Letter in Support of 144 & 159 Riverside Drive Charlotte Street
As an Asheville resident, I have been following the proposed project at 144 and 159 Riverside Drive and believe it will enhance the neighborhood and provide many benefits to the community, including:
• It offers more housing options to help alleviate the housing shortage.• It meets restrictions placed on the property to allow for a mix of business and residential use.
• It will restore and repurpose the old Mill Building and smokestack that are remnants of the Historic Cotton Mill that burned in 1995.• It will revitalize an area of the River Arts District that is currently underutilized.
• Its design includes many green and environmentally sensitive elements, including a green roof over the old Mill Building and an underground storm water treatment tank.
• It brings economic growth to alleviate some of the tax burden on existing homeowners and help fund our most essential city services.
For these reasons I urge Asheville City Council to approve the conditional zoning request for the 101 Charlotte Street project. Thank you for your consideration.