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Asheville Ice and Storage - Riverside Drive

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Anyone know of the future of the old Asheville Ice and Storage building on Riverside Drive? I've only heard hearsay. The barrels were supposed to be tested for hazmat, but after that, nothing...

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it's amazing inside, though these inside photos were taken as a tresspasser.

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It also makes a great practice-place for graffiti artists! They're calling it the New American Artist Collective

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That's an unusual and very gritty building. Looks kind of like it was built as a 1-story building, then expanded to 3 stories, and then a 4th story added on top afterwards.

I haven't heard anything at all about plans for this building. Is this the one that's south of Craven and north of the Haywood Street bridge? I wouldn't be too surprised if it was planned for eventual demolition: it's probably in the flood plain. It looks like it would be tough to come up with an adaptive reuse for a building like that, but I hope someone does, because the building is just so thoroughly different. Maybe some more artists' studios. Provided, of course, that the structure is sound.

There's another set of interesting, old (though far from abandoned) industrial buildings further up Riverside Drive, just past Craggy.

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This project is in the NC Brownfields redevelopment program. Those barrels are from environmental borings (the soil cuttings are leftover soil samples pulled from the subsurface and the decon water is water used for decontaminating the equipment). Land O Sky Development is behind the redevelopment project. So it looks like something interesting is going on there with the property.

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