Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Master Planning Open House for Hominy Creek Greenway & Park - Nov. 12

The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway, Inc. (FOHCG) will host the Hominy Creek Greenway Master Plan Public Input Open House. On behalf of the FOHCG and the City of Asheville, the event will present a draft Master Plan of improvements to the Hominy Creek Greenway. The public is invited to review the plan and make suggestions.

Time:  4:00 - 7:00 PM on 
Date: Tuesday, November 12 
Place: RiverLink Offices 
170 Lyman Street, Asheville NC 28801

The FOHCG is a committed group of neighbors and other community leaders dedicated to creating and managing community parkland on fourteen acres of land bordering nearly a mile of Hominy Creek in West Asheville. The FOHCG and the City of Asheville have signed a partnership agreement to collaborate on the development of the park.

Doug "Brotherhug" Barlow led the effort to protect the space after moving to West Asheville from Atlanta in 2006. "The first time I saw the land I immediately felt that it needed to be public space," says Barlow. "Credit really goes to the hard work of many people in the community. Thanks to them we now have a magical new park."

The land was purchased in February of 2011 through a coalition of the City of Asheville, Buncombe County and private funds raised by the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club, RiverLink, and members of the community. The tract includes a bygone section of the world's first hydroelectric powered trolley developed by lumber baron and developer Edwin Carrier in 1892.  FOHCG is committed to maintaining the greenway's wild nature, preserving its history, and connecting West Asheville to the French Broad River and downtown.

For more information about the Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway or to become a member, please contact: Jack Igelman at jack@igelman.com or 828-216-0888

Visit our website at: www.fohcg.org 

RiverLink Inc., has supported the FOHCG and the development of the park as a partner and fiscal agent for the Friends Group.

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