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Ask 13: What's being built on Smokey Park Highway in Candler?

"I have noticed some digging going on in between Nakon Motel and The Family Health Center on Smokey Park Highway. Can you tell me what's being built or what they are doing?" Jeff Ingle wrote Ask 13. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Everybody knows there's a building boom happening around Asheville. But that's not the only place where builders are keeping busy.

People in Candler have noticed some site work in the area and have questions about what's moving into the neighborhood.

"I have noticed some digging going on in between Nakon Motel and The Family Health Center on Smokey Park Highway. Can you tell me what's being built or what they are doing?" Jeff Ingle wrote Ask 13.

The area Ingle is referring to is on the north side of Smokey Park Highway just west of Sardis Road. The land has been a wooded lot for years. But crews are doing some site work and excavation.

According to the Buncombe County Permits and Inspections Department, a company called Site Development was building a retaining wall on the property.

A company representative said a developer is building a planned community called Liberty Oaks. Plans available from the county show 21 patio homes, 38 townhomes and 16 cottages. The subdivision will be built in two phases, with the second phase offering 36 buildable lots.

The project began with county public hearings and approval by zoning officials in fall 2015.

If you have a question you'd like answered, write to Ask13@wlos.com.

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