Asheville Citizen-Times: Proposed 150-room hotel, mixed-use plan heads to city planning board as council date looms (6 August 2019)

A 138-room boutique hotel with 37 residential units called Create 72 Broadway has been proposed by developer BPR Properties in Asheville. It is expected to be at least a $40 million development.

Members of the city’s Downtown Commission offered mixed feedback on the project at its July 12 meeting, but ultimately voted 6-3 in approval of it. City Councilman Brian Haynes and board members Andrew Fletcher and Ruth Summers dissented. Several members said they desire projects with more residential units and fewer hotel rooms and others argued the project “seemed too large in scale,” meeting minutes show.