downtown Asheville

Picture of the Flatiron Building, with a large iron statue in front and the sun peeking through the trees on the right-hand side.
Cass Herrington / BPR News

Two weeks after the Asheville City Council passed the new Flatiron Building proposal, residents are divided on what the building's transformation means for the future of downtown.


Matt Bush BPR

The hotel construction boom in Asheville is showing no signs of slowing down.  Once of the city's most iconic buildings appears to the be the next that will transform into a hotel.  Jason Sandford of AshVegas stopped by the BPR studios to talk with Matt Bush about the future of the Flatiron Building - as well as the latest of the other parts of Asheville's hotel boom.

Excerpts of the interview - 

BPR

Earlier this year the Asheville City Council kicked off a community garden program.  Residents can claim and garden a spot on vacant plots across the city.  It’s a green dream for one group of locals who live downtown and have been eyeing an empty lot in their front yard.  BPR’s Helen Chickering reports.

Jeremy Loeb/WCQS

Visitors to downtown Asheville will notice some new work taking place at the Asheville Art Museum at Pack Square.  WCQS’s Jeremy Loeb has details.

Construction workers were busy building scaffolding outside the museum.  It’s the launch of major construction at the building that once housed Pack Memorial Library.  The Italian Renaissance building opened in 1926 and was home to the library until 1978.