February 2014: Site Update (month overview)

Jan 28, 2014

FEBRUARY 2014: Soil Stabilization +  Improvement and Flood Plain Mitigation 

Anticipated community impact: 3.5 of 5 (noise and trucks)

This month, we will be stabilizing the soil on site in preparation for foundation by installing aggregate piers, and through March 2014, we’ll be working to raise the site above the floodplain – up to 8 feet in some areas.

Soil Stabilization: As foundation preparation, large cylindrical holes will be drilled into the ground on site and stone will fill the holes and be compacted to stabilize the soil. Aggregate piers are the result of this process. There will be trucks bringing stone to the site, in addition to drilling. You will see heavy earth moving equipment. This process may start as early as the week of Feb. 3.

Flood Plain Mitigation: Our local earthwork subcontractor, Tennoca Construction, will be bringing fill dirt onto the site to raise it above the floodplain—up to 8 feet in some places. 

Routing Fill Dirt on Riverside Drive: At our request, the vast majority of earth moving dump trucks will be using Riverside Drive, though some may have to navigate along Haywood or Amboy Roads at some point in the process.


The public comment period closes February 13, 2014.  You can read the agreement at Pack Library in downtown Asheville or West Asheville library.


Please be aware, this is an active and secured construction site.  Thank you for respecting the safety boundaries of the site. Please do not enter the site for any reason.


If you have questions or concerns, please send us an email AshevilleBrewery@NewBelgium.com or leave us a voice mail at 888-598-9552.  We will get back with you.  Also, you can find answers to FAQs here.


  • Weather conditions will impact work efficiency.
  • Despite seemingly lovely sunny winter days, frozen ground will also impact work schedule.
  • There will be some Saturday work days, though the majority of work will be done Monday through Friday during hours approved by City noise ordinances. We will make every effort to begin construction no earlier than 8 a.m. when working on Saturdays.


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