Town Branch Greenway
Working in partnership with the City of Asheville, students from the Green Opportunities Landscaping and Maintenance Program will build a portion of the planned Town Branch Greenway. This will be a temporary trail made of compacted crushed gravel.
The construction is expected to happen in April 2018. Asheville Public Works will work in support of the students and this project.
The Green Opportunities training organization approached the City of Asheville with an idea to build a gravel fines trail on the Town Branch Greenway Corridor as a learning experience for its Landscaping and Maintenance program.
The trail would measure 6 feet wide and be approximately 1,000 feet long. It would begin in the field behind the Wesley Grant Center at Depot Street on City-owned property. It will then travel east through the property to end at S. French Broad Avenue behind the Asheville Fire Department Station 2.
This project is made possible with funding from New Belgium Brewing Co., the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board and the City of Asheville Transportation Department.
September 2017 - Green Opportunities approached the City of Asheville about the possibility of creating a walking trail on City-owned property as part of their Landscape and Maintenance Program.
November 14, 2017 - The City of Asheville and Green Opportunities entered into an agreement to construct the trail within the Town Branch Greenway corridor on the field behind the Wesley Grant, Sr. Center located at 4444 Livingston Street. This trail is a temporary trail that will be removed with the permanent trail is constructed in 2020.
April 2, 2018 - The project begins
April 11, 2018 - Approximate date of completion of construction
April 27, 2018 - Project ribbon cutting and celebration
Summer of 2020 - Anticipated date for the implementation of the Wesley Grant, Sr. Center Master Plan which includes the construction of this portion of the permanent Town Branch Greenway
Town Branch Greenway map rendering
Staff report to Asheville’s Planning and Development Committee
Agreement between Green Opportunities and the City of Asheville
Town Branch Greenway temporary trail map rendering
Lucy Crown, Greenway Coordinator