River Arts District

Riverfront Redevelopment

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New! RADTIP Grand Opening

Construction work for The River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) is scheduled to continue through Spring of 2021. The vast majority of the project will be complete in March 2021, and Grand Opening celebrations will occur over a month long period from Earth Day to Wilma Dykeman‘s Birthday. That’s April 22 to May 20, 2021!

Event Organizers and Volunteers: Is your organization interested in hosting a COVID-safe event to help the community celebrate the opening of the RADTIP, or are you interested in volunteering to help an organization like RADA or Connect Buncombe with their event?  Thank you! please fill out this form

A calendar of events will be released in April, 2021.

What is the 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. It is the centerpiece of a larger, decade-long effort with community to renovate the greater River Arts District so that it supports its current community.

The RADTIP is a 2.2 mile capital improvement that reconfigures unsafe road intersections for better traffic flow, creates a multi-use path along the river, builds a new stormwater management network including 2 constructed wetlands for stormwater management, upgrades the area’s power transmission network, provides wide sidewalks for pedestrians, adds bike lanes including the City’s first protected bike lane (Lyman Street section), adds almost 200 new public parking spaces, provides over 6 acres of new parkland  and several new pieces of public art. It is the implementation of one section of the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Master Plan. Funding partners include the US DOT, Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, the NCDOT, NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund, NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, and the City of Asheville.

For construction related questions about the RADTIP contact Dustin Clemens.

For questions about the history of the City’s riverfront investments or about the grand opening contact

Stephanie Dahl, Strategic Design and Development Manager, Planning and Urban Design



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