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.

The goal of this expanded portion of the site study is to explore opportunities that potentially integrate the facilities and services provided on the Performance Center site with future development plans of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church and Eagle/Market Streets Development Corp. Through a series of community events, ADC gathered community input so future developments can reflect the vision the community has for itself. The Block Report was completed in February and is available on our website.

Click on the links below to download The Block Report and other information.

The Block Report:Full Report (high quality print)

Full Report (small size)

Executive Summary









Living Appendix:Public Comments

The Block Timeline

Design Opportunities and Constraints

Development Phases

Historical Resources

Related Plans

Potential Development Plans

ADC Design Considerations

UNC-Charlotte Student Designs