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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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August 31, 2016, 10:37 PM
  • Consideration: Reduce minimum lot area and lot width by 20%
    • No, I don’t like it
  • Do you have a comment about the potential of reducing minimum lot areas and widths by 20%?
    City hall is behind the 8 ball on development. Too many neighborhoods damaged by over zealous developers and city hall unable to act due to current UCO. Thus, I won't support any further reductions in lot size. Should city council and city government support more neighborhood green spaces, that changes the calculus. As it is, developers are buying up all the green spaces in wierdly shaped odd lots and filling them up, rather than them being preserved due to odd shape, near streams, noise buffers, etc.
  • Consideration: Establish lot area averaging
    • I don’t like it
  • Would you like to make a comment about the potential for establishing lot area averages?
    damages neighborhood character
  • Consideration: Incentivize duplexes
    • No, I don’t like it
  • Would you like to make a comment about the potential to incentivize duplexes?
    people need space for gardens and play, damages neighborhood character
  • Consideration: Incentivize multifamily
    • No, I don’t like it
  • Would you like to make a comment about the potential to incentivize multifamily?
    Damages character and culture of the town. Roads can't handle the traffic.
  • Consideration: Require design compatibility for all multifamily
    • No, I don’t like it
  • Would you like to make a comment about the potential to require design compatibility for all multifamily?
    No response.
  • Are there other considerations you would like to suggest?

    Had city hall not been asleep the last 3 years and had not allowed the city character to be overrun by developers, and actively preserved green spaces by modifying the UDO in areas where certain density criteria were met, things would be different. I suggest city hall support asheville culture and character and stop over filling the city with development and road congestion with appropriate changes to the UDO. I suggest city council reconsider the current UDO and make new development slightly more difficult in areas with heavy density. I suggest city hall consider the impact of more density on road traffic. I suggest city hall reconsider the impact Asheville's recent stewards have made on our current culture, aka Julian Price, and ask themselves if they want it to be ruined by out of town developers looking for a buck versus locals looking to preserve and protect. Asheville will thrive with slow growth. Fast development leads to overheat and bad long term choices. Pull your heads into alignment with your heart and base.

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