The Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan consolidates 20 years of planning for the redevelopment of the urban riverfront and was designed to be replicated throughout corridor by RiverLink. The urban riverfront is where the tax and population base for the watershed exists so it made sense to develop plans and processes here as a model for sustainable development for the watershed. The RiverWay Plan builds and expands on The Riverfront Plan, developed by RiverLink in 1989 in cooperation with the AIA and the ASLA, which won the American Planning Association’s Large Scale Planning Award and was adopted by the City of Asheville and Buncombe County as the vision for a revitalized riverfront. In 1991, RiverLink received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to develop a broad spectrum of Design Guidelines for Open Space that addressed issues such as access to the river, signage, public art, landscaping, structures, support facilities and graphics. The Open Space Design Guidelines are now part of the zoning code and have guided river park and river greenway development since their inception. Other planning efforts RiverLink undertook include the master plan/construction drawings it commissioned from Edward. D. Stone, Jr. for French Broad River Park and Greenway.
The Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan has been adopted by local and regional governments and over 40 civic and fraternal organizations.
The Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan consolidates 20 years of planning for the redevelopment of the urban riverfront corridor by RiverLink. T[...]
To ground the process of park and greenway development RiverLink created three major and distinct master plans. All of the master plans have[...]
The Asheville Riverfront Open Space Design Guidelines was funded through the NC Arts Council and the National Endowment of the Arts. It was [...]