As the City of Asheville moves forward with the 2.2-mile River Arts District Transportation Improvement Plan (RADTIP) along Riverside Drive, the city also continues to hear from angry citizens who also oppose the proposed River Arts District Form-Based Code. Thus far, the City of Asheville presses ahead with it’s attempt at gentrification of this historic area.
Several strong objections were heard, especially from small business owners.
This week, Jerry Sternberg was given ten minutes to speak on behalf of industrial businesses west of the Norfolk Southern railroad. “My name is Jerry Sternberg,” he began. “I am the unelected, unpaid president for life of the River Rats. We are a group of river property owners and businesses located in the French Broad and Swannanoa River basins who are dedicated to preserving our property rights and business operations.”
Learn more about these objections in this terrific article from the Tribune Papers: