By BIG BUILDER Magazine Staff

Asheville, N.C., is shifting from baby food to more sophisticated fare. Developers there are at work on plans for a 305,000-square-foot mixed use village on 24 vacant acres where a Gerber baby food factory once stood.

The Village at Gerber features 465 multifamily units--the for-sale/rental mix is still to be determined--and 300,000 square feet of retail and office space to be developed over five years at a cost of more than $10 million. Asheville-based Gulfside Development touts the project as new urbanism. Buildings will be from two to four stories with retail and commercial space on the ground floor and residential space above.

BIG BUILDER Magazine, February 2002