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The Road Ahead: Asheville Launches Comprehensive Planning Process

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Source: Mountain Xpress

Asheville may fairly be called a city of many plans, yet the comprehensive plan update approved by City Council on April 26 will in fact be only the fourth planning effort to address the city as a whole...

Staffer Stacy Merten, the Planning Department’s lead contact on the project, says Asheville’s request for proposals netted responses from nine consultants. After interviewing four finalists, the city awarded the $264,000 contract to a team headed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, an architecture and planning firm with offices around the world. ...

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