City-owned Property Redevelopment


The housing focus of the Community & Economic Development Department is to partner with area non-profits, agencies, and for-profit developers to produce, preserve, and protect affordable and mixed-income communities in Asheville.

Check out the Community Investments in Affordable Housing StoryMap to learn more about our programs and properties.

 

 


Policies for Implementing Affordable Housing on City-owned Land

 

In 2019, City Council adopted a policy for implementing affordable housing on city owned land, outlining the process and goals for affordable housing on City-owned Land.

Affordable Housing Baseline 1:
When developing City property, a minimum 20% of all units must be affordable to individuals and families at 60% Area Median Income and accept Housing Choice Vouchers.

Affordable Housing Baseline 2:
Affordability period of no less than 20 years, with a strong preference of 30 years or longer.

Exceeding the Baseline:
It is the City’s strong preference that the development of City property exceed these baselines, where appropriate, and/or offer other community benefits.

 


City-owned Land Considered for Affordable Housing Current Listing

City-owned Land Considered for Affordable Housing

Project Location

Timeline for Development

Concept Drawing

319 Biltmore Avenue is a 5.3 acre vacant site. A request for developer qualifications will be made in 2020. 319 Biltmore Avenue concept drawing
Cedar Hill, located at 411 Deaverview Road, is a 16 acre vacant site. A request for developer qualifications will be made in 2020.  Cedar Hill - 18 Pisgah View and 411 Deaverview Road concept drawing
81-91 Riverside Drive is 1.75 acres vacant site. Timeline for development it to yet be determined. 81-91 Riverside Drive concept drawing
171-179 South Charlotte Street is 6 acres, and is currently the City Public Works Garage and Fleet Management locations. Timeline for development it to yet be determined.
Under Construction! 360 Hilliard Avenue is an 86 unit mixed income rental development, with 34 affordable units. The developer is Kassinger Development Group, Inc. with a completion timeline of Fall 2021.  360 Hilliard Avenue concept drawing plan
Sold! 427 Broadway  is 0.38 acres of vacant property to be developed for mixed use commercial & residential.  At least 8 of the total housing units built will be affordable for those with an income at 60% of area median income. The developer is Reed Creek Greenway Plaza, LLC. with a completion timeline that is yet to be determined.

 

 

To see a map of all City property, go to the Interactive City Property Map.

 


Resources

 

Community Investments in Affordable Housing StoryMap

Policy for implementing affordable housing on city owned land

Interactive City Property Map

 


Contact Information

 

For more information, please contact our team:

Nikki Reid, Real Estate

Paul D’Angelo, Community Development

Sasha Vrtunski, Urban Planning

Stephanie Monson-Dahl, Strategic Development

 


Updated 01/15/2020


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