October 17, 2021

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Asheville builders pull software to make mountain bicycle trails

An application to develop mountain bicycle trails on steep slopes close to the Blue Ridge Parkway was withdrawn Aug. 4 on the 2nd working day of a contentious hearing, but the bicycle park it was attached to will go ahead. 

Hartwell Carson and Teela Waggoner, represented by Asheville lawyer John Noor, used for the special use allow in April. 

It would be required to construct trails in steep slope parts on the web-site, but other components of their plan, including a bicycle park with trails, 35 camping sites and much more are permitted by ideal on the 152-acre website bordered by the parkway in the vicinity of the Craven Hole Trailhead just north of Asheville. 

After the initial 7-moreover hours of a two-working day Board of Adjustment hearing, the couple manufactured the selection to withdraw the software and to leave those trails out of their bike park plans after what Carson known as a broken method that favors multimillion dollar builders and not compact, neighborhood corporations.