Monday, August 14, 2006

River District People Invited

From the city government e-news:

"Mountain Housing Opportunities and the city of Asheville are hosting a public meeting to get citizen input on initial designs to improve to landscaping, bike lanes, sidewalks, stormwater management and parking along the Clingman Avenue/Haywood Road corridor. The meeting is scheduled for August 24, 5-7 p.m. at the Grey Eagle Tavern.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation awarded funds to Mountain Housing Opportunities Inc. and the city of Asheville to improve the area from Hilliard Street to the west side of the Riverlink Bridge. Proposed improvements will spur continued infill development in the West End / Clingman Avenue Neighborhood (WECAN) and mixed use patterns of redevelopment in the River District.

The project will build on previous planning initiatives, grassroots community support, and numerous existing partnerships. Improvements to the Clingman Avenue/Haywood Road Corridor are identified in the WECAN Citizens Master Plan, the Clingman Forest Greenway Master Plan, the Wilma Dykeman Riverway Plan, the Pedestrian & Thoroughfare Plan and the Asheville Greenways Master Plan.

Clingman Avenue is a major transportation corridor located just outside the Asheville's Central Business District. The corridor connects downtown to the French Broad River and West Asheville."

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