Over the past 18 months, our team here at The Broadway of Asheville have been working with Headwaters Engineering to restore a portion of Reed Creek. Local residents may have noticed the stream banks declining condition over the years. It has been our intention to restore this portion of the stream and, in turn, enhance the living conditions for native flora and fauna.
Kevin Kerr, Developer at The Broadway Asheville explains, “Our creek restoration project entails riverway improvements including rock formations and re-vegetation, clearing debris, and improving the flow of the river. As The Broadway construction progresses, residents in Montford will discover a noticeably cleaner and clearer section of Reed Creek to enjoy and admire.” —Kevin Kerr, Developer | The Broadway
Jay Lurie, Developer at The Broadway Asheville adds, “The Reed Creek Stream Restoration project is a winwin for residents and the environment. Efforts like the Reed Creek Stream Restoration project add to Asheville’s natural beauty and contribute to the health of our environment.” —Jay Lurie, Developer | The Broadway
Working together with Headwaters Engineering, we are restoring and protecting this incredibly valuable community asset. The restored creek can be enjoyed and admired for generations to come.
“The restoration project will focus on a tributary to Reed Creek from its headwaters downstream of Starnes Avenue to the bridge at Elizabeth Street. Neglected for decades and used as a dumping ground for waste concrete and other debris, the restored stream will include a series of stone structures that will stabilize the stream bed and create riffle-pool sequences similar to what existed before the neighborhood was developed in the early 1900’s. The project will also establish riparian buffers using native plant species such as dogwood, willow, elderberry and ninebark.” —Andrew Bick, PE | Principal Engineer, Headwaters Engineering, PC
The result is an environmentally cleaned-up and re-landscaped section of Reed Creek between Elizabeth Street and Starnes Avenue, allowing for long-term sustainability and transforming an underutilized site into a vibrant and engaging center of residential connectivity along Broadway’s gateway corridor.
2020 is an exciting year for the Broadway Street corridor. The Broadway Asheville, a modern, 20-home community showcasing today’s urban brownstone living, is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2021!