Council approves major housing development, moves Haywood Road plans forward
(Mountain XPress) After a back-and-forth on the usefulness of the city’s housing policies, Asheville City Council signed off on the 192-unit Avalon development tonight, though not without some dissenters. The project originally came up at the new Council’s very first meeting last December. However, the site was zoned for industrial development, something Council is keen to attract, leaving them reluctant to turn it over to residential use. Due to that worry and concerns about the lack of affordable housing, the developer, Gastonia, S.C.-based Triangle Real Estate, agreed to delay the project until the issue was resolved.
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