Written by Lauren Ohnesorge
Thursday, 12 July 2007 21:00
While funding for Appalachian State University’s new college
of education building is not official- the debate for the structure’s location
ASU’s preferred location is along Howard Street near the First
Presbyterian Church- both because it’s accessible and not in a neighborhood.
There’s one snag, however- and that’s the Town of Boone. According to Mayor
Loretta Clawson, one of the main issues is zoning - the proposed location is R3.
That’s not all. Problems with storm water, the
building’s sides and parking all add up to the town’s reluctance to allow the
structure, Clawson said. According to Clawson, ASU is considering other sites-
and she hopes the debate will end there.