Burton Street Community Plan

The Burton Street Community Plan is a collaborative effort among the Burton Street community, the Western North Carolina Alliance, and the Asheville Design Center. In an effort to sustain revitalization efforts currently underway in the Burton Street neighborhood, community members approached the Asheville Design Center with a desire to secure a plan for future neighborhood progress.

The Block

The Block: Eagle/Market Cultural Arts District

ADC conducted an extended site study of the proposed Performance Center in Asheville for the local firm CJMW Architecture. ADC evaluated the development proposal for the Performance Center alongside the intent of the Asheville Downtown Master Plan, other relative master plans, and current City ordinances. In this extended site study, ADC considered a project area beyond the limits of the project site including the surrounding community, historically known as The Block and the East End/Valley Street Neighborhood.

City of Asheville: Between the Bridges

ADC is partnering with the City’s Economic Development Dept. to develop a small area plan for 90 acres along the French Broad River between the Smoky Park and RiverLink/Haywood Road Bridges. The small area plan will coordinate economic development of private property with the Wilma Dykeman Riverway project, while addressing issues of crime, homelessness and affordable housing. This project will provide a model for creating small area plans throughout the 2.2 mile Wilma Dykeman Riverway.

Bryson City

In March our team conducted a three-day on-site workshop related to Bryson City’s Main Street and Island Park project areas to enhance the downtown economy and recreational opportunities. Paired with mentors who will critique their design proposals, the design team completed a community assessment report for Bryson City Council. This is a partnership with HandMade in America’s Small Towns program.