Riverfront Plan

To ground the process of park and greenway development RiverLink created three major and distinct master plans. All of the master plans have been adopted by local government and therefore are eligible for funding under the DOT enhancement program for trails and parks.

The Riverfront Plan – was developed in 1989 in cooperation with the ASLA and the AIA. The charette that developed the plan was funded by a Civil Works Planning grant. The Riverfront Plan was adopted by local governments, as the vision for a revitalized riverfront. The Plan won the American Planning Association Award and was featured in the June 1990 issue of National Geographic as a new greenway initiative for WNC. The Riverfront Plan defines and makes recommendations in three specific areas:

  1. Relationship and connections between the downtown and the river
  2. The river within the city limits
  3. The watershed

Wilma Dykeman RiverWay

The Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan consolidates 20 years of planning for the redevelopment of the urban riverfront corridor by RiverLink.  T[...]

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Riverfront Plan

To ground the process of park and greenway development RiverLink created three major and distinct master plans. All of the master plans have[...]

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The Open Space Design Guidelines

The Asheville Riverfront Open Space Design Guidelines was funded through the NC Arts Council and the National Endowment of the Arts. It was [...]

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Edward Durell Stone Jr. Plan

The Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan consolidates 20 years of planning for the redevelopment of the urban riverfront and was designed to be repl[...]

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