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Join the Patton Avenue Corridor conversation

As the City of Asheville continues its Patton Avenue Corridor Feasibility Study, you’re invited to give your input and feedback.

Buildings along Patton Avenue

The study looks at the stretch of Patton from Jeff Bowen Bridge to Pack Square.

Photo by AVLtoday

In some sense, the Patton Avenue Corridor project has been decades in the making. But it was in 2022 that years of ideas and visions for this western gateway into downtown were assembled into a report.

Then, in August of last year, a feasibility study was launched to create recommendations for transportation, design, and land use. Central to the study’s purpose are a few goals:

  • Turn the area into a downtown gateway
  • Begin developing Patton as a mixed-use corridor
  • Make the street safe for all users
  • Improve connections at Hillcrest to unite the community with downtown
  • Create better connections from downtown to the river + other neighborhoods
  • Plan a network of multi-use paths
A map of projects along Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville

There are three other ongoing city projects within the study area.

Photo via the City of Asheville

Now that we’re approaching the end of the study’s one-year timeline, the City of Asheville is hosting a second public open house. Stop by Harrah’s Cherokee Center this Wednesday, May 29 to see concepts for traffic and multimodal operations improvements.

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