County Commissioner Brownie Newman as well as City Manager Gary Jackson, Multi Modal Director, Cathy Ball & many more city staff & community leaders riding with us.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Dave Steel Slated for Live/Work Condos & Apartments

Announced Today!! 200+ apartment/live/work/mixed use development to happen on the Dave Steel property in the heart of the River Arts District by local developer, Harry Pilos ... $30 to $40 million dollar project expected to take 3 years! Special Thanks to MHO for making this area not so scary for the bankers & all the River Arts District Artists for making this such a great place that a project like this could even begin to happen!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Regional riverfront redevelopment factors prominently in the City of Asheville's Economic & Community Development Initiative.  The approach focuses on aligning partners around mixed-use neighborhoods such as the River Arts District, a vibrant downtown & robust job growth.  The strategies include RAD TIP implementation & Riverside Drive Strategic Planning.  The funding for this initiative will depend on City of Asheville budget considerations at a time of uncertainty.  The AARRC supports this approach and will continue to work towards these goals.

New Belgium Brewery Updates Online

Demolition of the Old Stockyard property is coming along fast! Crews pulling nails out of lumber, grading & stacking, then trucking it off to be planed, for re-use on site.  Site Up-dates can be found @ New Belgium Asheville.  Expect dirt moving/importing starting soon!