Is Henderson County growing? Yes, Henderson County is growing. Most of the growth is toward the northern part of the county, in the Mills River and Fletcher area as Asheville expands outward. That area of the county is also a place of fairly flat land and open spaces, attractive to industry and housing developments and... Continue Reading →
Neglect and inappropriate development put our irreplaceable landscape legacy increasingly at risk. Too often today’s short-sighted decisions threaten the survival and continuity of our shared heritage. In Flat Rock, we are the inheritors of the work of generations before us, those who planned and built this area to be a place of quiet and charm,... Continue Reading →
Pursue CSS solutions for projects serving as gateways to and/or along naturally, historically, and culturally significant properties. Identify areas early in design and involve stakeholders in the development of the design.
List of current NCDOT projects in the Village of Flat Rock: Boyd Drive bridge (bridge no. 440318) over Memminger Creek TIP project no. 17BP.14.R.45 [UPDATE: project canceled] N. Highland Lake Road (SR 1783) STIP project no. U-5887 / SPOT ID H111093 Greenway projects: Village of Flat Rock Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan, August 2017 Draft Funding... Continue Reading →
From The Cultural Landscape Foundation: "Cultural landscapes are landscapes that have been affected, influenced, or shaped by human involvement. A cultural landscape can be associated with a person or event. It can be thousands of acres or a tiny homestead. It can be a grand estate, industrial site, park, garden, cemetery, campus, and more. Collectively, cultural landscapes... Continue Reading →
Yes. More than just opinion, the historic and cultural importance of the Village of Flat Rock is recognized by its placement on the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation. This is a confirmation of the importance of the village as a whole, not just certain... Continue Reading →
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is the governing state agency for transportation decisions involving public roadways. But they are not the only ones that have influence on transportation decisions. Other entities involved in our area are: Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Advises the Board of Commissioners and the FBRMPO on matters related... Continue Reading →