Members of the Asheville Downtown Commission said last week that standards for development should be clearly expressed.
Also, photographer Lydia See will celebrate the opening of a new exhibition on Feb. 16, and much more.
The new regulations are a fear-based reaction to growth, one commission member said.
Also, Asheville is one of the fastest gentrifying cities in the U.S. according to a report, and more.
After reviewing The Parisian hotel’s design, one commissioner asked, “What’s next, a pyramid?” Still, the project was approved on a 6-1 vote.
Juan Carlos Jimenez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case of Chris Ortega.
Local tourism officials are keeping an eye on key measurements of success as a hotel building boom rolls on.
Also, the Montford Park Players are planning a big group photo in May, and much more.
The Home2Suites by Hilton hotel is a 5-story, 117-room hotel proposed for a location on Thompson Street.
Councilman Gordon Smith won’t seek re-election, newcomer Kim Roney says she’s running and others are testing the waters.
Also, ticket and concession sales stats from December’s Christmas Jam, and much more.
Developers may appeal the decision to Superior Court.
The Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission review comes after the Asheville Downtown Commission rejected the hotel proposal.
Also, the Awesome Foundation is planning to give away free money around Asheville this weekend and much more.
Also, the Chocolate Fetish celebrates 30 years in Asheville, and much more.
Chad Slagle and Keith Mort have a process to speed up the aging process of whiskey, and they showcase it on this season of “Moonshiners.”
Also, A-B Tech’s student culinary team is headed to a national cooking competition, and much more.
Rich Lee, Kim Roney and Sheneika Smith are a few names being bandied about as possible City Council candidates this year.
Several gatherings are happening around Asheville Friday and Saturday.
Also, Beautcatcher Cinemas screened its last movies, and more.
The Asheville Downtown Commission rejected a downtown hotel design last week, with one member calling the design “cheesy” and another expressing reservations about the intentions of developers. On a 5-4 vote, the city advisory board dismissed plans for The Parisian hotel proposed by MRK Property Development and presented to the commission by Asheville architect Peter Alberice. The vote may not significantly alter[Read More…]
The march, organized in opposition to the incoming Trump administration, will begin at 11 a.m. in downtown Asheville.
Plans for new construction on the museum project must still meet city approval.
Also, a group of Asheville independent restaurants has dropped the online reservation service OpenTable and adopted one called Reserve.