ASHEVILLE ** LIVE- ABILITY ** NEWS FOR LAND BUYERS- REAL ESTATE NEWS & VIEWS
If you are a LAND BUYER, this may be a good time for you to invest in a LAND and amazing building sites in Asheville. Be sure to consult with a local LAND real estate expert before purchasing.
LOCAL LAND BROKER NOTES::
1) As of 2011, Buncombe County (Asheville area) LAND ordinances regarding building on steep are in place.The expertise of a real estate expert with advanced training in environmentally-sensitive matters, and her team of geotechs and designers can be especially valuable.
2) The EPA "is stepping up effortsto remove contaminated soil from a former apple orchard in the Asheville area. Local Land Broker experts can advise you how this relates to the proposed conversion into a subdivision and that you might expect trucks a day will haul dirt contaminated with arsenic, lead and pesticides from the site
ASHEVILLE SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES NEWS & VIEWS::
The word on the street is that the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has agreed to work with conservation groups to manage and find funding for an 8,000-acre tract owned by former U.S. Rep. Charles Taylor of Brevard, NC. The total purchase price is $33 million.
Read the inspiring story of the saving of one of Asheville's architectural landmarks, Helen's Bridge. "The saving of Helen's Bridge now gives us all the opportunity to walk under the "great arched bridge" and shout up to the bridge and listen for our echo, just as Thomas Wolfe did as a young boy in the early 1900's." http://www.asheville.com/news/helen.html
ASHEVILLE HEALTH AND WELLNESS::
Ten hospitals in the region are participating in ASAP's Farm to Hospital http://www.asapconnections.org/farmtohospital.html pilot program where they have the potential to act not only as a resource to treat the sick, but as a community role model for proactive healthy choices. Featuring fresh local foods and offering food and farm related educational programming both improves public health and sustains farms.
Take to the slopes for winter wellness. North Carolina's ski industry is growing. In fact, in addition to the wellness factors, you will be contributing to the wellness of North Carolina's economy. The N.C. Ski Areas Association reported that skiers and snowboards spent more than $88 million last season for lift tickets, equipment, lodging, food and other items.
"GREEN" OPPORTUNITIES- ASHEVILLE EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS OUTLOOK::
If you seek Green Jobs in Asheville, check out the Green Press Initiative. http://www.greenpressinitiative.org
Facebook, according to The News & Observer, Raleigh plans to build a $450 million data center in Rutherford County near Forest City. The company an 18-month construction process. And German auto-parts maker Reich GmbHplans to open a factory in Asheville that will employ 56 to make parts for steering systems, transmissions and engines. Production is set to begin in the first quarter of 2011.
HIGHER EDUCATION IN AND AROUND ASHEVILLE::
UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program Offers Spring Workshops http://www.unca.edu/news-events/news/2010/11/great-smokies-writing-spring-workshops
Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with the spring workshop series from UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP). The program will offer 11 workshops in poetry and prose, which will be offered in various off-campus locations in Asheville, Black Mountain, Burnsville and Hendersonville. Most classes are open to all interested writers but class size is limited; early registration is suggested.
Warren Wilson College hosts an annual conference of particular interest to Asheville Livability. This is the Mountain Green Conference where professionals convene annually to learn about and discuss "best practices" in sustainable and green construction, real estate, development, planning, and design. http://warren-wilson.edu/blogs/mtngreen/about/
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