The BCTDA voted unanimously to support the Town of Woodfin and Buncombe County government with a $2.25 million TPDF award at its June board meeting. The Woodfin Greenway & Blueway project is a $13.9 million recreation infrastructure project that will add five miles of new greenway trails, the new Silverline Park on the French Broad River, and the in-stream Whitewater Wave feature along with other park updates and improvements.

“We’re very excited about the potential of this new outdoor experience to draw visitors to the northern part of the County,” said TPDF Chair Robert Foster, director of hotel operations for Biltmore Farms Hotels. “We appreciate the collaborative effort and vision of local government to generate projects that add to the fabric of the community while also adhering to the goals of the Tourism Product Development Fund.”

The project will break ground early next year, with expected completion in 2021.