Riverfront Redevelopment

street in river arts district

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RADTIP demo is complete. Join us on October 20, 2017 from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM to review the draft construction schedule at 14 Riverside Drive.

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Development Plans

 

cover of Dykeman Riverway Masterplan

 

Wilma Dykeman Riverway Masterplan

 

 

 

 

cover of Riverside Drive Development Plan

 

Riverside Drive Development Plan

 

 

 

 

Living Asheville Comp Plan logo

 

Comprehensive Plan

 

 

Public Art Masterplan Map

 

Public Art Masterplan Map

 

 

 

 

Tiger VI Construction Map

 

Tiger VI Construction RADHAM Map


Projects & Initiatives

RADTIP

The RADTIP and French Broad River East Greenway is a major construction project to re-build the roads along the east side of the French Broad River in the River Arts District. The new roadway will be built with drainage systems for stormwater, wide sidewalks, bike lanes, and additional parking. Also, the intersections will be improved for better traffic flow. The 2.2 mile improvement includes a continuous multi-use path along the river. Click here for project updates.

5 Points Roundabout (Tiger VI)

The Five Points Roundabout is a major reconstruction of the five-way intersection where Depot Street, Lyman Street, Roberts Street, Clingman Ave. Extension and Lyman Ave. Extension all come together. The modern roundabout design will improve the safety and flow for both motorists and pedestrians. New crosswalks and sidewalks will be built on all sides of the roundabout.

Other Tiger VI Projects

The RADTIP serves as the spine of a planned multimodal system that includes other projects which  are construction-ready: Livingston Street Complete Streets, and the Town Branch, French Broad River Greenway West and Bacoate Branch (formerly Clingman) greenways. These projects were originally planned to be built in conjunction with the RADTIP and Five Points Roundabout as part of the TIGER VI (USDOT) grant-funded program of work. In order to keep the program within the existing budget, the construction of the following projects has been delayed until future funding is available.  

French Broad Greenway West (Tiger VI)

The French Broad River West Greenway will complete a vital link in the riverfront greenway system. This multi-use trail will connect the French Broad River Park system to the newly completed greenway in front of New Belgium brewing, creating several miles of interconnected greenway along the west bank of the French Broad River. The system will serve both recreation and commuting.

Bacoate Branch Greenway (Tiger VI)

The Clingman Forest Greenway is a bicycle and pedestrian improvement that will build a multi-use trail connecting Asheville’s riverfront with downtown Asheville. The trail will meander through the Clingman Forest, a pristine wooded area in the heart of Asheville.

Town Branch Greenway (Tiger VI)

The Town Branch Greenway connects the riverfront with the Southside Neighborhood and the south slope of downtown. Over a mile in length, bicyclists and pedestrians will be able to travel on this multi-use trail for commuting or recreation without the worry of motor vehicle traffic. The Town Branch Greenway also runs adjacent to the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Center and the Reid Center.

Livingston Complete Streets (Tiger VI)

The Livingston Street Complete Street Improvement is a project to re-imagine Livingston Street and build changes that will serve all users of the street. The neighborhood will have transportation improvements for cars, bikes and pedestrians to make the street a “complete” street. This will include improvements to intersections and bus stops.

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES

RAD Form Based Code

Riverfront Development Review

Outdoor Special Events


Contact Information

Steph Monson Dahl, Strategic Development Director: 828-232-4502

Sara Henry, Strategic Development Office Admin: 828-232-4583 
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