What are universal features and factors of each scenario?

Equity: All concepts aim to be as equitable as possible, through affordability, transportation equity, and other factors.

Access & connectivity: All concepts will require external multi-modal access improvements. All concepts will provide access to neighboring amenities, include a regional greenway connection, and provide external access for vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

Affordable housing: All concepts will provide opportunities for affordable housing

Open space & recreation: All concepts will incorporate a regionally connected greenway (with approximately 1.2-miles through the site) and river access, and some amount of open space preservation.

Sustainability: All concepts will aim to achieve site sustainability as addressed in this plan.


Contact Us

Questions, comments, or concerns about the Ferry Road project? Please feel free to email Timothy Love at Timothy.love@buncombecounty.org, or call at (828) 250-5243. 

On Sept. 6, Buncombe County Commissioners heard from UNC School of Government DFI Program. As next steps, DFI will conduct a market analysis, conduct detailed site work and develop pro forma models. You can view DFI's presentation here or download the PDF from the document section.

Phase 3: Reporting to Board of Commissioners 2022

The purpose of these presentations is to share compiled community input and seek additional feedback from Commissioners on the next steps, including the selection of a preferred concept. These meetings will be hosted in person in the Commission Chambers at 200 College St. and on the Buncombe County Facebook page. Please see this page for links to the Commissioner’s meeting schedule and agenda.

Reporting to Board of Commissioners timeline:

  • Tuesday, April 5 at 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 19 at 5 p.m.

Phase 2: Public Input & Community Engagement 2021

Planning public awareness and input:

  • Notify adjacent property owners of development plans
    • Early November
  • Begin general public feedback sessions
    • Mid-January (Delayed due to COVID)
  • Hold virtual stakeholders input meeting
    • Ongoing
  • Hold in-person meeting for neighbors of Ferry Road property
    • Feb. 17
  • Ferry Road Land Use survey launches
    • Feb. 17
  • Hold virtual meeting for the general public
    • March 3

Phase 1: Property Analysis

Property analysis steps:

  • Environment and natural resource assessment
  • Development and suitability analysis
  • Development scenarios