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Bond Project Information

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City staff looks forward to 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


The $74 million of bond funding is categorized by three programs of work: Parks, Housing, and Transportation. The projects within these programs supplement projects that are already in the City's Annual Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP). 

Coming soon: Please check back in later this year for live versions of the project dashboards and a new interactive project map.


The $17 million for parks projects supports the completion of major improvements to five parks and recreation facilities; acquiring land for parks; and improving outdoor courts, playgrounds and ball field lighting throughout the city.

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Parks Project Pages

Jake Rusher Park
Wesley Grant Center Phase II
Montford Park Complex


The $25 million for housing affordability provides additional support for the Housing Trust Fund and other programs that assist in creating diverse and affordable housing choices. It also enables the City to re-purpose city-owned land for development that supports housing affordability.

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The $32 million for transportation projects supports the completion of road resurfacing and sidewalk improvements; new sidewalk and greenway projects; and pedestrian safety projects such as bus shelters, accessible crossings, signals, and traffic calming.

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Transportation Project Lists

Road Resurfacing and Sidewalk Improvements List


Property Tax History and Context

Benchmark Study Results

Bond Referendum Overview

Bond Video


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.

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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.

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Contact Information

Office: (828) 232 - 4566
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday