**PARKING: Parking will be challenging as the Glen Rock Depot lot is not complete. Please look for parking signs, and come early. Please car pool, bike or walk to event, if possible. One lot will be available between the old Glen Rock Hotel and Green’s Market. Otherwise, please park on the surrounding streets (Bartlett, Ralph and Depot) or park in the lot across from Pink Dog Creative (the big, brightly colored building) on Depot Street.**
If you’ve driven down Depot Street (past Clingman Café and the Soapy Dog ), you’ve likely noticed one of the newest neighbors in the River Arts District–the Glen Rock Depot, a 90,000 SF green building that includes 60 workforce apartments and two awesome businesses…with room for more! This may be your only opportunity for tours of the lovely workforce apartments, interior courtyard with grey water catchment cistern and permeable pavers, and other green features, like FLS Energy’s designed and installed 60 hot water solar panel system.
Anchor tenant, The Magnetic Field, performance and coffee house and bar, resides in the southern most end of 372 Depot. The Magnetic Field is owned by local producer Chall Gray. It will be the only venue in the southeast that will focus on original theatre works.
West One Salon is moving from downtown Asheville to the Glen Rock Depot in November 2010. West One Salon focuses on easy to maintain, effortless styles. After years of parking challenges, West One Salon owners decided it was time to find a location that would make visiting the salon easier for their clients. When the owners read about Glen Rock Depot, a green building with plenty of parking in the vibrant River Arts District, they knew immediately it would be the perfect place for the salon.
372 Depot’s 60 workforce apartments were fully leased within 60 days, demonstrating the strong demand for workforce housing in Buncombe County. The building also includes 3,000 SF of community space, 9,000 SF of commercial space, and 60 solar panels built and installed by FLS Energy www.FLSEnergy.com, providing solar thermal hot water to every residential unit.
Come on by and check it out with one of the tours during the Grand Opening on Thursday, December 2 from 3:30 – 7 p.m.
Grand Opening Schedule
4:00 p.m. sharp Public Remarks and Ribbon Cutting (outdoors)
Including remarks from Mayor Bellamy and County Commissioner Bill Stanley, Representative Patsy Keever and YWCA Executive Director and County Commissioner Holly Jones
5:00-7:00 p.m. Tours of 372 Depot and Refreshments at The Magnetic Field
Location: 372 Depot Street, Asheville, NC 28801
See more images of the workforce apartments and development