The Craven Street Infrastructure Project, being implemented by the City of Asheville as part of the New Belgium Brewery East Coast Expansion, includes a roadway realignment @ Hazel Mill Road, Emma Road & Craven Street, as well as new complete streets design for all of Craven Street. A complete street includes sidewalks, bike lanes, on street parking, street trees & storm water amenities. There will is also a section of greenway that is included in this project on the west bank of the French Broad River from just south of the Haywood Road Bridge up to the Craven Street Bridge. In addition, there will be two parking lots just north of Craven Street, on Buncombe County owned property that used to house the Buncombe County Schools Maintenance Facility. These parking lots will be for use by the public when visiting New Belgium or the new greenway.
In Fall 2013, the Metropolitan Sewerage District completed its infrastructure improvements @ Hazel Mill Road. Right of Way agreements are being worked out & construction on Craven Street is scheduled to start late Spring 2014. Contact McCray Coates @ the COA via the NBB portal & click on questions or concern for contact info.