Sam Harrelson

The Ellington Hotel Debate in Asheville



I’ve been following the Ellington Hotel / Condo issue here in Asheville for a while and I still don’t understand the various arguments from the critics (“the building is too high!” “it will cause too much traffic on Biltmore!”, etc).  While I am a fan of sustainable growth, it doesn’t seem as if the Ellington will add anything unbearable to the Asheville skyline or the already crazy traffic on Biltmore.  The locals know how to avoid all that anyway 🙂

ASHEVILLE – For opponents of The Ellington hotel and condominium building, a key question as the project goes to City Council tonight is whether city streets can handle the additional traffic. For backers, the answer is clear: no problem.

Seems like more political pandering by city council members seeking re-election to me.

CITIZEN-TIMES.com: Ellington critics question accuracy of traffic study

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Posted: 10.15.2007

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