River District project meet up May 31

This Friday evening, take a stroll along the French Broad River while helping make four upcoming projects in the River Arts District and West Asheville better at the River District SpeakUP.

From the City of Asheville Office of Economic Development:

Drop in at Jean Webb park on Riverside Drive Friday evening between 5 and 8 p.m. to learn about four great community initiatives coming to the area, meet with design professionals and give your important input to these projects.

Riverside Drive Redevelopment Plan – a plan to transform ten acres of city owned property along the RADTIP (River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project) corridor into assets that address the environmental, social and economic needs of the community.

O.P.E.N – connecting community institutions and individuals to the River Arts District through creative solutions to urban issues. Friday’s focus: wellness and finding your way around.

Design Build Studio– Asheville Design Center’s summer program, where ten students meet up with local professionals and work over the course of ten weeks to design and build a physical solution to a neighborhood issue. This year, it’s a footbridge that will allow you to walk from Jean Webb Park to the greenspace just south of that without having to go out in the street.

West Asheville Bus Shelter – A joint project between the Asheville Design Center, City of Asheville and New Belgium Brewing, the project will bring a new bus shelter to the Craven St. and Haywood Rd. intersection. Local history and community design input are the two key ingredients for shaping the design of the shelter.

Click this link to see the poster with more information on the meeting and the community partners making these initiatives possible:

RAD Meetup May 31 Poster