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Please comment on the following considerations for neighborhood-compatible, small-scale residential infill development.

225 registered responses


Consideration: Reduce minimum lot area and lot width by 20%

Response Percent Response Count
Yes, this is reasonable 62.6% 139
No, I don’t like it 27.5% 61
Not sure/need more information 9.9% 22

Do you have a comment about the potential of reducing minimum lot areas and widths by 20%?

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Consideration: Establish lot area averaging

Response Percent Response Count
Yes, this is reasonable 64.1% 143
I don’t like it 27.4% 61
Not sure/need more information 8.5% 19

Would you like to make a comment about the potential for establishing lot area averages?

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Consideration: Incentivize duplexes

Response Percent Response Count
Yes, this is reasonable 65.9% 145
No, I don’t like it 26.8% 59
Not sure/need more information 7.3% 16

Would you like to make a comment about the potential to incentivize duplexes?

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Consideration: Incentivize multifamily

Response Percent Response Count
Yes, this is reasonable 48.6% 108
No, I don’t like it 34.2% 76
Not sure/need more information 17.1% 38

Would you like to make a comment about the potential to incentivize multifamily?

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Consideration: Require design compatibility for all multifamily

Response Percent Response Count
Yes, this is reasonable 72.3% 159
No, I don’t like it 12.3% 27
Not sure/need more information 15.5% 34

Would you like to make a comment about the potential to require design compatibility for all multifamily?

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69
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Are there other considerations you would like to suggest?

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September 1, 2016, 8:31 PM
  • Consideration: Reduce minimum lot area and lot width by 20%
    • Yes, this is reasonable
  • Do you have a comment about the potential of reducing minimum lot areas and widths by 20%?
    You need to keep in mind that many older neighborhoods are already platted and some have odd shaped lots that not nice rectangles. Don't want to encourage speculative tear-downs to create more lots. This seems to be best for totally new subdivisions. Also many lots that have not been built on are often also have nattural drainage areas running through them.
  • Consideration: Establish lot area averaging
    • Yes, this is reasonable
  • Would you like to make a comment about the potential for establishing lot area averages?
    I think we need to ban flag lots being created if do this - creates poor neighborhood continuity
  • Consideration: Incentivize duplexes
    • Yes, this is reasonable
  • Would you like to make a comment about the potential to incentivize duplexes?
    Only with some design/massing criteria to have the fit in the nighborhood context
  • Consideration: Incentivize multifamily
    • Not sure/need more information
  • Would you like to make a comment about the potential to incentivize multifamily?
    My concern is that the reduction does not take into consideration the reality of how many cars there will - reality is at least two per unit which takes about 800 sf per aditional unit to accommodate. The reduction in area and the increase in units begins to fill a site and leaves it with a lot of pervious surface. I would also want to see units stacked not spread out with one shared and visible entry. Max 6 units - example above is as big as I'd see in most neighborhoods and with design standards
  • Consideration: Require design compatibility for all multifamily
    • Yes, this is reasonable
  • Would you like to make a comment about the potential to require design compatibility for all multifamily?
    fit standards to the neighborhood context...not all neighborhoods are the same in Asheville. Parking to rear but again we need to look at the reality of our topography...some multi family units might not work on sloped sites. Also get rid of the no onsite parking requirement within a mile of CBD. In today's Asheville most have cars and guests. In town neighborhoods have particularly narrow streets and few sidewalks. We can't accommodate on-street parking.
  • Are there other considerations you would like to suggest?

    We really really need to assess our ability to accommodate added density - look at streets, parking, water, trash pickup (and cart storage - lots of apts keep them on the street blocking traffic all week) stormwater (huge and growing problem) schools, police, fire, etc. etc.

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