80 micro-models proposed for downtown Asheville

Plans on file with the city show 80 new microhousing units in a five-story building planned for Hilliard Avenue downtown.

Developers are proposing a new sort of condominium complex in downtown Asheville, one aimed at young professionals and folks in the service business hoping to stay downtown at a acceptable value: micro-housing. 

Options on file with the city of Asheville clearly show 80 condominium units in a new 5-story making set for .18 acres of a .42 acre ton on Hilliard Avenue in between Grove Street and Asheland Avenue, upcoming to the Scorching Place usefulness store. 

Each individual condominium will be about 200 sq. feet, including toilet, with communal lounges and kitchens on every single flooring, said developer David Moritz, of Asheville-based Mori Blue Holdings.

For comparison, a double dorm space in Ponder Hall at UNCA is about 182 sq. feet, not including shared loos and prevalent room. 

Moritz reported the micro-apartments idea is a way to address a absence of fairly-priced housing for men and women who have lately moved to the area or people functioning in the provider business who want to dwell downtown.