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Crossroads at West Asheville development

Last week, several past and present FOHCG board members attended an open house at Crossroads Baptist Church to review plans for a development on the land on the opposite side of the Hominy Creek Greenway. The proposal includes 384 apartments,  50 low-rise apartments, 56 vacation rentals, 150 senior housing units, 64 single family units, 11,000 square feet of retail space and 40,000 square feet of office space.

The FOHCG have numerous concerns due to the size and scope of the project. The FOHCG Board of Trustees are in the process of developing a position statement on the development.

The developer will present at the Buncombe County Board of Adjustments meeting on Wednesday October 9 at 12:00 pm at 30 Valley Street in Asheville.

From the Board of Adjustments agenda:

Warren Sugg of Civil Design Concepts, on behalf of Catalyst Capital Partners, has applied for a Conditional Use Permit pursuant to the Zoning Ordinance of Buncombe County, Sec. 78-641(a), 678(b)(6), and 678(b)(9) Conditional Use Standards, to establish a Planned Mixed Use Development (Level 1) for multi-family residential, commercial, and vacation rental developments on tax lot PINs 9627-79-7125 and 9627-89- 6780 (20 S. Bear Creek Rd);

Click here to review the site plan: CrossroadsSitePlan.

Join us for our Fall Fundraiser this SATURDAY!

This Saturday, please join us at your favorite neighborhood burger spot (the Steinbeck rules!), Universal Joint.

The event runs from 12-4, and UJ is donating all beer proceeds to our organization.

ALSO, our master plan is up for review by the city and we would LOVE some feedback from the lovely folks that use the greenway regularly. We will have a table set up and the plan available for review.

Finally, part of the event is a raffle. Be prepared to win lots of wonderful West Asheville gear and gift certificates.  Raffle Tickets are $5 per ticket or 5 for $20.  Check out the Facebook Event Page for raffle prizes!

The deets: Universal Joint, 12pm to 4pm, Saturday, October 6th. 

Hominy Creek Master Plan Feb 2014

Trailhead kiosk showing map, historic photos, and timeline of greenway development.

 

Celebrating Hominy Creek Greenway: 6 years of Community, Conservation and Stewardship

Please join us for a celebration of the Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway on Sunday, November 12 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Mothlight at Mr. Fred’s  at 701 Haywood Road in West Asheville. We’ll be honoring our trustees, members, volunteers and supporters to mark six years of stewarding the Hominy Creek Greenway and Nature Preserve.  Snacks and beverages will be available.

Also consider attending our Annual Meeting from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m, also at the Mothlight. Among the agenda items is to elect new trustees.

Let us know you’re coming on our Facebook event page and see you there!

 

Workday: Saturday, September 2 – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

The next workday on the Greenway will be held on Saturday, September 2 from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. We’ll continue work on the area around the workshed in preparation for the West Asheville Garden Stroll (WAGS). The planting around the workshed was made possible by a WAGS grant.

Please meet at the workshed at 10:00 am.

Autumn workdays will be held on the second Saturday of October and November and dependent on the weather.

New Sign on the Greenway

So proud to install the first of three informational signs on the greenway. Lots and lots of work went into  the design. Special thanks to designer Lee Seabrook; historian Brotherhug Barlow; and many other folks who provided expertise and editing! Funding for the signs was provided by Buncombe County and members of the FOHCG.

This sign is located at Cornbread Junction in the picnic area. Look for two others to be installed in the next week.

Join us for a picnic on May 19

Join us for a picnic on the Hominy Creek Greenway:
When: Friday May 19 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Cornbread Junction near the Sand Hill Road trailhead.

What: Celebrate the Hominy Creek Greenway with members of the FOHCG Inc. Board of Trustees and members of the community. 

BYO beverage and BYO chair. We’ll provide the grillables and sides.