Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission
At least 10 percent of the residential units proposed for the Coxe/Asheland development will be designated as affordable units, offered at 80 percent AMI.
The Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission approved a slightly revised plan that calls for a 138-room hotel, 37 condos and about 1,100 square feet of commercial space.
The Create 72 Broadway project was approved by the Asheville Downtown Commission at its July meeting.
The project, which could bring 600 new apartments to 4.4 acres between Coxe and Asheland avenues, is set to be presented to the South Slope Neighborhood Association on Tuesday.
The Asheville Technical Review Committee hearing is the project's next step in the bureaucratic quest for approval.
The commission unanimously approved one hotel project near Biltmore Village. The other project, along Biltmore Avenue, passed with a 5-2 vote.
The hotel proposal moves on the Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission for review.
The plans are in the earliest stages, but moving ahead.
The proposed redevelopment of the corner of Charlotte and Chestnut streets would include a large apartment complex and retail shops.
Asheville city planners are pushing for more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly connections for the $45 million mixed-use development.
The project moves on to Asheville City Council for approval.
Also, it looks like the issue of district elections for Asheville City Council will once again come before state lawmakers.
The new regulations are a fear-based reaction to growth, one commission member said.
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.
The Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission review comes after the Asheville Downtown Commission rejected the hotel proposal.
Also, eight employees of Everyday Health inAsheville were laid off on Monday as Ziff Davis acquired the company, and more.
Also, the city of Asheville is seeking design plans for a new fire station on Broadway, and much more.
The zoning amendment proposal now goes to Asheville City Council for a final vote.
Commissioners also unanimously approved a rezoning request to allow redevelopment of the Lee Walker Heights public housing complex.