I-2513: Burton Street Neighborhood and Mitigation Strategies Plan

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

To address and remedy the anticipated impacts to the Burton Street Community as a result of the I-26 improvements, a community driven Neighborhood and Mitigation Strategies Plan (NMS) will be developed by NCDOT. The goal of the NMS plan project is to develop a revision to the 2010 Burton Street Neighborhood plan that will be adopted by the City of Asheville and that includes a list of strategies that can be implemented by NCDOT to mitigate for the proposed I-26 improvements.

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NCDOT Poll:
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NCDOT Poll:
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NCDOT Poll:
What is Burton Street’s greatest asset?
Marni SilverbergA rich history
A strong community of people who care about our neighborhood
Reply1 Agree4 days ago
History and Heritage
Reply1 Agree28 days ago
Terry SimmonsLocation - close to everything
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Sandra Smith1. Historic African American neighborhood
2. Community garden program
3. Community center
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Troy Lee
Its diverse people and sense of community.
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Thomas W. Davidson
Having a community center where as many classes and activities are available.
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Stephen WatersIt's the African-American history.
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Kofi Caldwell1. The community families
2. Dwayne Barton
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
LaTonya Caldwell1. Close knit community
2. Peace garden
3. Burton St Community Center
4. Summer youth program through self help is a great program!
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Ernestine RawlsConnecting from Patton Ave to Haywood Rd
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Ann Barton Peterson1. Senior citizens capabilities
2. Sidewalks
3. Street lights
4. Greenways
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Vivian ConleyThe people
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Zanie Davidson1. History
2. Legacy
3. Community members
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Sam Evans1. Friendly
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Sam EvansFriendly
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Sam Evans1. History
2. Neighborly
3. Close to town
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Laura BaskervilleHistory
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
History, and location
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Proximity and walkability to Haywood and Patton Street commercial areas
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
location, people, soul,
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
This neighborhood has always been a community. Even as it became more and more diversified, it has remained a community of families and individuals with a strong history of caring and independence. It is this sense of belonging that is it greatest asset.
ReplyAgree2 days ago
Community spirit
ReplyAgree3 days ago
Jackie McGaheeFamily
ReplyAgreeone month ago
NCDOT Poll:
Identify up to three things that you like about your neighborhood, including things that you would not change.
Marni SilverbergBurton Street Rec Center
Community Gardens
Reply1 Agree4 days ago
Burton street Community Center. Mostly Quiet streets and mature trees.
Reply1 Agree28 days ago
Jackie McGahee1. Greenway
2. Street lighting
3. Play area for children
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Troy Lee1. Neighborhood feel - we care and look out for each other
2. Eclectic - not a cookie cutter neighborhood
3. Diversity - people live here from many cultures
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Thomas W. Davidson
Neighborhood gardens - it has greatly gained popularity since the weed & seed program.
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
LaTonya Caldwell
1. I like that the community comes together to talk about problems & possible solutions.
2. I like having a community center w/ basketball courts for the kids.
3. I like that we have a very diverse community.
4. I would not stop the annual Burton St community day.
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Ernestine Rawls1. View
2. Quietness
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Vivian Conley1. Family togetherness
2. Single home - not apartments
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Zanie Davidson1. Senior citizens (life members) still active
2. Members lookout for each other
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Sam Evans
1. History
2. Neighborly
3. Close to town
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Laura Baskerville1. Friendly neighbors
2. Community garden
3. Proximity to town
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
1. Friendly, welcoming people
2. Community gardens
3. Sidewalks and green spaces
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
walkability to haywood
community center
community gardens
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
The trees, community gardens and easy walking distances to public transportation, grocery stores and local shopping.
ReplyAgree2 days ago
Community gardens, green space, community center.
ReplyAgree3 days ago
Sandra SmithDisplacing people
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Stephen Waters
The rich AFRICAN AMERICAN history. Most things I appreciate about this neighborhood have to do with my grandparents' legacy; 4 generations of my family to date.
ReplyAgreeone month ago
NCDOT Poll:
