Earth Fare was mentioned as the possible downtown grocery store tenant.
The project calls for a mix of uses, includes space for artists, two restaurants and a 70-room hotel.
Also, construction should be starting soon on the new outdoor performance venue on Coxe Avenue; and much more.
The hotel proposal was approved before the current one-year moratorium on new hotel projects in Asheville.
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.
An Asheville City Council committee will meet on Aug. 29 to discuss whether to move forward with a moratorium on new hotel construction.
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.
During the public comment portion of Tuesday night's meeting, no member of the public spoke against the project.
The Asheville Technical Review Committee hearing is the project's next step in the bureaucratic quest for approval.
Over the past couple of months, Asheville City Council members have indicated increasing displeasure with proposed hotel development.
The commission unanimously approved one hotel project near Biltmore Village. The other project, along Biltmore Avenue, passed with a 5-2 vote.
In other action, an issue with a parking space at The Patton apartments threatens to derail that project.
Also, there's new construction action on Carolina Lane at the site of a building collapse five years ago, and more.
The Arras is on track to open next year.
The Flatiron Building has served as an office building in downtown Asheville since its opening in 1927.
A decision from the N.C. Court of Appeals could come later this year.
The plans are in the earliest stages, but moving ahead.
The proposal calls for 20 hotel rooms and 11 condominium units.
One is designed as an extended stay hotel; the other has 56 rooms spread across three historic structures and one new building.
The new "condotel" is proposed for the corner of Buncombe and Aston streets just off Coxe Avenue.
Asheville has been experiencing a hotel construction boom the last several years, with the Cambria as the newest entrant on the downtown scene.
Shaunak Patel says he's so confident in his case that he may risk starting construction prior to resolving the state appeal.
Also, Asheville Grit editor Ali McGhee announces that she's accepted a new job that she'll start in January, and more.
Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler and Councilman Gordon Smith voted against the hotel proposal at 95 Roberts St.
The project moves on to Asheville City Council for approval.
Also, Brewgrass is Saturday, the Asheville Outdoor Show Sunday, and more.
The plan is to develop a 70-room hotel in the building, as well as a restaurant and retail space, in the massive building at 95 Roberts St.
It's not a hotel, and it's not exactly just condos.
A centerpiece of the new Cambria Hotel is a new restaurant, Hemingway's Cuba.
The hotel will have a small dog park and green roof, with rooms renting for about $80 a night.
The River Arts District is already poised to see millions of dollars of infrastructure investment.
Also, Elements juice bar recently closed its second location, and more.
Also, there's a Friday concert at Diana Wortham Theatre featuring the student winners of the theater's emerging artist scholarships, and more.
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.
Local tourism officials are keeping an eye on key measurements of success as a hotel building boom rolls on.
The Home2Suites by Hilton hotel is a 5-story, 117-room hotel proposed for a location on Thompson Street.
Developers may appeal the decision to Superior Court.
The Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission review comes after the Asheville Downtown Commission rejected the hotel proposal.
The Asheville Downtown Commission rejected a downtown hotel design last week, with one member calling the design “cheesy” and another expressing reservations about the intentions of developers. On a 5-4 vote, the city advisory board dismissed ...
Two city advisory boards have split on their approval of the downtown hotel project.
The Embassy Suites project moves on to Asheville City Council for final review.