Construction on Mission Health’s massive new building set to begin


Construction of Mission Health’s new 12-story, 681,000-square-foot building – one of the biggest building projects in Asheville in decades – is gearing up this month.

The $400 million tower will be home to 220 patient rooms, new operating rooms, expanded ER space, interventional cardiology and interventional radiology. It will be built at 509 Biltmore Avenue and will front Hospital Drive and Victoria Road.

Here’s a quick look at some of what’s going on, according to a Mission update:

The road to the former Owen Heart Center entrance, Heart Center Drive, will close on Thursday, April 14. Visitors can access the Owen Heart Center using the new entrance, which opened in February, located on the east side of the building, just north of the emergency department entrance (facing Biltmore Ave).

Fencing will be installed on the Heart Center Drive sidewalk and around the designated off-site parking lot (86 Victoria Drive). The parking lot will remain open for staff parking until May 1.

-The old MAHEC Library at 501 Biltmore Ave. will be demolished May 1. The westernmost lane of Biltmore Avenue from Hospital Drive to Rose Chapman will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night to protect traffic from demolition the nights of April 12-13.

The sidewalk on the west side of Biltmore Avenue from Hospital Drive to Rose Chapman will be closed from today through June 30 to ensure the safety of pedestrians during the demolition.

More Mission updates here.


Mary Fierle April 12, 2016 - 8:49 am

This rendering should have a credit by the architect or architectural firm that designed this building. Who is the Architect?

jtroop April 11, 2016 - 4:59 pm


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