Greenway Master Plan On Its Way To County Commissioners

The final draft of the Buncombe County Greenway and Trails Master Plan is finished and available for review online at   A brief public input survey for citizens to provide their comments on the plan can be found at the same address.  The plan will be taken to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners on September 4 for their review.

The plan began with a well attended kick off on June 10, 2011 at the NC Arboretum.   Since then, the BCPGRS staff, the Buncombe County Greenways and Trails Commission and the consultants Kostelec Planning and Equinox Environmental have conducted extensive public meetings to gather opinions and input for the location of the identified greenway corridors.  Simultaneously, the BC Greenways and Trails Commissions began a public outreach and education campaign called “Connect Buncombe.  This campaign will raise awareness of the economic, health, environmental, cultural and safety benefits of greenways.

For more information, contact Lucy Crown at or 250-4264.