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RAD redo to require $50 million
Monday, 13 April 2015 15:34

From Staff Reports

Public spending over the next six years will total about $50 million for improvements  — greenways, road rerouting and other infrastructure upgrades — in Asheville’s River Arts District, according to city officials.

What’s more, about $200 million in private investment will accompany the public funding for improving the former industrial district that has been in a state of decay for years.

The overhaul is being led by the city, although about 50 percent of public money is coming from federal and state sources.

Among the most controversial aspects of the projects is the proposal for a roundabout at the intersection of Lyman Street and Riverside Drive, the construction of which would include the removal of the nationally renowned 12 Bones Restaurant and its parking lot.

Chris Peterson, owner of the land currently occupied by 12 Bones, has said he fears the property will fall victim to road rerouting.

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Indoor trampoline park to spring into action this summer in Arden
Monday, 13 April 2015 15:32

From Staff Reports

An indoor trampoline park — a facility with 60 to 70 trampolines — will open this summer to serve the Asheville area.

Two local families will be operating Launch Trampoline Park of Asheville, potentially in a large building off Glenbridge Road in Arden, beginning in July or August.

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