What is Burton Street’s top concern?
Troy Lee
It is now being used as a cut through so there are many vehicles driving too fast along our roads, even Mardell Circle. Also, the drainage/run-off, especially from Mardell, floods the properties along lower Burton.
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Stephen Waters
Traffic flow and unwanted construction. Construction that does not include designated parking which results in street parking that barely leaves room to safely drive.
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Being a cut through between Haywood and Patton. Speeding and dangers to Children
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
1) Burton street has a lot of problems with poor drainage and flooding to homes and properties along the lower end. There needs to to be a common drain system put in that redirects all the water runoff from Buffalo and Fayetteville Streets BEFORE it reaches the properties on the dead end?
2) Smith Creek is prone to flooding but is ignored since few homes are near it. But the new car wash now has a drainage pipe that empties into Smith Creek, which could have a impact on other local businesses and properties. Could a small flood plain study be done on the creek as is nears Florida Ave?
3) There is also a lot of pass-through traffic from Haywood Rd to Burton (especially during 5PM rush). Could a traffic light be installed at the top of Burton that would only operate during high volume times on Haywood Rd?
4) And now that Starbucks is operational, the lower end of Florida Ave is often blocked with outbound/inbound customers from Starbucks
trying to enter Patton. Starbuck's driveway is just too narrow for proper passage. Could it be opened up so cars could enter and exit this location more quickly?
ReplyAgree2 days ago
Suspected drug/criminal activity at a house on Burton Street, near community playground.
ReplyAgree3 days ago
Marni Silverberg1. Our roads are in terrible shape and are in need of re-paving.
2. More houses = more traffic
3. Need of sidewalks
ReplyAgree4 days ago
Loss of community continuity with a large influx of new residents and high home values.
ReplyAgree28 days ago
Sandra SmithFeature of neighborhood
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Sandra SmithFeature of nieghborhood
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Jackie McGaheeSound barrier - pollution
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Thomas W. Davidson
New houses being built, which will cause increase in taxes.
ReplyAgreeone month ago
LaTonya Caldwell1. Drug foot traffic.
2. Speeding on Burton St
3. We would like more sidewalks.
4. We would like to have single family homes & not apartments.
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Ernestine RawlsNeed sidewalks & trees trimmed
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Ann Barton PetersonSafe neighborhood
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Vivian ConleyLoss of community
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Zanie DavidsonThat new members are aware of legacy and history of neighborhood
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Sam EvansIsolation by big roads
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Laura Baskerville1. Safety
2. Isolation by busy roads (Patton, I-240, Haywood)
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Criminal activity
ReplyAgreeone month ago
being new to the community, I know that it has come a long way. Rumors are lingering drug issues.
ReplyAgreeone month ago
NCDOT Poll:
Identify up to three issues or challenges facing your neighborhood that you feel need further study or attention?
Troy Lee1. Vehicles driving too fast
2. Too much street parking causing impaired driving
3. Need for further police patrolling
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
1) Better signage from city detailing no parking zones
2) More police patrols
3) Poor drainage/Flooding
ReplyAgree2 days ago
Marni SilverbergMore traffic at Patton/ Florida Ave - traffic light needs adjustments to allow for this increase.
ReplyAgree4 days ago
The intersection of Burton and Haywood needs to maintain full access, the proposed right in/right out only will negatively effect accessibility for the whole neighborhood. Emergency vehicle access a very high concern in that regard.
ReplyAgree28 days ago
Sandra Smith1. Future road construction
2. Sidewalks
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Jackie McGaheeWider street
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Stephen Waters
It's rich African American history & making sure that aspect remains intact and that the families of the people that originally made up the neighborhood are enable to remain.
ReplyAgreeone month ago
LaTonya Caldwell1. Drug activity
2. Possible pedifiles in community w/out being reported
3. Eyesore of house across from the Burton St Community Center
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Ernestine RawlsCongestion from Patton to Florida Ave and maybe a stop light at the intersection of Burton, Florida, and Dorchester Ave.
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Vivian Conley1. The I-26 project
2. New building (apartments)/house that don't fit in our community
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Zanie Davidson1. HIGHWAY
2. New members
3. Senior citizens
4. Construction
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Sam Evans1. Walkability/sidewalks
2. Connection to surrounding areas/cut off by interstate, Patton
3. Greenspace; landscaping/invest in landscape architecture
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Laura Baskerville1. Car break-ins, general safety walking at night
2. Pedestrian-friendly improvements - sidewalks
