ASHEVILLE CITY SOURCE – Learn About Swannanoa Greenway at Winter Warmer Celebration of Asheville Greenway programs
Come learn about preliminary studies for the Swannanoa Greenway during a Winter Warmer Celebration of Asheville Greenway Programs. This will be the first greenway in east Asheville. Members of the Asheville Greenway Committee will be there there to share information with residents about other greenway projects also planned for the near future. This program is from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Highland Brewing, 12 Old Charlotte Highway.
The Swannanoa River Greenway is a greenway corridor of the City’s Greenway Master Plan. It starts at Amboy Road and follows the Swannanoa River to Azalea Park and ends at the intersection of Azalea Road and Tunnel Road in East Asheville. The corridor is 7.5 miles long in its entirety. This corridor is a significant part of the Wilma Dykeman Plan, the oldest greenway plan in Asheville and Buncombe County.
Other greenway projects coming up
- Construction is slated to begin in spring 2019 on the French Broad River West Bank Greenway, a 1-mile stretch that will connect to French Broad River Park on one end and the existing half-mile French Broad River West Greenway that runs by New Belgium Brewing.
- French Broad River East Bank Greenway, a 2.2-mile greenway, is under construction as part of the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP).
- Construction is planned in 2019 on the Town Branch Greenway in the Southside neighborhood. That greenway will incorporate interpretive markers that honors the neighborhood’s history before urban renewal.
- And a Greenway Master Plan process will begin in 2019.
For more information, visit ashevillenc.gov/greenways. Or contact Greenways Coordinator Lucy Crown at LCrown@ashevillenc.gov or 828-259-5805.
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