This would be the largest apartment complex in WNC to date. It is 2x to 3x larger than a typical multi-family development. It is not in the central business district, not connected to a main transportation corridor, and is proposed for undeveloped land in an environmentally-sensitive area. It is surrounded by existing low-density residential neighborhoods of Buncombe County citizens and taxpayers, and the beloved West Asheville green space - Hominy Creek Greenway.
The updated plan now includes 660 residential units with approximately 1100 parking spaces. It would be built on 55 acres of undeveloped land in a bend of the Hominy with build-out scheduled to begin Summer 2021. This land is surrounded on three sides by the City of Asheville but is not within City limits. It contains an island of approximately 30 acres that is not in the floodplain. It is zoned PS for Public Service. The developers require only a Conditional Use permit from the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment to proceed. Because of the current zoning ordinances, no elected officials accountable to citizens will be involved in approving or denying the largest proposed apartment development in the county to date.
Who benefits from putting this many units here without the infrastructure to support it? The concerns about this are numerous and far-reaching. Please follow the links on this website to learn more about the proposed plans.