The Haw Creek Community Association (HCCA) invites you to a meeting on Thursday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church Parrish Hall (290 Old Haw Creek Rd.) to learn what the city is thinking regarding development in neighborhoods. Todd Okolichany, planning director for the City of Asheville, will be presenting information from the city’s new comprehensive plan, Living Asheville: A Comprehensive Plan for our Future. Based on goals set by the community, the plan addresses Asheville’s future by focusing on livable built environment, resilient economy, responsible regionalism, healthy community, interwoven equality, and harmony with natural environment. Following the presentation, you will have an opportunity to ask questions related to the plan and how it affects Haw Creek.
Many people in Haw Creek have divergent opinions as to what we want in our neighborhood. We are a large neighborhood with people who have lived here for a long time and others who have moved in more recently. It is diverse neighborhood with newer homes, older homes, and rental apartments. The needs of different people must be taken into consideration in deciding what we want for the future of our neighborhood. The HCCA is seeking input from those who live in this valley.
In consideration of this, the HCCA Board of Directors is moving forward to better understand what is important to residents. In addition to this meeting, we will be holding a follow-up meeting later this summer where there will be opportunities for everyone’s voice to be heard. We are also asking neighbors to fill out a brief online survey on what is important to you and how you envision our neighborhood’s future. This survey is available and accepting your input currently.
We urge you to take the time to participate in our conversation in person and online. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.