PSABC invites all interested to participate in an advocacy photograph in support of preserving the historic Asheville Roundhouse. This significant building represents an important time of Asheville’s rich history. PSABC urges Norfolk Southern to delay their planned demolition of the building until efforts to formulate an adaptive reuse plan can be explored. A critical mass of supporters can help influence the railroad to consider the many options for new uses. This building has been determined eligible for listing in National Register of Historic Places, a designation that would include the use of the federal rehabilitation tax credit. Brown fields incentives might also be available for new development. Saving this building would be yet another catalyst in the exciting revival of the River Arts District. Our creative community has the skills and vision to breathe life back in this vital part of our history.
Will you join us to help send a message to Norfolk Southern that demolition is not a suitable option? Can you imagine the Roundhouse as a landmark for our future?
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Here is a site plan for the Toronto Roundhouse, adapted for a (wait for it!)brewery, furniture store, meeting space and offices.
Why: Show Support, Send a Message of preservation
How: Photo will be taken promptly at 6pm. Caution and safety are encouraged due to traffic and limited parking near site. Do Not park on Norfolk Southern Property. Group will gather in Meadow Rd right-of-way with view of Roundhouse in background for photo