Friday, December 10, 2010

Reid Center on City Council Agenda

Asheville City Council will consider a proposal by the Asheville Housing Authority on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 concerning the W.C. Reid Center.  The AHA is asking to be allowed to apply for a US HUD grant that could bring up to $5 million dollars to help renovate the Reid Center and give it a new life as a Community Job Training Facility, once the Parks & Rec Department moves its programing to the new Recreation Center on Livingston Street.  From what i have heard at several meetings in the past few weeks, the surrounding community really would like the Reid Center to stay functional.  It was one of two African American elementary schools in Asheville, before our school system was desegregated, so it is historically significant to the African American community.  Please consider attending the City Council Meeting this coming Tuesday, if you have an opinion you would like to voice.

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