Council approves Reed Creek Greenway Expansion Feasibility Study Consultant

family of four riding bikes on the greenway

The City is excited to share an update about the Reed Creek Greenway Expansion Feasibility Study. At the City Council meeting on May 9th, the council approved the selection of a consultant, McAdams Co, Inc., to conduct the study.

This feasibility study will help determine the best options for expanding the existing Reed Creek greenway to create better connectivity and accessibility for everyone in the Asheville community. The study will consider community feedback to help ensure that the expansion meets the needs and preferences of the people who live here.

The feasibility study has the following objectives: 

  • Determine the best alignment and typologies for each section of the study area.
  • Engage with property owners and stakeholders including City of Asheville departments; the Montford Neighborhood Association; the NCDOT; UNC-Asheville, Klondyke Homes Apartments, the Asheville Botanical Garden Board; Isaac Dickson School; and private property owners.
  • Determine cost estimates to begin capital project planning.

The proposed expansion will connect to the existing greenway’s northern and southern access points. To the north, the expansion will extend to the Broadway/Riverside intersection. To the south, the study will find the best route to reach the I-240 pedestrian bridge near Isaac Dickson School and continue to Clingman and Hilliard.

We’re excited to move forward with the feasibility study of this important project and we’ll be sure to keep the community updated as the study progresses. 

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