Wednesday, June 4, 2014

AARRC 2014 Annual Retreat

The Asheville Area Riverfront Redevelopment Commission held its 2014 Annual Retreat on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. We started @ the Green Sage Cafe in Westgate… Thanks to the CVB for our breakfast! and to Randy Tally for hosting our morning map session. The Grey Line Trolley carried us around to get an overview of progress @ New Belgium Asheville Brewery… then we toured up to Woodfin and back down to the French Broad River Park where we met up with Jason Walls of Duke Energy to walk the new French Broad Connector Greenway land and had lunch provided by the City of Asheville & Laurey's Catering. We surveyed progress on Amboy Road of the Smoky Mountain Adventure Center… then pulled into the parking lot @ the Wedge Brewery to hop on some electric bikes and cruise up Clingman (wow, was that ever easy!) to look at the Clingman Forest Greenway and then back down to hear from Harry Pilos about progress on his RAD Lofts project. Our last stop was 233 Riverside Drive to hear from Kristie Quinn about the Smoky Park Supper Club & Eric Bradford from Greenworks… and our afternoon 2015 ++ visioning session followed by a social happy hour with refreshments provided by the City of Asheville & CURVE studios & garden… Wow, that was a full informative day! Much appreciation to Paul Black of the MPO.. his insights were most helpful! See more photos @on FB @ AVL Riverfront.