The streets belonged to the unhoused poor, gathered in clusters here and there or walking alone, burdened with heavy bundles and unmet needs.
Development on the property may include housing, a restaurant or office space to help cover the annual cost of maintaining the park components, according to plans presented.
Also, construction should be starting soon on the new outdoor performance venue on Coxe Avenue; and much more.
Also, plans for the major redevelopment of the Sears property at the Asheville Mall have once again been continued, and more.
Also, Asheville's poetry slam scene is experiencing a resurgence, and more.
One resident bemoaned the inaction, calling the property "a scar on the city of Asheville that needs to heal."
Also, celebrity chef Michael Symon was spotted in downtown Asheville on Sunday, and more.
A Ben & Jerry's fanchisee has pulled construction permits to open an ice cream shop on Haywood Street in the heart of downtown.
Shaunak Patel says he's so confident in his case that he may risk starting construction prior to resolving the state appeal.
Asheville City Council voted in January 2017 to deny the developer permission to move forward. The developer appealed in Superior Court and won a decision in October.
The Keener House, built around 1890, was home to a businessman who opened his own grocery store on the bottom level on the house on what was then known as East Haywood Street.
Also, Asheville Grit editor Ali McGhee announces that she's accepted a new job that she'll start in January, and more.
The coffeehouse giant's search once again brings up the controversial topic of whether big chains should be welcome in downtown Asheville.
This new hotel would be situated right across the street from the Hyatt Place, which just opened this spring.
The plans for new downtown Asheville hotels just keep on coming.
The Asheville Design Center plans to go before Asheville City Council on March 8 with a proposal for the visioning process.
The city-owned lot has created headaches for Asheville city officials the past 15 years. And yes, hoteliers still want to build on it.
The 50-year-old Haywood Street restaurant was bulldozed on Wednesday to make way for a new hotel.
A lawsuit filed by other downtown hotel owners dissuaded McKibbon.
The restaurant's last day is Oct. 28.