“The Moment I Stepped into Asheville, I Felt a Connection. I Can’t Really Explain It”: Julian Price and the Revival of Downtown Asheville

UNCA Author/Contributor (non-UNCA co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Joshua Stephen Dacey (Creator)
University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA )
Web Site: http://library.unca.edu/
Alvis Dunn

Abstract: During the 1970s, downtown Asheville faced severe urban deterioration and the decline of its metropolitan center. Many local businesses had relocated to the newly built Asheville Mall, leaving the downtown a veritable ghost town. Despite the energies of the Asheville City Council and numerous federal aid projects, it was realized that in order to fully facilitate widespread metropolitan rejuvenation, a coordination between the public and private sectors was needed. Occupying an intermediary position between the public and private energies involved in the revitalization of downtown Asheville in the 1990s was Julian Price. Julian Price, a Greensboro native, moved to Asheville in 1991. Over the next decade, he invested nearly $15 million into revitalizing downtown Asheville through the Public Interest Projects, Inc, a for-profit company he cofounded.

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Language: English
Date: 2016
Asheville NC, urban revitalization, Julian Price, Public Interest Projects Inc.

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