Thanks for your interest! There are many ways to keep up with what’s going on:
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- Site preparation begins in November 2013-Spring 2014
- Building will begin in late Spring 2014
- The bulk of our public hiring begins in late Winter 2015
- Brewing beer in Asheville by the end of 2015
ONLINE INFORMATION CHANNELS
New Belgium Asheville Website (hint, you're here, bookmark it :)
The website includes:
Site Stories + Updates If you want site updates, this is where you'll find them.
Frequently Asked Questions These questions are pulled from meetings with community leaders, as well as when we see duplicate questions coming through AshevilleBrewery@NewBelgium.com. Some questions we don't have the answers to yet, but will provide updates as available.
New Belgium Asheville Facebook Are you on Facebook? We use this page to provide a heads up when new info is available on this website as well as recognize our partners.
Leaders’ Roundtable The Leaders' Roundtable is a coalition of mission-based neighborhood and business associations-adjacent to the site- with leaders who represent a collective community voice. We have been meeting regularly since July 2012 to work to work through challenges and share information, and the organizations provide information and gather feedback from their members. The Leaders' Roundtable minutes and partners are publicly published under the FAQ section of this website under "Stay Informed."
Media When we have updates, we share them with news media and respond when they request interviews, so you may also find information through local media channels.
OFF-LINE INFORMATION CHANNELS
Site Updates + Voice Mail: 828-333-6900 We record updates that include basic information, as we want the information to remain accurate over a period of time, and the dynamic nature of the project does have things changing. You can also leave us a voice mail.
Neighborhood Letter In January 2013 we mailed an update letter to businesses and residents within one mile of the site, about 4,000 addresses. Additional letters will be mailed as major construction milestones are approaching, such as groundbreaking.
Open House In addition to a July 2012 open house at the Civic Center, we hosted a West Asheville Open House at Isis Restaurant + Music Hall (thanks Isis!) with our community and building partners. While our intent was to share information with the community, it was a challenge because the turnout was so large, despite our tempered outreach efforts focused on the neighborhood. Since then, we have been attending neighborhood and business association meetings, as possible and invited, to share information in smaller groups.
Neighbor Construction Update - January 10, 2014 at Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center
Contact Postcards We have printed postcards with contact information. You can find them at businesses near the site and community meetings.
I'M A NEIGHBOR, HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH?
Thanks for your interest! The best way we've found to meet people is to attend community meetings. If you're a neighbor and interested in talking with us at your next meeting, please contact your neighborhood or business association leaders and request they get in touch to find a time to get together.
AshevilleBrewery@NewBelgium.com is reviewed weekly and sent to the appropriate contacts. You can also leave a voicemail: 828-333-6900 (leave your email and phone number in your message). For those questions that are asked repeatedly such as hiring timeline, we create an FAQ. Please review the FAQs before emailing to see if your question is already answered. Right now we are prioritizing construction and construction communications, and will provide information as it is available.
Get in touch with your association leaders if you have specific questions you'd like them to bring to the table, invited: River Arts District Artists, River Arts District Business Association, West Asheville Business Association, Green Opportunities, East West Asheville Neighborhood Association, Southside Community Advisory Board, WECAN, Hall Fletcher Neighborhood Association, Asheville Riverfront Redevelopment Coalition, Livingston Neighborhood, HACA Residents Council, Asheville on Bikes
Here are summaries from our past Leaders' Roundtable meetings:
2012: July 27, 2012 September 27, 2012 November 1, 2012 November 29, 2012
2013: January 3, 2013 April 8, 2013 May 28, 2013 August 8, 2013 October 22, 2013
2014: January 2014 March 2014 July 2014
If you’d like to form a neighborhood association or find out if there is one available in your area, please contact Marsha Stickford from the City of Asheville. firstname.lastname@example.org