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Bond Project Information

Background

City staff looks forward to our role in delivering quality projects to the Asheville community. Over the next few months staff will focus on developing project plans, schedules and communication tools. Project progress will be communicated through different tools and community meetings over the course of the next 7 years including quarterly updates to City Council.

Presentation to Council on February 7, 2017

Presentation to Council on December 13, 2016

November 9, 2016 City Source Article


Understanding Bonds & the Referendum Process

2016 Bond Referendum Process Timeline


Projects

Parks

The proposed $17 million in parks and recreation bonds would support major improvements to 5 major parks or recreation facilities, acquiring land for parks, and improving outdoor courts, playgrounds and lighting at ball fields throughout the city.

The proposed bond program will supplement the programs and projects that are already in the City's annual operating budget and capital improvement program

Project Area Estimate Cost
Ball Fields Lighting Citywide $1,200,000
Jake Rusher Park (link to project page) South $  825,000
Land Acquisition for Parks North & South $2,000,000
Memorial/Mountainside Stadium Central $4,075,000
Montford Park Complex Improvements North $1,700,000
 Outdoor Courts and Playgrounds Citywide $2,030,000
Richmond Hill Restrooms West $  520,000
Wesley Grant Center Phase II Central $4,650,000
 TOTAL   $17 million

 

Housing

The proposed $25 million in housing affordability bonds would provide additional support for the Housing Trust Fund, a program that assists in creating diverse and affordable housing choices. It would also enable the City to re-purpose city-owned land for development that supports housing affordability with the South Charlotte Street Corridor as a primary project.

The proposed bond program will supplement the programs and projects that are already in the City's annual operating budget and capital improvement program.

Project Area Investment
Funding to re-purpose city-owned land for affordable housing
Primary Project: South Charlotte Street Corridor
Citywide $15,000,000
Housing Trust Fund Citywide $10,000,000
TOTAL   $25 million

 

Transportation 

The proposed $32 million in bonds for transportation safety would support road resurfacing, sidewalk improvements, new sidewalk projects, greenways and transportation safety projects such as bus shelters, accessible crossings and traffic calming. Projects have been prioritized by using an assessment management tool with consideration to equity and fairness across the city.

The proposed bond program will supplement the programs and projects that are already in the City's annual operating budget and capital improvement program

Road Resurfacing Area Estimated Cost
 All Souls Crescent 28803 $110,000
Beverly Road 28805  $360,000
Birch Lane 28704 $170,000
Brooklyn Road 28803 $650,000
Caledonia Road 28803 $450,000
Caribou Road 28803  $1,700,000
Cherry Street 28704 $150,000
Chiles Avenue   28803 $340,000
Cisco Road 28805  $490,000
Fulton Street 28801  $40,000
Haywood Street 28801  $400,000
Kenilworth Road  28803 $1,900,000
Lakeshore Drive 28804  $1,300,000
Martin Luther King Jr. Drive  28801 $1,700,000
Oakland Road  28801 $260,000
Old Haywood Road 28806  $900,000
Royal Pines Drive 28704  $330,000
State Street 28806  $1,600,000
Sulphur Springs Road  28806 $840,000
Sycamore Drive  28704  $260,000
Vermont Avenue  28806  $150,000
Contingency    $1,545,000
     

 

Sidewalk Improvements Area Estimated Cost
All Souls Crescent 28803 $702,000
Beverly Road 28805 $65,000
Brooklyn Road 28803 $98,000
Caledonia Road 28803 $41,000
Fulton Street 28801 $212,000
Haywood Street 28801 $415,000
Kenilworth Road 28803 $260,000
Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 28801 $325,000
Oakland Road 28801 $26,000
State Street 28806 $260,000
Sulphur Springs Road 28806 $260,000
 Sycamore Drive 28704 $13,000
Vermont Avenue 28806 $598,000
Contingency   $260,000

 

New Sidewalk Projects Area Estimated Cost
Airport Road 28704 $510,000
Brooklyn Road 28803 $192,000
Gerber Road 28803 $357,000
Hill Street 28801 $468,000
Johnston Boulevard 28806 $1,372,000
Mills Gap Road 28803 $128,000
New Haw Creek Road 28805 $1,120,000
Onteora Boulevard 28803 $588,000
Overlook Road 28803 $213,000
Patton Avenue (gaps) 28806 $616,000
Swannanoa River Road 28805 $756,000

 

Greenways & Connectors Estimated Cost
Swannanoa Greenway $3,600,000
Extensions & Connectors - Citywide $1,000,000

 

Pedestrian Safety Area Estimated Cost
Bus Shelters Citywide $500,000
Pedestrian Safety Citywide $1,400,000

Resources

Property Tax History and Context

Benchmark Study Results

Bond Referendum Overview

Bond Video

Presentation

Focus Area Flyers

Affordable Housing Score Card

Citizen Survey Results

Parks & Recreation Master Plan

Asheville in Motion (AIM) mobility plan

Transit Master Plan

2013 Greenway Master Plan Updates with Map

2015 Housing Needs Assessment and Market Study

Ballot Language

 

 

 

Interactive Project Maps

Use this version if you like pictures and a story. You can view proposed bond investments along with projects in the current capital improvement program.


Use this version if you want to turn map layers on and off. You can view proposed bond investments separately or in addition to projects in the current capital improvement program.

 

Contact Information

Email: mvansickle@ashevillenc.gov
Office: (828) 259-5617
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

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