Beaucatcher Overlook Land Purchase Meeting


VIEW FROM BEAUCATCHER OVERLOOK PARK * Photo: TPL

City to Purchase Land for New Park

PUBLIC MEETING SET FOR JAN. 8 to discuss purchase of 30 acres to create new park

City of Asheville, Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department is hosting a meeting to invite public comment on the city purchasing property, known as Beaucatcher Overlook Park, for recreational purposes.

The city announced that it plans to purchase approximately 30 acres of undeveloped land in downtown Asheville. The land will be used for recreation.

The Parks & Recreation department said that individuals wishing to comment on the purchase are invited to attend a public meeting on Thurs., Jan. 8, 2009 from 6 to 7:30 p.m in the Public Works Building, which is located at 161 S. Charlotte Street. The meeting will be held in rooms 109 and 111.

The meeting will include a brief overview from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a 30-minute, question-and-answer session.

The public will be encouraged to fill out comment forms for city staff use.

The city also encourages individuals who do not have time to attend the complete meeting to simply drop off a comment form from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

For more information contact the Asheville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department at 828-259-5801.


BACKGROUND INFO

*For Beaucatcher Overlook Park vision statement contained in a brochure, Click Here>

*For Asheville city council member Robin Cape's comments (dated March 2007) to encourage the formation of the park, Click Here>

*For the Trust for Public Land report in support of the park, Click Here>

*For MountainXpress article, entitled "Council Green-Lights Beaucatcher Overlook Park" (dated 3-28-2007), Click Here>

*For a real estate company's flyer about Rockcliff Ridge, a subdivision with homesites for sale that is adjacent to the proposed park, Click Here>


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