Council Rejects Hilliard & Clingman Housing Project

Asheville City Council, for all its interest in creatively spending public dollars to create affordable housing, rejected a proposal that would have, without subsidy, rent-controlled nine affordable units for 20 years.

Asheville One of the “Worst Places to Live”

NPR’s Planet Money cited the city as one of the least affordable in the country. 

Asheville Approves Mixed-Use Project

Mixed-use condominiums and apartments are greenlit for development in Downtown Asheville.

Asheville Gov’t Enters High-Roller Real Estate

Asheville City Council approved payment for due diligence on a 42-45-unit apartment building that will rent-control half its units for persons earning no more than 30% of AMI. It was assumed the city, county, and Dogwood Health Trust would pitch in $2 million each for the $8.3 million project later.

High Prices, Love the Housing

Asheville City Council went ahead and approved its new Urban Place Form Code District, which would require Ingles to build housing units should it ever need to renovate some of its properties. This is what a handful of developers and their legal representatives had to say.

Council Doubles Down in War on Economics

The government mandating prices to be anything else introduces intentional market distortions, which have the unintended consequence of misallocating resources.