The City of Asheville is in the midst of a large project to update the City’s Greenway Plan (G), ADA Transition Plan* (A), and Pedestrian Plan (P) (*By ADA transition we are specifically looking at accessibility improvements within the rights-of-way on our street network).
The planning process, known as the Close the GAP, will identify a network of the pedestrian, greenway, and accessibility networks for our community as well as programs and policies to support it. We combined these plans because the pedestrian network will be a stronger one if the three aspects: greenways, ADA transitions, and pedestrian networks are planned at the same time.
Why Does Close the Gap Matter?
Most Recent Public Engagement Meetings
- August 25, 2021 Virtual Public Meeting
Proposed Plan Maps
Public Engagement – January 2023
Final Draft of the plan – January/February 2023
Present to Boards and Commissions – March/April 2023
Present to Council for adoption – May 2023
Check out this video for an update on the Close the GAP Planning Process.
Currently, our consultants are developing a preliminary plan with the information we received and we will start the second round of public engagement for comments once it is ready.
If you are interested in talking to us about the plan or would like us to come to your virtual meetings to provide updates and to answer questions, please contact Lucy Crown at email@example.com.
Lucy Crown, Greenway Coordinator