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MHAworks scored a big win at the Asheville City Council meeting on August 24, resulting in the approval of the renovation and addition to the Four Points Hotel site. This project, called Four Points Mixed-Use, sits on the corner of Woodfin Street and Central Avenue and brings new opportunities for housing, retail, and dining in downtown Asheville.
The existing Four Points Hotel sits on a 3.84-acre lot and includes 150 hotel rooms with support spaces. The hotel and new addition will be developed over the next several years in multiple phases.
The hotel will undergo an extensive renovation to modernize the exterior and will add up to eight additional hotel rooms. The 393,000 square-foot addition will include 116 residential condominiums and apartments with a minimum of 10 affordable units, an 11,500 square-foot green roof, and 49 extended-stay hotel suites that will be managed by the hotel. The new development will also add approximately 8,000 square feet of commercial space, including 3,000 square feet for a small grocery store. Art will be installed along the blank walls at street level. These new mixed-use spaces will bring full-time activity to the site and will support the growth of pedestrian-oriented development along Woodfin Street and Central Avenue.
“This project is the largest development downtown Asheville has seen in many years,” Eric Howell, MHAworks’ Asheville co-director, said. “Four Points will establish Woodfin Street as a major pedestrian corridor while providing a buffer between downtown and I-240.”
Residences will be one-, two-, or three-bedroom units, ranging from 800–1,600 square feet with private entry and will include private balconies. Other features include a private owners’ clubhouse and terrace as well as a multi-level underground parking structure for residents and visitors.
Hulsing Enterprises, the developer behind this project and owner of the property, has worked closely with MHAworks to ensure sustainable design practices. This project will be pursuing Green Globes certification, a comprehensive, science-based building sustainability rating system.