At their Aug. 27 meeting, Asheville City Council authorized City staff to enter into a contract to create a design plan to redevelop City-owned properties at Haywood Street and Page Avenue.
The services provided by the Nelson Byrd Woltz team will include architecture, landscape architecture, real estate analysis, community engagement, civil engineering, urban planning, including transportation planning, cost estimation (for construction and for maintenance) and partnership and funding strategy development.
The purpose of the project is to create a master concept plan that builds off the Haywood Street Vision Project plan. This project is part of the City of Asheville’s work plan to address Council Strategic Goal #7: Develop a plan for Haywood Street land use and implement as appropriate.
Project information will consistently be shared with the wider community through the City of Asheville website. In late October, the public will be invited to an onsite meeting to review a comprehensive site analysis. Later in the process, the public will be invited to a presentation featuring the draft final concept design.
A community team, mostly consisting of members of the original Haywood Street Advisory Committee, will work with the consultants and staff throughout the process to ensure the 2017 community-driven vision is represented in the final design.
The design team will create up to three draft conceptual designs for the property early this fall, with refinement on a preferred option and up to two alternates this winter, after receiving feedback from the community team and City Council. Once complete, the design options will return to City Council for consideration and ultimately become the Haywood and Page Master Plan.
Find a copy of the staff report to Council at this link.
For more information on Haywood and Page redevelopment visit this link.