In 2015, a developer proposed to build a nearly 300 apartment unit and commercial complex at a vacant manufacturing plant located at the intersection of Sweeten Creek and Mills Gap Roads – a notoriously terrible traffic bottleneck in South Asheville. To build the project, the developer needed Asheville City Council’s approval to rezone the land. Due to traffic concerns, residents opposed to the project fought to keep it residential only and to have the developer make other traffic improvements to the intersection. In June 2016, City Council approved the rezoning with the following conditions.
For the presentation we made at the City Council meeting on June 28, 2016, click here. For the presentation we made at City’s Planning & Zoning Committee meeting on January 6, 2016, click here.
Background and updates that we posted can be found here: