Also, construction should be starting soon on the new outdoor performance venue on Coxe Avenue; and much more.
Leni Sitnick was elected Asheville's first woman mayor in 1997.
Asheville City Councilwoman Julie Mayfield, who last month said she opposed the Flatiron hotel proposal, said Tuesday night that her concerns had been addressed and she now favored it.
A planned mayoral vote by telephone and revelations regarding the criminal past of one of the Flatiron Building's owners offer new wrinkles to tonight's planned discussion.
City Council did not vote on the matter, but four council members indicated their opposition to the hotel plans, including Councilwoman Julie Mayfield, considered by many to be a swing vote on the issue.
Also, Asheville's poetry slam scene is experiencing a resurgence, and more.
The Asheville Technical Review Committee hearing is the project's next step in the bureaucratic quest for approval.
The Flatiron Building has served as an office building in downtown Asheville since its opening in 1927.
The plans are in the earliest stages, but moving ahead.