Category Archives: Meetings and Events

Haywood Road Spring 2014 Clean Up Day: May 31

Meet at the WALK (West Asheville Lounge & Kitchen, 401 Haywood Road) 10:00am for breakfast.

Immediately after we’ll get out and pick up trash / recycling along Haywood Road and the Exit 2 ramp areas. Asheville GreenWorks will be bringing supplies. Join us and bring a friend or two and a pair of work gloves if you have them.

We’re still rounding up the yummy breakfast spread, but to-date we know we’ll have goodies from:

  • WALK
  • West End Bakery
  • Sunny Point Café
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Haywood Road Form-Based Code Design Charrette

Come be a part of the planning process for the Haywood Road Corridor!
Design Charrette: September 14-18, 2013

These five days are the most important part of developing a new type of zoning code for buildings on Haywood Road, and how they relate to the street and the neighborhoods directly behind the road. Your input is needed!

Please see schedule below (download pdf of schedule here).

If you can only come to one event, come to the Saturday Public Workshop. The Monday Open House would be the next most important event to get to if your time is limited. Of course, we would love to see all of you at every event.

Saturday, September 14, 8:30 am -12:30 pm
278 Haywood Road at “The HUB”, next to Villagers and Bari Salon

OPEN HOUSE (drop-in format)
Monday, September 16, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Come see what the design team has been working on and give feedback.
West Asheville Community Center, below the fire house, 970 Haywood Road

Wednesday, September 18, 6:30 – 8:00
Hall Fletcher Elementary School, Little Theater, 60 Ridgelawn Rd.

Public input will directly impact the draft code to be developed this fall, which come before Asheville City Council this winter. For more information see:

If you want to see the design team at work implementing our community’s input, please stop by during Open Studio times.

Located in the West Asheville Community Center. Please feel free to stop by the studio at any of these times and see what the Design Team is up to.

  • Sunday, September 15: 8 am – 12 pm, 1- 6 pm, 7 – 10 pm
  • Monday, September 16: 8 am – 12 pm, 1- 5 pm, 9 – 10 pm
  • Tuesday, September 17: 8 am – 12 pm, 1-6 pm, 7 – 10 pm

For more information:
Facebook: Haywood Road Corridor Form-Based Code
Contact Alan Glines, City of Asheville Urban Planner, or 828-259-5556

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City Council Candidate Forum

WABA will be hosting a City Council Candidate forum:

Thursday, October 17, 2013
6:00-9:00 pm
West Asheville Library Community Room, 942 Haywood Road 

This is a great time to hear what candidates stand for and want to do for Asheville and also a chance to meet your council candidates in person. We will start with a meet and greet at 6:00 pm with the forum starting at 7:00 pm.

Please submit questions for the candidates to John Schuske at

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WABA End of Summer Community Picnic: August 15

The West Asheville Business Association invites businesses and community members to the WABA End of Summer Picnic. We encourage West Asheville business owners, employees, families and community members to come out for a casual evening at the Carrier Park Picnic Shelter on Thursday, August 15 from 5:00-8:00pm.

What: WABA End of Summer Community Picnic
Where: Carrier Park Picnic Shelter
When: Thursday, August 15, 2013 • 5:00-8:00pm

  • WABA will be grilling up hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie options and will provide paper plates, napkins, plasticware, lemonade and soda.
    An RSVP is appreciated so we can ensure having enough food for all. RSVP to
  • Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
  • If any businesses want to provide additional food items, please let our Secretary ( or Treasurer ( know.

There is plenty of parking, walking and biking trails, a large playground, swings and more at Carrier Park! Come on out, it’ll be fun.

(Please note that Asheville City Parks do not allow alcoholic beverages.)

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Haywood Road Clean Up Day: August 18, 2013

What: WABA and Asheville GreenWorks Haywood Road Clean Up Day
When: Sunday, August 18, 2013 • 8:30am Start Time
Where: Meet in Ingles parking lot on Haywood Road

The West Asheville Business Association and Asheville GreenWorks are teaming up for a cleanup day on Haywood Road in West Asheville on Sunday, August 18th starting at 8:30 am. The two longstanding Asheville organizations are joining forces up to pick up trash, clean gutters and storm drains and remove street side weeds and debris along Haywood Road through West Asheville.

Heavily used by cars, bicyclists and pedestrians, Haywood Road has become a destination for both tourists and locals alike. The cleanup will make our historic West Asheville main street look better as well as improve safety and storm water runoff quality. Volunteers are needed to help make the day a success. Please consider volunteering a few hours of your time. Many hands will make for a fun and effective clean up.

Local West Asheville businesses will be providing snacks at the beginning of the work day for volunteers. Asheville GreenWorks will be providing cleanup tools, safety vests, gloves, trash bags and recycling bags. Volunteers are encouraged to wear work clothes and sturdy shoes. Shovels and extra buckets with handles would be welcome.

The West Asheville Business Association (WABA) is a membership organization for businesses located in the portion of the City of Asheville west of the French Broad River. WABA provides a voice for the business interests of West Asheville, helps West Asheville businesses stay informed about public issues that may affect them, promotes West Asheville businesses, and contributes to community organizations in support of beautification, recreation and business development.

Asheville GreenWorks is a volunteer-based, environmental organization working to achieve a clean and green Asheville & Buncombe County through community organizing, educating and environmental stewardship. Read more about their work on their website:

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