ADC continues to work with West Asheville’s Burton Street Community Association following the collaborative development of a Neighborhood Plan that addresses ways to provide housing and economic opportunities for residents, as well as community facilities to enhance the neighborhood. After committing over $40,000 of in-kind professional services, we are now working with the community to implement the recommendations and projects identified within the Plan.
One high-priority project that emerged from the community planning process was the creation of a Community Tech Center and Recording Studio in the currently unused basement of the Burton Street Community Center. ADC completed a code-assessment for the proposed tech center/recording studio and will present preliminary, community-approved renovation plans and a programming outline to the City of Asheville’s Recreation Advisory Board in August.
Apart from allowing for continuation of school work, learning options will include GED and Credit Recovery, resume writing, MS Office, social media, and GIS. Media and music production will enable the development of video, radio and music projects that can increase employment options as well as build community cohesion. The current design also includes space for visual display of community art and/or fine art programs.