Burton Street Community Plan
In early 2009, the Asheville Design Center (ADC) began conversations with the Burton Street Neighborhood
Association about developing a plan to mitigate the impacts of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (DOT) planned expansion of Interstate-26 through Asheville. ADC then brought in the Western North Carolina Alliance (WNCA) and, together, they decided to
make the Burton Street Community the first Blue Ridge Blueprints project. The issues quickly expanded in scope as the community expressed desires and concerns around community parks and gardens, recent construction in their neighborhood, safety and the sense of community in their
rapidly diversifying neighborhood. The following plan represents the results of the community’s work around these issues, gives shape to their vision and will help that vision become a reality.
Julie Gilliland was a Task Force Member
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