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Final Draft of Form-Based Code Released

The form-based code for the River Arts District has been an ongoing City project over the past two years. City staff has worked with property and business owners, neighbors and the community to develop this set of new zoning...

Revised FBC Released

The City of Asheville is seeking public feedback on a second draft of the River Arts District Form Based Code. Public comment will be taken through January 20 Who has weighed in so far? The first draft of the code was...

Draft Form-Based Code

The draft form-based code for the River Arts District has been released. The draft code is basically a recommended rezoning for the project area, but it is not final. Staff expects that there will be many changes made to the...

April 7th Meeting Presentation

The City of Asheville created a great video of Lee’s presentation of the Public Review Draft of the Form-Based Code. Check it out to learn more about how the code will increase predictability and ensure high quality development in the...

Sense of Place Asheville: River Arts District

Check out this great video from NPR’s World Cafe. Take a tour with Josh Copus, a longtime area resident and founder of the Clayspace Co-op, as he comments on the forces bringing change to the River Arts District and describes how...

Project Update and Timeline

What’s happening now? The consultants are working on a Draft Code that will be released in early March. In March and April, there will be public input opportunities on the draft code through meetings, online comments and written submission. Staff...

Draft Charrette Report Released

The Charrette Report has been released, and will be available for comment until November 16, 2015. It is important to remember that these are draft recommendations for future zoning districts and do not represent decisions that have been made. Further...

Draft Charrette Material Posted

The Illustrative Plan and Concept Map prepared during the charrette have been cleaned up and refined and our now ready for your viewing (and printing) pleasure. We welcome your comments on this material.    

Work-in Progress Presentation

On Wednesday evening, over 70 people gathered at Hall Fletcher Elementary School to watch the work-in progress presentation. Vice Mayor Marc Hunt began the evening’s presentation by welcoming everyone and thanking them for their continued input throughout the week. Lee Einsweiler then began the evening’s...

Drop-In Open House

On Monday night, a mid-week open house was held at the Charrette Studio. The drop-in nature of the event allowed to attendees to stop in anytime between 6 and 8 pm to check-in on the progress made since the Saturday...