Cedar Hill Development Process


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Cedar Hill Map

Happening Now

 

City staff will soon release a Request for Qualifications / Request for Proposals (RFQ/RFP) on a proposed development called Cedar Hill, a residential project on 16 acres of City-owned land. City staff hope to work with developers to create an affordable mixed-income community as well as a mixture of housing types to include both rental and homeownership.

The 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 committed to promoting community participation and ensuring openness and transparency in the development process; the City welcomes and encourages community and neighborhood stakeholder input and we appreciate and value your participation and voice in this process.

 


Background

 

The City of Asheville is using city-owned land to address this affordable housing gap and is committed to promoting community participation and ensuring openness and transparency in the development process. The Cedar Hill site is 16.19 acres of City-owned property located at 411 Deaverview Road and 18 Pisgah View Road. The City will either lease the land, or sell it.

 


City Goal

 

Guiding Principles for Redeveloping City-owned Property for Affordable Housing

  • To understand and respect the surrounding community and integrate the development into the neighborhood
  • To promote and maintain a high standard for design, aesthetics and construction
  • To uphold and contribute to the City of Asheville’s long term vision for increased density along transit corridors within city limits
  • To incorporate and encourage environmentally sustainable approaches and solutions in every aspect possible
  • To provide and contribute to rental and ownership housing opportunities that attract varied ages, incomes, family sizes and demographics & realizing economic mobility
  • To promote and support walk-ability and social connections both within the project and to the surrounding community
  • To prioritize action items that provide the highest return on investment as measured by number of affordable units, percentage of permanently affordable units, contributions to long-term economic and tax base growth, and sustainability

 


Timeline

 

June 2018 – Community input on Cedar Hill

Fall 2019 – Release of RFQ or RFP for Developers of Cedar Hill

Winter 2019 – Selection of Developer

Spring and Summer 2020 – Construction begins on Cedar Hill

Summer 2022 – Construction is completed on Cedar Hill

 


Supporting Documents

 

Community Meeting Flier

Community Meeting Summary Sheet

Deaverview Visioning Study

Deaverview Market Study

 


Contact Information

 

Paul D’Angelo, Community Development Program Director

828-251-4098

 


Updated 11/07/2019

 


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