During their October 12 meeting, Asheville City Council voted to approve a Conditional Zoning Request for property at 130 Charlotte Street (formerly occupied by Fudruckers). This decision aligns with the Council goal of a “well-planned and livable community.”
The approval is for construction of an approximately 166,000-square-foot mixed-use development that includes 186 new residential units and 4,500 square feet of commercial/retail space. Housing is the predominant land use based on the current plan and, when complete, it will include 38 affordable housing units.
This project meets a number of key City goals in the Living Asheville Comprehensive Plan including:
- Encouraging responsible growth — by increasing the city’s housing supply and locating housing density and new jobs in a locationally efficient area, within an Innovation District, which is one of the plan’s identified growth areas.
- Making streets more walkable, comfortable and connected — by supporting mobility and access through pedestrian and transit infrastructure improvements.
- Celebrating the unique identity of neighborhoods through creative placemaking and increasing and diversifying the housing supply — by providing appropriate infill development that includes housing, especially affordable housing.
For a copy of the staff report to Council, visit this link.
This project also makes use of a Land Use Incentive Grant. For the staff report to Council regarding the LUIG, visit this link.
For more information on how this project aligns with City goals, please visit Living Asheville: A Comprehensive Plan for Our Future.