Attention: Property Owners in River Arts District - Deadlines Looming for RADTIP Asheville

ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS

IN THE RADTIP (River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project) AREA
also known as River Arts District, Asheville, NC

Property owners in the RADTIP area have been receiving their low ball appraisals from the City of Asheville. Artists in buildings have been put on notice to vacate (click here to read more).

Deadlines Looming:
According to a memo from Gary Jackson, the City Manager of Asheville, the city was awarded a Tiger VI grant in September 2014 that provides $11 million of the construction funding for the 2.2 mile RADTIP project occuring in the River Arts District of Asheville. In order for the City to actually receive these funds, two milestone dates must be reached:

June 30, 2016 - The City must provide evidence that they can obligate funds and expend such funds by September 30, 2021.  Pay attention to this year's budget as this will help provide the proof that they need.
September 30, 2016 - According to the memo, this is the most important milestone - the City must have all pre-construction activities completed which includes planning (environmental documentation), design and right-of-way. All right-of-way must be purchased and recorded by this date.

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