Four-story multi-family development coming to Asheville’s South Slope


A new four-story multi-family development is proposed for 185 Coxe Ave. on Asheville’s South Slope, an area that’s booming with craft breweries. This project comes as other apartment projects are gearing up nearby.

The project at 185 Coxe Avenue is titled the “Ledford Site Apartments.” Right now, the site is an empty lot on the south end of Coxe, near the intersection with Southside Avenue.

Last month, Tribute Construction held two meetings to inform residents about two apartment construction projects in the neighborhood. One was described as the Collier Avenue Apartment project, a 48-unit building with 63 parking spaces. The four-story building is to be a mix of one- and two-bedroom units.

The other Tribute Construction project was described as The Residences at South Slope, a 142-unit,  four-story building  with one- and two-bedroom units and 300 parking spaces. (It’s unclear to me whether The Residences project is the same as the Ledford Site Apartments.)



FDR May 22, 2015 - 3:18 pm

Parking is so cheap and plentiful in Asheville compared to other cities. I assume that builders from out of town will start charging the average going rate and selling spaces by themselves for 30k a piece to homeowners etc. I’m afraid Asheville has outlived its cheap parking when you consider the demand for visiting here. E

Jon Barnard May 22, 2015 - 2:25 pm

I agree with Haunted: Too bad it’s not larger.

orulz May 22, 2015 - 7:50 am

Tribute’s Residences at South Slope has to be the same thing as Ledford Site. First of all the site is about the right size for 142 units, it’s 4 stories (plus a 5th story “basement”), but furthermore 185 Coxe Ave is owned by South Slope Holdings LLC with an address of 10 Cardinal Drive Wilmington NC, which happens to be the address of Tribute Companies.

As for the 48-unit, 63-space building. That must be the 150 Coxe Ave project that you posted about before, that’s actually 4 stories of apartments on top of 4 stories of parking.

Both of these buildings go above and beyond the letter of the law, and even above what would conceivably be necessary for just the residents, in terms of parking spaces (300 spaces for 142 units where some are 1-bedroom is pretty big) so they must be banking on parking revenue from people visiting the South Slope.

Jason Sandford May 22, 2015 - 9:22 am

Thanks orulz.

Helen May 22, 2015 - 7:43 am

Also did you notice that little hair place at the end of coxe has been emptied out and close. Do you think that piece of land is next to go?

ashevillain May 22, 2015 - 10:58 am

Just guessing here…that place was more likely a casualty of the coming redevelopment of Lee Walker Heights.

Helen May 22, 2015 - 7:39 am

Jason, you missed some important info. They are 400 to 900 sq ft. They are rentals. No price is available (at least they wont release it). Coxe will have no turning left lane for the 300 parking. There are 3 apartment blocks going up with the same developer. The 3rd one is opposite twin leaf. No parking on that one. The lofts will now loose their parking. Same developer owns empty lot on the other side of twin leaf and empty lot at corner of collier and buxton. So guess they will be next.

Jason Sandford May 22, 2015 - 9:23 am

Thanks for your note, Helen.

hauntedheadnc May 22, 2015 - 6:17 am

Not tall enough, and not enough units, but otherwise I’ll take it. Unfortunately it will probably also be built in the very trendy “Charlotte boring” style of architecture that’s begun to infest the city, but we need housing downtown. We need a lot of it, and we need it fast, before the hotel developers get every last parcel of available land between I-40 and I-240.

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