So, the RADLofts development by owner Harry Pilos is very close to being completely approved. It was unanimously approved at today's Asheville Area Riverfront Redevelopment Commission held at the Chamber board room.
Next step: City's Planning and Zoning Department but that should be a breeze since Karl Koon (who is also on the P&Z Committee) listened to the entire presentation but left the room when it came time to vote. Also noted, Jan Davis left the room before the presentation since he will be voting on the conditional use permits.
The adjusted plan calls for:
237 apartments, 92 of which will be 2 bedroom
19,000 square feet of retail space
8,000 square feet of office space
344 parking spaces
The adjustments were made to add affordable units. Looks like Harry needed some financing and added the affordable units. See this article about the RAD Lofts. By doing this, however, the number of residential units went up. The original plan was for 209 units.
If all goes according to plan, Harry Pilos projects the plan to begin in about a year.
Where is RAD Lofts? Up the hill, behind Curve Studio on the triangle of Roberts Street and Clingman.