With funding lagging for some of Asheville’s shovel-ready greenway projects, a local organization has stepped in to help get one in the road, so to speak.
It’s been a bit of a mystery for the past decade, this prime piece of real estate, imperfectly placed along one of the prettiest places in the city of Asheville.
Construction of four of the Tiger VI projects have been delayed until future funding is available.
Council member Julie Mayfield said she’d heard from the public that “we’ve chosen the wrong things,” cutting greenways, for example, when they were popular with the public. Ball replied that if the city had prioritized the greenways, they likely would lose the federal funding.
A scaled-back overhaul to transportation, parks, stormwater and other features meant to transform the River Arts District will move ahead despite dramatic cost overruns.