However, state Rep. Nathan Ramsey, R Buncombe, has suggested that the greenway could cover more of that distance beside I 26 if it were built as part of plans to widen the highway, possibly resulting in some cost savings. The study will look at that and other options, Molloy said.
"We kind of see it as being an economic force for that corridor" because the greenway would bring more customers and would be an amenity for employees at businesses along the corridor, she said.
Kayakers finish up a trip at Hominy Creek River Park on the French Broad River.
Just which way it goes from there is up for discussion. The county's greenways master plan shows the path running through WNC Farmers Market, south along Brevard Road, then along Interstate 26 for much of the distance to Bent Creek River Park, where the Blue Ridge Parkway crosses the French Broad River. From there, plans show the path running generally along the west bank of the French Broad to the west end of the Long Shoals Road bridge over the river.
planning for the greenway.
The farmers market and owners of Asheville Outlets (formerly Biltmore Square Mall) have expressed interest in Converse Black Low
"We want to show that the community is in support of this," Molloy said. More than $9,000 has been raised so far.
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Some Republican candidates criticized the prospect of the county spending money on greenways during the 2012 electoral campaign. That suggests funding possibilities would decrease if the GOP gains a majority on the Board of Commissioners in this November's election, and the board's Democratic majority may be cautious in funding greenway work as well.
What the friends group is calling a "crowdfunding" campaign most of the effort is being done online is to be completed by July 31. Proceeds will be used as matching funds to seek a federal grant that would result in a total of $90,000 to $100,000 to fund Purple Converse High Tops Size 3
Planning for the I 26 widening has already begun. Paul Black, director of French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization, said there is a good chance the state could incorporate an I 26 greenway into its planning process.
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The greenway would start at the county's Hominy Creek River Park in West Asheville, which is the southern terminus of the city of Asheville's network of greenways along the French Broad River.
where exactly the paved path would run through southern Buncombe County and how much it would cost.
When or whether the county might fund actual construction of a greenway is difficult to say.
The group founded to promote implementation of the county's greenway plan chose the segment paralleling Interstate 26 and Brevard Road because, "It would actually be a corridor that would be more likely and feasible to happen," said Suzanne Molloy, the organization's vice president.
When or whether the county might fund actual construction of a greenway is difficult to say. The capital projects plan County Manager Wanda Greene submitted as part of her proposed 2014 15 county budget calls for spending $1 million in 2017 18 on the greenway.
On Thursday, regular visitor and runner Stephen Flaherty, of Fayetteville, was turning around at Hominy Creek River Park, the halfway point of his run on the greenway along the French Broad.
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the greenway running through their property, officials of the friends group say, and the greenway could run along the edge of city owned property just north of Bent Creek River Converse Ballet Lace White Park.
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