Thursday, January 19, 2006

Drinking Liberally - Planning a City is Thirsty Work

{pic from Lowell Allen's Serial Photo}

If you put your ear to Patton Ave. you can hear the rumblings of Smoky Park Highway's Wal-Mart drumbeat. If you walk up the ridge, you'll hear the citizens of Weaverville wondering how an 85 acre big box development will alter their lives. There's folks hollering on Merrimon Avenue, some from posh North Asheville villas, about the realization that it won't stop with the Staples. And deep in the joyous heart of downtown Asheville, Drinking Liberally is coming together to sort it all out.

The area is changing and growing, and there are multitudes of captains steering this mountainous ship. Liberals, progressives, democrats, greens, etc. - How would you plan the city if you were in charge? How would you plan it after two beers?

Come on out to Jack of the Wood for our City Planning episode of Drinking Liberally. We're there every Thursday from 7 - 10pm plotting, scheming, laughing, and toasting. Hurry before Jack of the Wood becomes a GAP. See you there.

UPDATE: Here's the link to the Asheville 2025 development plan. There's a lot here, but it's worth being conversant with.

{1912 panoramic map of Asheville}


ash said...

that's cool, dude. where'd you find this?

Uptown Ruler said...

screwy = googleimagesearchjedimaster

Screwy Hoolie said...

follow the link under the pic, Ash...

Edgy Mama said...

Sounds like fun, but probably a no-go for this tired, but still edgy, high-minded liberal and resident of a decomposing, but possibly still posh, N. Asheville villa.

Although I will wear my cowboy boots for you next time, Screwy.

Tim said...

I've got that very same photo over my mantle. I believe there's also one for Black Mountain.