State of the City
Updated: Tuesday, February 26 2013, 07:07 AM EST
Keeping an eye on the past and one on the future. That was the theme of Monday's annual State of Downtown luncheon. The Asheville Downtown Association is focusing their attention on three main issues in 2013.
The president of the non-profit group believes the Business Improvement District will make downtown Asheville clean, green and safe. They're also wanting to re-craft Bele Chere. The Downtown Asheville Association wants the festival to involve more local culture and possibly change its dates. Redeveloping the south slope is another idea. Members say recenlty, there have been a number of business announcements in that particular area.
There are some other smaller projects the Downtown Association is working on. For example, the Pack Square Park Canopy Project. They are working to to get a permanent covering over the stage. Also, work is already started on downtown sidewalks to make it easier to walk around.
By Megan Schiering
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