Strategy LU2.3: Through economic development strategies, promote lands that have been identified as suitable for target industries.
Identified industrial lands should be set aside for future industrial and related development, particularly targeted industries, to ensure there is “product” available. Development other than industrial and related employment uses will be discouraged on these sites.
Additional Information / Case Studies
The Regional Brownfields Initiative is a long-term program to address the assessment, cleanup and redevelopment of the region’s Brownfields. The initiative promotes the use of existing industrial sites to support economic development in the region.
New Belgium's installation of its second brewery in the River Arts District of Asheville is an excellent example of brownfield redevelopment that will lead to a boost in the economy.