3. Isolated/cut-off from the rest of west Asheville by big, busy roads
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Apartment building project on Burton, noise from the I 26
ReplyAgreeone month ago
1. Criminal activity and lack of police presence
2. Narrow streets with high prevalence of on-street parking
3. Lack of dog parks
ReplyAgreeone month ago
larger stop sign at 125 burton st and more speed limit signage.
parking issue
ReplyAgreeone month ago
NCDOT Poll:
Is there a need for investments in parks, open spaces, and community resources?
No investment needed
Yes, as a low priority
Yes, as a high priority
Not sure
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NCDOT Poll:
If yes, where? Please place a marker on the general location.
NCDOT Poll:
Is there a need for investments in sidewalks, trails, and greenway access to improve connectivity throughout the neighborhood?
No investment needed
Yes, as a low priority
Yes, as a high priority
Not sure
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NCDOT Poll:
If yes, where? Please place a marker on the general location.
NCDOT Poll:
Is there a need for improved access to public transit in the Burton Street neighborhood?
No investment needed
Yes, as a low priority
Yes, as a high priority
Not sure
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NCDOT Poll:
If yes, where? Please place a marker on the general location.
NCDOT Poll:
What are the top three most important outcomes for the Burton Street neighborhood?
1) Adding more affordable homes
2) Preserving home ownership for residents
3) Keeping the neighborhood safe for residents
ReplyAgree2 days ago
Marni Silverberg1. Increased housing = more safety needed.
2. Preservation of property belonging to residents.
ReplyAgree4 days ago
Terry SimmonsWould like to know how my following properties will be impacted? Will these be acquired in any phase of the widening-project?
11 Kentucky Drive, 21 Kentucky Drive, 37 Hanover Street, 87 Hanover Street, 45 Argyle Lane.
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Sandra SmithTo remain a historic community
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Jackie McGaheeMinimal houses taken
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Troy Lee
Improve road drainage starting at Mardell Circle - flows down properties (from the church) there and flows down the mountainside through properties to flood the lower streets. Speed bumps there and on Mardell and police to maintain/enforce it.
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Thomas W. Davidson1. The agricultural fair
2. Senior citizens program
3. Burton Street Community Association
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Stephen Waters1. Keeping natives in the community
2. Speed limit
3. Parking enforcement
4. And less unwanted construction
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Kofi Caldwell1. Sidewalks on Burton
2. Bridge over Patton
3. Greenways
ReplyAgreeone month ago
LaTonya Caldwell1. Safety
2. Sidewalks
3. No apartments
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Ann Barton PetersonSafe neighborhood
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Vivian Conley1. Green spaces
2. Street sidewalks
3. Lighting
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Zanie Davidson1. Improvements to community center
2. Repair street & sidewalks
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Edgar Waters JrI am Edgar Waters Jr., not a resident of this community, this is where I met my wife (illegible) yrs ago. Her parents have pass away, they were caring people about this community.
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Sam Evans1. Greenspaces to support community functions
2. Landscape architecture w/ sidewalks
3. Connections to surrounding areas that are safe for walking/bikers/kids
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Laura Baskerville1. Community togetherness - picnics, fun festivals/events
2. Safety - well lit streets, speed bumps, sidewalks, community watch
3. Online liaisons via Facebook, email, our own website
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Safety, access into and out of the neighborhood during and after construction, noise abatement from highway
ReplyAgreeone month ago
highly unlikely, but a small dog park would be great.
ReplyAgreeone month ago
parking, safety, accessibility
ReplyAgreeone month ago
NCDOT Poll:
Any additional comments?
Marni SilverbergI have heard that an apartment complex is planned for Burton Street. The additional cars/ traffic is a huge concern.
Reply1 Agree4 days ago
Troy Lee
Major entrance (by Starbucks) via Patton and Florida is now a cut-through. The lights need revamped. There needs to be a left turn only light from Subway side. The road on Florida needs a right turn only lane.
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Vivian ConleyWe want to preserve the history and historical sites in the community.
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
Laura BaskervillePedestrian bridge/biking too connecting near Texas Street, crossing 240 into Westwood neighborhood to improve connectivity & safety
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
While I understand why home builders have chosen Burton St for their developments, adding high-end homes or multi-unit rentals would change the neighborhood in ways that would eventually have a negative impact on the very values the home builders are looking for and decrease the profitability of their projects.
ReplyAgree2 days ago
Highway noise abatement should be included in the plan!
ReplyAgreeone month ago

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION

Simone Robinson

Project Manager

Public Participation Partners

PO Box 32160

Raleigh, NC 27622-2160

Phone: (919) 704-5357

Email: [email protected]