What's in the Works
101 Charlotte Street is an exciting, mixed-use, smart growth project coming to North Asheville. Both the Killian Family and RCG hope to transform a seven-acre site just 1/2 mile from downtown Asheville into a vibrant, public facing, neighborhood destination. At the heart of the plan is a commitment to walkability, open space, and new housing and business opportunities for Asheville's diverse and growing population.
Working with a local team led by architects from McMillan Pazdan Smith, we've conceived of multi-story, mixed-use residential buildings fronting both Charlotte and Chestnut streets. Instead of building up to the corner, the buildings are set back, with an open plaza and terrace featuring public art installations and opportunities for the community to gather and dine outdoors. Moving down Charlotte towards Baird Street, we've placed a mixed-use office building with its own plaza, improving visibility at that corner. Moving up Baird, the team has created row homes that are in-scale with the neighborhood, offering new home owners a chance to live on a quiet street close to the action. Lastly, on Furman Street, we've proposed additional home ownership opportunities.
101 Charlotte Street is woven together by a network of greenspace: pathways, gardens, groves of existing mature trees, and new, flexible landscape features. We envision it as a contemporary town square that is open and welcoming to the public. Centered in the western part of the block is a multi-level garage meant to provide parking for residents and patrons of the businesses on Charlotte Street. The perimeter of the site will see streetscape improvements, most noticeable on Charlotte Street where we plan to set buildings back 25' to improve the pedestrian experience.
What's There Now
The site is a well-located seven acres with a mix of small residential buildings, parking lots, and private land. The site also is... Read more...