More of what’s going on:
-Construction fencing went up Tuesday around a lot along Patton Avenue across the street from the WNC Rescue Mission homeless shelter that will be home to a new apartment complex. Plans for Patton Place call for 115 apartments in a four-story building with parking deck. Hundreds of new apartment units are being built around Asheville, with most of the activity south of downtown.
–Asheville Folk, a group of local creatives, has announced that it is opening a boutique coworking space at 120 Coxe Ave., Suite 1C, on Asheville’s South Slope. “If you are looking for a collaborative and inspiring environment to create and gather, come visit us,” Asheville Folk says.
–The Campaign for Southern Equality has organized a Trans-Friendly Job Fair and Resource Bank that will be held July 21 at the UU Church (1 Edwin Place, Asheville), according to a press release. The event is designed to connect the transgender community in WNC with support related to job-readiness and to local trans-friendly employers and resources. These free events are co-sponsored by TranzMission, Malaprops, and the Asheville UU – community members are invited to attend.
–Weaverville is booming these days, reports the Weaverville Tribune. Reporter Heather Berry writes that the Monticello Road area is full of construction activity. A new Sonic restaurant and two, separate, Monticello Road apartment complexes with plans for more than 400 apartments are in the works, while talk of a new hotel for the area has also surfaced.
-A Black Mountain local, Chad Merson, fell from an RV while in Kentucky working the ForeCastle music festival and his family and friends are raising money for his recovery.
–The William Randolph Hearst Foundation recently awarded the Asheville Art Museum a prestigious grant of $250,000 as part of the Museum’s Art WORKS for Asheville Capital Campaign, according to a press release. The grant will support expanded curatorial and collections storage, research and study facilities as part of the major renovation and expansion project underway to create the new Asheville Art Museum, scheduled for completion in spring 2018, the press release states.
Nothing like a Sonic to indicate you are booming. Way to go weaverville.
the new sonic and one of the apartment complexes in weaverville are currently under construction.