Because quality of life and sense of place go hand in hand, PSABC has long championed efforts to preserve the unique historic resources of our region. A few decades ago, downtown Asheville was full of boarded-up storefronts and old buildings that had seen better days. The preservation movement, realized locally with the founding of PSABC in 1976, helped launch an era of renewal. Today, Asheville is thriving. Tomorrow depends on how our community defines and directs growth.
On September 9, PSABC submitted 5 questions to all 15 City Council candidates on a subject central to the Asheville’s social and economic well-being: growth through preservation. All candidates had until September 17 to respond. Answers were to be kept to a uniform length so they could be easily reviewed by interested readers.
Select the candidate below to view the questions and their responses. Candidates Haynes, Hunt, Miall, Payne, Simerly and Young declined to respond.