319 Biltmore Development Process

Happening Now

City staff has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a mixed use development on 5.3 acres of City-owned land at 319 Biltmore.  The City will select a development team to create an affordable, mixed-income community that complements the recent redevelopment of the adjacent Lee Walker Heights.

The 319 Biltmore project has not yet been designed but relied heavily on the input of the Community as noted in the supporting documents below.



The City of Asheville is using City-owned land to for the development of affordable and mixed income housing and is committed to promoting community participation and ensuring openness and transparency in the development process. The City will either lease the land, or sell it to a partner developer for a new mixed-income, mixed use community.

In 2018-2019, the City performed site analysis, due diligence and community engagement on the future development of 319 Biltmore.  Those results are compiled in the supporting documents below.



2018 – Site Analysis & Community Input on High Impact Sites

2019 – City Council Worksession and Policy for Affordable Housing on City Land

February 2020 – Release of Request for Proposals (RFP) for Developers

Spring 2020 – Developer Selection

Summer 2020 – Site Planning


Supporting Documents

Request for Developer Proposal

Due Diligence Package

Policy for Affordable Housing on City-owned Land

High Impact Sites – Full Report

High Impact Sites – HCD Presentation, November 2018

Development Strategies


Contact Information

Nikki Reid, Real Estate

Paul D’Angelo, Community Development

Sasha Vrtunski, Urban Planning

Stephanie Monson-Dahl, Strategic Development



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