Zoning Out Thoughts Asheville/Buncombe Co

I have to admit, I am torn on this issue. I can see the arguments of both sides, and both sides have horror stories and successes they can point to.

Last night was a split decision, or a set of split decisions, between the county and city. At neither of them was there a voice for the wilderness. There rarely is.

This morning I took a drive up Chun's Cove Road, to Vance Gap Road (soon to be closed, made private by city edict) to Town Mountain Road. It ain't pretty what we are doing to the hillsides, even in this area of large tract, "green" development.

It is insane, and our grandchildren will curse us for allowing it.

Even here in my West Asheville neighborhood, where one would think there are all the houses there could be (incorrectly, it seems) we have houses going up on stilts on steep slopes on Grandview Drive, and on State Street.

Stilts. Wonder how those are going to be to heat with all that airspace underneath.

But, it seems the City Council is determined to fill every empty lot in the city with some kind of housing, no matter how inappropriate. They have said so over and over.

Density is their mantra.

And I would say, by extension, their mantra clouds their foresight.

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Density

is a good thing, except when delivered without sanity. Sounds like the elected officials in Asheville and Buncombe County are a little short on the latter.

I thought the zoning

crap was Carol Peterson's proudest moment:


 
News of the 10th district. See Pat go bye bye,

She is so proud of her home

And her massive 3-2 majority.

I assume you know

she and her siblings sold their property (and the family home) to developers last year (right around when her husband quit as district chair, saying he "could no longer be an effective leader.") I figured they were laying low because of their proven status as developer sell-outs.

To give her credit, the entire farm was near the Applebee's on 25 south, near the movies. It was completely surrounded by grovery plazas, restaurants, apartment complexes and that gym. And I'm not opposed to making money by selling land . . .
 
News of the 10th district: See Pat Go Bye Bye,

NO. she is the ass who sold the cow farm

on Hendersonville Road?

The only undeveloped tract between Airport road and Woodfin?

That one?

Abysmal.

You got it.

(But it's between Airport road and Arden, not Woodfin.)

Carol Weir Peterson. She never leaves out her family name. Look at her website. Her resume is her family. It's all spelled out on the door to her County Commish Office. The Weir family is supposedly something to be proud of. I'd never heard of them but it's the Weir's (she and her siblings) who sold that farm.
 
News of the 10th district: See Pat Go Bye Bye,