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Exploring Green Communities: The Eco Villages and Eco Communities You Could Love

The LOOKS COUNT Series.  Urban infill communities. Part III.  asheville urban infill vision artist's rendering
Re-Development of a Brownfield Area/ The River Arts District.

"The plan celebrates the area's rich past, its present reinvention as Asheville's premiere arts district, and its future as a vibrant sustainable community."

FIRST Imagine

  • stepped pathways
  • public plazas
  • terraces and courtyards
  • a bowling alley
  • a children's library of art and architecture
  • an artists' cooperative
  • restaurants and shops

THEN check this out  to see what the developer envisions. 




A newsletter containing this artist's rendering from the develpoer reveals that, " ...  the ground floors along [the street] and the pedestiran alley will be a vibrant, energized mix of art galleries, cafes and shops. The floors above will be residential lofts perfect for artist live/work space..."

 If you are a person who values sustainability, the New Urbanism, and in establishing and engaging in green communities you may be attracted to a creative yet traditional approach.

If you are a person who wants a say in how this all comes together, as many of my clients are, you may be fascinated with how the developers approached the project.  They hosted a design charrette with renowned urban planners and architects. Dedication to sustainability , in this case, includes studios, cafes, shops, homes  on a "human scale" and on a workforce budget ( Loft presales are in the #150,000. range.) 

AND if you are a person made thirsty for more... mark July 19, 2008 for the grand opening of Wedge Brewing complete with a showing the drive-in classic Thunder Road  which was shot in Western North Carolina And get includes a chase that roared right by the Wedge Brewery location.

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Exploring GREEN COMMUNITIES sound like fun? Let me know about those in YOUR town.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

jane Anne

great post

Your offering looks like a fun place to live and enjoy

There are numbers of people from Florida looking in the Ashville area

It's a good market to target

Good luck


Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 11 years ago

Pretty cool janeAnne. I continue to be impressed with the sustainable development efforts going on Ashville

Posted by Pete Jalbert, R(S) (The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. ) over 11 years ago


I wonder if Florida will recover from the downturn, but I do not wonder for many Baby Boomers cling to their dream of retiring to FL...if only they could retire to green communities...possibly floating

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago


you are not the only one who is impressed with green communities and awareness of how sustainability positively impacts property values here in Asheville... me, too...

and all of our real estate clients =)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

janeAnne,  This sounds like a fantastic project!  Sounds gorgeous!  I can't wait to see it come together.  Looks like a town within a town with all of the fun shops and get together places.

Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP ( over 11 years ago

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