Design and permitting of the Nasty Branch greenway is nearing completion. Construction is anticipated to begin in Summer 2024.
Interpretive Signage Design
Interpretive signage will be incorporated along the Nasty Branch Greenway. The design of these signs has been finalized. The final design was created with input from longtime Southside residents and those who grew up in the Southside Neighborhood. The signs share the rich history and cultural legacy of the Southside Community and provide details about the devastating impacts of urban renewal to the Southside in the late 60s and early 70s. It also gives more detail to the significance of the curious name “Nasty Branch”.
The final designs are on display at the Grant Center for the community to view during their normal operating hours.
The Nasty Branch Greenway is a planned ¾-mile-long greenway that starts at the Grant Southside Center on Depot Street and Livingston Street and terminates at Phifer Street near the McDowell and Southside intersection. This greenway lies on flat terrain along the banks of the creek called Nasty Branch. This is an important East/West connection in the overall greenway network.
The Nasty Branch Greenway was previously called the “Town Branch” Greenway. In the fall of 2020, the City of Asheville officially changed the name of this greenway to the Nasty Branch Greenway to honor the microlocal name the Southside neighborhood calls the creek.
2013 – Public Outreach on greenway design
2013 – Greenway design plans developed
2019 – Transportation grant funding received for project construction
2019, 2023 – Public Outreach for interpretive signage
Summer 2024 – Anticipated construction to begin
For information on the Nasty Branch Greenway design and construction, please contact:
Lucy Crown, Transportation Department, Transportation Planning Manager, email@example.com