by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
Frank Howington has been trying for what seems like forever to develop land for infill affordable/workforce housing in the Kenilworth neighborhood of Asheville. Unfortunately, the parcel is figuratively in somebody’s backyard, so neighbors won’t allow construction that would obsturb viewsheds and imperil children playing in the blind corners of hairpin turns. Since the previous greenwashes were of no avail, Howington is now proposing to donate 3.36 acres of his “land in the community” for a greenway. Will this prevention of type-2 diabetes and childhood obesity be sufficient to offset all the silt chucking, profit hoarding, and whatever else it is that developers do? Stay-tuned.