Subdivisions overtaking open space and farmland is an unfortunate theme that’s affecting our region, especially around the city of Asheville. It’s no longer a question of IF we will grow…it’s a question of HOW we will grow.
Weaverville residents are voicing their concerns over a 65 acre piece of land in the neighborhood, which a developer is proposing a 140-unit subdivision. As landowners and farmers are reaching retirement age, many find themselves with few viable options for transitioning their land ownership. How can we aid this process so that working farms and open space continue to support our local food systems, education, rural character, and native wildlife + plant habitats?
The Mountain Xpress recently published an article about this local issue affecting the Weaverville area. The full article can be found here: