91fda8bc-e148-43d3-b395-50b13efff2d0-Ferry_Road_subdivision(Asheville Citizen-Times) One of the city’s biggest new housing projects could be built on long-fought-over land eyed previously for treating sewage and later for making beer.

A California development company is proposing to use 137 acres off Ferry Road in South Asheville for a 416-unit subdivision. The Riverwoods development bordering the French Broad River would include 188 single-family “garden homes,” 188 duplexes, four live/work units and 36 condominiums.

Los Angeles-based developer Ron Hirji will first have to get City Council zoning approval. That official request is expected to come Tuesday as part of a regular council meeting. It follows a 7-0 Dec. 5 vote by the Planning and Zoning Commission to recommend the council approve the project.

Read the full report by Joel Burgess HERE>