Riverfront to Get $50 Million Makeover

Article Highlights

  • City to spend $50 Million in next 6 years on greenways, road-rerouting and other infrastructure
  • They expect $200 Million in private investment
  • Amenities cited such as better bike paths and sidewalks, public restrooms, parking garage
  • Road changes discussed - two roundabouts - one at Lyman & Depot and of course, the other infamous roundabout near 12 Bones
  • Breakdown of the budget was outlined

Citizen Times: March 22, 2015
Riverfront to Get $50 Million Makeover
ASHEVILLE – Public spending on greenways, road rerouting and other infrastructure upgrades in and around what has become known as the city's River Arts District will reach $50 million in the next six years, municipal staff involved with the projects say.
That infusion of public funding into a once derelict industrial district will be accompanied by about $200 million in private investment.
The overhaul is being led by the city, though about 50 percent of public money is coming from federal and state sources
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