ASU, Boone, conservancy discuss Boone Creek daylighting proposal

Visions of daylighting Boone Creek along Rivers Street are progressing into plans, and Appalachian State University, town of Boone and New River Conservancy representatives say the project could alleviate frequent flooding in the area.

The three entities co-hosted a lunch and learn meeting at the ASU student union Oct. 7 to present an introductory concept and accept input on the project.

Daylighting of Boone Creek, which is for the most part constricted to a 52-inch culvert pipe from Depot Street to Durham Park, was a concept proposed in the university’s Master Plan 2025, adopted in 2017. The master plan also included a parking deck in the area of the current Peacock parking lot near Peacock Hall.

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A conceptual rendering imagines the view of a daylighted Boone Creek, green space in the current Peacock parking lot and a mixed-use parking deck adjoining Peacock Hall and Howard St.
Published: Oct 10, 2019 8:39am