Woodfin development opponents ask higher court to review their appeal

Opponents of the proposed Robinhood development in Woodfin requested to elevate their challenge to the Buncombe County Superior Court in a May 26 legal filing.

Opponents of the proposed Robinhood development in Woodfin requested to elevate their challenge to the Buncombe County Superior Court in a May 26 legal filing.

Citizens for Responsible Land Use, an organization formed in 2016 to prevent high density developments on steep slopes, mitigate the negative impacts of those developments, and educate the public on the detriments of such developments, filed the petition with members and Asheville residents, Alex and Jessica Bernstein. They live on Beaverbrook Road near the proposed development.

Robinhood first submitted its application to Woodfin May 17, 2021. The next day, Woodfin voted to update its zoning code to include restrictions to regulate density, height and even implement landscaping standards. This is where the trouble begins. Since that time, Woodfin’s zoning laws have changed many times. CRLU is arguing that amid all these changes, the Robinhood development should adhere to the most current zoning laws.

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