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  • March 2014: Site Update (Month Overview)

    Soil Stabilization + Improvement and Floodplain Mitigation Anticipated community impact: 3.5 of 5 (noise and trucks) Due to some weather-related impacts, we continue to work on soil stabilization and floodplain mitigation on site and will do so into early May.  The work on site will increase in intensity in March and April.  We will be working many Saturdays and will delay starting work until at least 8:00 a.m. on Saturdays.  Aggregate Piers: 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. There ...

     

  • Distribution Center Location Secured

    Folks, we have secured a site for our East coast distribution center at the Enka Center off Highway 19/23 in Enka-Candler, NC. It's about 8  miles from the brewery and liquid center site. At full build out, the distribution center operations will support about 30 of the total 140 expected jobs. Hiring will begin by early 2015.     “New Belgium beer will be brewed in Asheville and distributed up and down the East coast from our distribution center in Buncombe County,” says Jay Richardson, General Manager of New Belgium’s Asheville operations.  “We’re proud to bring these jobs to Western North ...

     

  • February 2014: Site Update (month overview)

    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 ...

     

  • January 2014 Site Update (Month Overview)

    Please also read our December 2013: Construction Process Update for more details about the upcoming neighbor construction update meeting and local construction subcontractor meet and greet in January 2014. WEEK of 12/30/2013 – 1/3/2014 Concrete Grinding + Site Clearing Anticipated community impact: 3 of 5 (noise and trucks) Concrete Grinding: Concrete on site is being excavated and ground to reuse as soil stabilization and in other applications; some of the unusable concrete pieces will be hauled off site. Site Clearing; To clear the site, usable trees will be salvaged and hauled off site to be mulched.   WEEKS OF 1/6/2014, 1/13/2014 ...

     

  • December 2013: Construction Process Updates

    Here are a few important updates to keep you informed: TRUCK ROUTING: Fill Dirt Coming to the Site via Riverside Drive – mid-January Starting in early 2014, our earthwork subcontractor will begin moving dirt to the site to raise the site out of the flood plain, up to 8 feet in some places. Heavy dump truck traffic is part of this process. Accommodating our request to alleviate trucks along Haywood Road, the vast majority of the earthmoving dump trucks will be using Riverside Drive.  Please be aware that some trucks may have to navigate along Haywood or Amboy Roads ...

     

  • Site Update: Month Overview (11/20/13- end of year)

    Construction of our Asheville Brewery is beginning.  We will provide month overviews and bi-weekly updates here. Building is a dynamic process. Changes will happen and we'll do our best to keep you posted of things that will impact the community. Please subscribe to this blog to have these updates sent directly to your email inbox. See a timeline and more info on staying informed. The building process will be a challenging time and we thank you for your patience and cooperation. There will be noise, trucks and dirt.  We especially thank the neighbors immediately adjacent to our site. ...

     

  • Brewery Construction Begins - November 2013

      Asheville Office (left) + Brew house (right) Renderings by Perkins + Will ** SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG FOR SITE UPDATES sent to your email ** We're excited to resume site work this November on our Asheville brewery along the French Broad River in preparation for ground-breaking and building to begin next spring. Phase I Deconstruction: COMPLETED -- Spring 2013 Phase II Site Preparation: mid-November – Spring 2014 Contractors will focus on flood plain mitigation, erosion control and concrete removal through the end of the year. Starting in January and running through spring, operations will shift to soil mitigation, where ...

     

  • Hey Jay: Asheville-brewed Beer by end of 2015

      Renderings by Perkins + Will It's been a nice few days being out and about in Asheville with my wife (who loves it here).  Meeting and picnicking with community leaders and business owners in West Asheville, as well as City partners has been great too.  Just wanted to provide an update to our timeline adjustment:   We will break ground on our Craven Street site in West Asheville by early 2014. Since May, we have been convening with co-workers, building and design partners, and city partners to adjust our site building timeline.   We adjusted our timeline in late ...

