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Which of the proposed program elements do you feel Asheville needs most?

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What other questions and suggestions do you have about this project?

Everything rendering I’ve seen about this project looks like generic modern buildings that don’t fit the neighborhood and aren’t anything I would like to see in this historic neighborhood. There are better... Read more...

I'm concerned about the 20-year deed restriction on the affordable units. I've lived in Key West, Florida where several projects were deeded affordable for 20 years, which passes in a blip. Suddenly,... Read more...

You don't need guidance from the city, you need to decide to do the right thing and build in longer term or permanent affordable housing.

As I understand it your plan is to move the affordable units to the Asheville Arms as those open up, so basically there won't be any affordable units in the new building. This project is SO out of scale... Read more...

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Our plan envisions the creation of 18-20,000 SQ FT of neighborhood retail space. What types of local businesses would you like to see included?

We do not need retail space in a site so close to downtown, certainly not at the community cost of displacement of current inhabitants, destruction of historic homes and more car traffic. The greenest... Read more...

I manage a retail center and with Covid retail is taking a major hit. And if you think there are local retailers that can afford the current square footage or any of the other costs associated with retail... Read more...

Many Asheville artists and small mom and pops can no longer afford the downtown rents and have either closed or moved. This Group of homes is already true affordable housing at 60% AMI and less. These... Read more...

DWS<br>"However, in our context, the proposed plan offers a net increase of more than 100 homes versus a preservation scheme."you say -Does this take into account the possibility of building new Infill... Read more...

What will the actual monthly rents be on these apartments? If you claim they are "affordable" then you must know what the price will be. This would be useful information. Thank you.

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We are considering the inclusion of and places for public art in the project. What types of art would you like to see and where should it go?

What irony. Tear down historic architecture and try to sell the development as a possibility to include new public art.

why not just reuse the pack square art? Kidding of course. You should have a park with the trees and plants and useful area....not art. Give the city vibe the feel of what McDonagh did in Black Mountain.

All this talk of "green space and walkways for the public and yada, yada" . This 7 acres will have hundreds of people and cars and retail customers and employees. I do not believe that there will be "public... Read more...

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What other questions and suggestions do you have about this project?

It would be great if the existing homes can be used/repurposed. They offer a standard of quality and character that cannot be replicated. Whether these are retrofitted to be duplexes or triplexes, stores... Read more...

Thank you for the response. Mullet building examples: https://www.dwell.com/article/home-renovation-modern-addition-1d27a084 and https://design-milk.com/house-mullets-traditional-in-the-front-modern-in-the-back/.... Read more...

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What other questions and suggestions do you have about this project?

Why must existing homes be demolished for this project? This location is in a Historic neighborhood. The style of this development is not in keeping with the character of the neighborhood. I am strongly... Read more...

RCG seems to be grounded in historic areas, and I'd like to see that influence included in this historic part of Asheville. The plans so far look plain and functional, so it's hard for local folks to support... Read more...

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We are considering the inclusion of and places for public art in the project. What types of art would you like to see and where should it go?

I feel that the best display of public art would be to restore and repurpose the historic houses that have been neglected for at least the past 25 years and transform them back into their inherent beauty.... Read more...

The "type of art" on site already exists...it has been neglected by its owner for years, but can still be restored. I agree with Mr Koeber...it is cruel irony to destroy existing architectural art and... Read more...

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What other questions and suggestions do you have about this project?

This project is an OUTRAGEOUS grab, attempting to "sell" the benefits to a public already dazed from the onslaught of tourism excess and permanent destruction to any remaining character and charm Asheville... Read more...

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What other questions and suggestions do you have about this project?

It is important to me and many of my neighbors that the environment that we have helped create and protect over the years is not discounted through this development. It just feels like too much for the... Read more...

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What other questions and suggestions do you have about this project?

Why is there no effort to save the extant homes? I served as President of the Preservation Society of Charleston which was founded (in the 1920s) to prevent demolition of old houses. The reason given... Read more...

My own personal preference, and I must not be alone in this because it is extremely successful, but when I shop locally and when I am a tourist, I look for what is unique to that town. If retail and restaurants... Read more...

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What other questions and suggestions do you have about this project?

I have been personally affected by the enormity of the project as it is shown right now, in particular the parking garage which would just be a total hideous addition. I would definitely like to see the... Read more...

It would be important I think, to research who lived in each home, who built it and how this relates to the history of Asheville. Then consider preserving that home and the trees around it.

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Our plan envisions the creation of 18-20,000 SQ FT of neighborhood retail space. What types of local businesses would you like to see included?

Ones that make use of the quaint older homes on the premesis, like Biltmore Village atmosphere.

Instead of the red brick monolith, how about building zero lot line houses, designed in keeping with the existing historic homes and Charlotte St. "feel". Move the stone wall back a bit & houses can... Read more...

It is my understanding that existing zoning is changing due to the CZ process and changes can be asked for in the CZ process which is being done with this project. So I do not understand why this type... Read more...

Many of us do not completely understand Conditional Zoning, even though we have looked up everything on the local level. We don’t understand as well as you do how it is set up, by whom, department process... Read more...

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Our plan envisions the creation of 18-20,000 SQ FT of neighborhood retail space. What types of local businesses would you like to see included?

I think the development of the area and loss of historic homes is a horrible idea.

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What aspects of the 1+ acre of open space being created with this project would you be most excited about?

Not seeing the development come to fruition.

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What other questions and suggestions do you have about this project?

I am concerned about the scale of the project, the height of the buildings, and the overall look of the architecture. Much of the plan has great merit, but the project needs to be more compatible with... Read more...

If the plan shows two trees to be re-planted for every one removed. That does not equate the loss of canopy from trees that are approx 30 ft by 30 ft plus with trees that may never reach that height and... Read more...

Echoed "If the plan shows two trees to be re-planted for every one removed. That does not equate the loss of canopy from trees that are approx 30 ft by 30 ft plus with trees that may never reach that height... Read more...

None of us who have lived here a long time and watched hundred of our mature trees cut down will ever be comforted by the 2 for 1 Plan. It is not an equal exchange. If you are working with a Master Arborist,... Read more...

I agree. The old trees majestically lining Charlotte are, if anything, more precious than the houses. Any plan that razes all living things to the ground gets a resounding thumbs down. Go chop down 200-year-old... Read more...

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What aspects of the 1+ acre of open space being created with this project would you be most excited about?

I think the space should be preserved with existing structures.

Open Space has not been clarified for this project on the plans submitted so far. City Planner has requested that OS areas be identified. During two meetings applicant stated that part of OS would be... Read more...

we should all be able to traverse any Open space as the residents will be SURELY using our parks and streets

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