Asheville council to take up Pack Place issues
(Asheville Citizen-Times) City Council is scheduled to take on the controversial issue of who is responsible for what at Pack Place on Tuesday, potentially pushing the nonprofit that has operated the cultural center out of the picture. Council is scheduled to vote on leases for space in the building between the city and each of its three occupants: Asheville Art Museum, Colburn Earth Science Museum and Diana Wortham Theatre. That would bring to an end the primary mission of the nonprofit, also called Pack Place, and raise questions about whether Buncombe County government will continue to pay for utilities and other costs to operate the building. Building occupants may take on more of the burden of keeping the building in good condition.
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