     

  • Hey Jay: We love our site

            French Broad River Junk Yard, 1976 (Photo: Charles McLarty, Southern Highlands Research Center and D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville and            Our future brewery site, June 2013 We are excited to call Asheville home, and we are particularly excited about building our brewery in West Asheville starting in 2014.  Although a little rough and tumble now, this site will soon be home to us! Our brewery site on Craven Street along the French Broad River in West Asheville is a brownfield site (photo 2 above).  ...

     

  • Site Update: May 29 - Summer 2013

       Future New Belgium Brewing - Asheville Site taken on May 28, 2013 Jay Richardson, New Belgium Asheville GM, takes a look at milled wood to be reused for flooring/siding. Deconstruction is nearly complete on our West Asheville/River District site. Our reusable materials have been moved to a storage area until we're ready to re-purpose them.  The site is 2-3 weeks away from being completely deconstructed.   With deconstruction complete, we are adjusting our construction timeline by about 8 months, meaning that now that deconstruction is nearly complete, we will continue with site development and building construction in 2014.  With recent additions ...

     

  • May 13-25: 2013 AVL Site Update

    DH Griffin deconstructing + saving materials for reuse, photo by: Zen Sutherland The construction process is complex and there will be dirt, trucks and noise. We will do our best to anticipate challenges and provide information on this page for the New Belgium site construction process.  Thank you, in advance, for your patience.   Working Hours: Normal working hours will be Monday-Friday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Some work on Saturdays will be required and that will also be scheduled 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM.   SITE UPDATES: May 13-18, 2013 Anticipated Neighborhood Traffic Impact:  Week of May 13-18: None + No work ...

     

  • April 29 - May 11, 2013 AVL Site Update

      The construction process is complex and there will be dirt, trucks and noise. We will do our best to anticipate challenges and provide information on this page for the New Belgium site construction process.  Thank you, in advance, for your patience. Working Hours: Normal working hours will be Monday-Friday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Some work on Saturdays will be required and that will also be scheduled 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM. SITE UPDATES: April 29-May 11, 2013 Anticipated Neighborhood Traffic Impact:  Week of April 29-May 3: None + No work is scheduled for Saturday, May ...

     

  • April 15-28, 2013 AVL Site Update

    The construction process is complex and there will be dirt, trucks and noise. We will do our best to anticipate challenges and provide information on this page for the New Belgium site construction process.  Thank you, in advance, for your patience. Update as of 4/24/13: This SATURDAY, 4/27/13 there has been a shift in the construction schedule.  Deconstruction will be happening on site for half the day on Saturday, April 27 from about 7 a.m.-noon.  This will not affect anything beyond the site activity, but just wanted to make you aware of this change.  We will try to ...

     

  • April 2013 AVL Site Update

    As deconstruction begins, we will provide regular site work updates here on the Site Stories page.   The construction process is complex and there will be dirt, trucks and noise. We will do our best to anticipate challenges and provide information on this page for the New Belgium site construction process.  Thank you, in advance, for your patience. Normal working hours will be Monday-Friday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Some work on Saturdays will be required and that will also be scheduled 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM. SITE UPDATES: April 1-12, 2013 Anticipated Neighborhood Traffic Impact:  Week of April ...

     

  • Contact Information

    Your question may be answered in our FAQs.    NewBelgiumAsheville Facebook General or Non-Emergency Site Question Email When you send an email to AshevilleBrewery@NewBelgium.com our talented co-worker Nora reviews them weekly and distributes them appropriately, so your question or comment gets into the right hands. Non-Emergency Site Concern Kent Calvert, Adolfson + Peterson Construction:  828-281-7012 Site Emergency Call 911 Non-Emergency Off-Site Concern (including all Craven Street work) Marsha Stickford, Neighborhood Liaison: 828-259-5506   McCray Coates, Craven Street Project Manager: 828-450-7921 from the City of Asheville City of Asheville Citizen Alert System Call 2-1-1 and ask to receive the City’s Delta Alerts ...