The Beaverdam Preservation Society was created to address what we believe is the irresponsible development by Amarx Construction that threatens the neighboring Beaverdam communities and the fragile infrastructure of the Beaverdam Valley. Beaverdam is a rural, City of Asheville community that is comprised mainly of single family residential developments. Due to the nature of the valley which has considerable steep slope, erosion, stormwater issues and is only accessible by a narrow 2 lane winding road, Beaverdam is facing some major development issues that threaten the welfare of the community, environment and our considerable wildlife.
Beaverdam Preservation Society is now a member of CAN and represents the Pinecroft/Faircrest neighborhoods off Beaverdam Road in the Beaverdam Valley and includes on the East, Pinecroft Road, on the West, Woodbury Road, on the South, Beaverdam Road and on the North, Black Oak Drive. The streets this neighborhood includes are Pinecroft Road, Pinecroft Place, Black Oak Drive (including South and East Black Oak Drives), Cole Ridge, Valley Road, Faircrest Road, Brookcliff Drive, Fernbrook Place, Woodbury Road, Brookgreen Place, Stradwood Place, and Kent Place.
In December of 2020, Amarx Construction purchased an approximately six-acre lot in the Pinecroft neighborhood of the Beaverdam Valley. They intend to build a thirty-three unit complex consisting of ten triplex townhouses and three single family houses which does not fit the character of the neighborhood and surrounding area. This development is contradictory to Ordinance 09-08-03 Amendments to Buncombe County Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update which states that overdevelopment in Beaverdam Valley would:
In response, the goals of the Beaverdam Preservation Society include: