14 Riverside Drive

 

Gifted to the City by PSNC Energy, this building just completed renovations and is open to the public for use as of July 21, 2017. One section of the building is open with public restrooms from dawn to dusk daily. Wayfinding signage will also be installed in fall 2017.

 

The long term plan is for the City to look for a single tenant for this space. For at least the first year, however, the building use will be tested for a variety of purposes including short-term rentals, event space and meeting space all geared towards enhancing the culture and character of the river district. 

 To request use of the space please complete the Rental Request Form below.

Rental Request Form

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

BUILDING RENTAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is there prep room for catering?

No, there is no separate space for catering prep. Caters can prep in their van or off site. Water for chafers is available in the utility sink. It is recommended to bring in potable water. Most Asheville caters can accommodate this type of request.

 

Are tables or chairs included in the rental?

No. There are no permanent tables or chairs in the building. It is a blank canvas.

 

Is there AV in the room?

No. There is no permanent audio or visual equipment in the space.

 

Is there outdoor water or electric?  

There is no outdoor water access. There is outdoor power access, however it is not enough to power sound, lights and live music. It is recommended to use a generator or split your power needs between multiple sources.

 

Where can we park?

13 parking spaces are in the parking lot. There are 2 public lots up the street on Riverside Drive and a public lot at Craven and Emma. It is recommended you consider shuttles or ride sharing for large events.

 

How will construction in the area affect this building?

Starting in August 2017, construction for the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) will begin and continue until 2020. One of the first items scheduled is demolition of the former 12 Bones building (they have now relocated to The Foundy). As part of this project Riverside Drive road work will be happening around this building. There will be noise and construction in this area and it will be disruptive.

 

Can I have alcohol at this building?

Yes. You will need to have permits through NC ABC to sell or serve alcohol at 14 Riverside Drive. If you are renting the outdoor space you will also need to get a City permit for alcohol.

 

 What other permits do I need?

If you are renting the INDOOR and DECK space, you do not need a usage permit to rent the space. If you want to also use the OUTDOOR area you will need to go through the Outdoor Special Events permitting process. If you are serving alcohol this also includes the City’s permit process for sale or service of adult beverages. This is a 6-8 week process. Please keep this in mind when requesting use of the space.

 

Are there public restrooms?

Yes. The restrooms for this space are open to the public from dawn until dusk 7 days a week. Restroom usage can be extended with rental. 


Contact Information

 

Sara Henry

Community and Economic Development

 shenry@ashevillenc.gov - 828-232-4583

 

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