Residents worry about eastern Buncombe development
(Asheville Citizen-Times) Residents living near land proposed for development in eastern Buncombe County raised concerns Wednesday over traffic and other potential problems. About 60 people met at the Riceville Fire Department for an introduction to the development proposal, which calls for building about 300 homes and 50 rental units on rural land near Warren Wilson College Traffic in the area already gets congested around peak times, some residents said. Copper Coggins, who is attempting to sell the land, said it’s time to let go of the property, which she has owned since the 1970s, although it’s been in the family for more than 200 years.She was trying to sell it for about a year and a half before Case came along. She described him as a “pragmatic progressive” that listens well.
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