East of the Riverway initiative explores sustainable development alternatives

On March 25, the City of Asheville issued a Request for Proposals for a study for alternatives to gentrification in the East of the Riverway area. The RFP marks a next big step in a planning project focused on supporting a collaborative and concerted revitalization project that also promotes sustainable development. “What we are talking about [...]

LED light installation continues on major corridors

In 2011, the City of Asheville began a project to replace all streetlights with LED lighting, saving money and energy and helping achieve Asheville City Council’s goals for reducing Asheville’s municipal footprint. The Office of Sustainability has announced that the next phase of streetlight replacement is underway, focusing on major traffic corridors in the [...]

An eye for art at 51 Biltmore ***UPDATED***

  Here’s the news on the next step in the public input process for the public art project at 51 Biltmore. From the Parks and Recreation Department: CITY OF ASHEVILLE SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON PUBLIC ART 51 Biltmore Public Art Project Asheville, NC – The City of Asheville is developing Asheville’s next public art in the 51 Biltmore Public [...]

Asheville Police Department welcomes academy graduates into ranks

In a March 14 ceremony at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, the Asheville Police Department welcomed 15 police academy graduates into the ranks of its officers. The ceremony, held each year, gives families, friends, colleagues and City of Asheville employees and elected officials the chance to recognize the hard work these men and women have put [...]

2014 Asheville Way Awards spotlight exemplary service

Each year, the City of Asheville recognizes outstanding achievement and service by employees with the Asheville Way Awards. Nominees are proposed by their own colleagues and the winners of each category were named at a ceremony at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr., Southside Center on Wednesday, March 12. Below are the nominees for each category, [...]

City hosts reverse vendor fair April 9

The City of Asheville is excited to invite area vendors interested in doing business with the city to participate in a Reverse Vendor Fair on April 9. This is a great opportunity for vendors to speak directly with city department representatives and to find out more about what contract and bid opportunities the City of [...]

UNC Asheville announces greenway linkage at Reed Creek

UNC Asheville has announced the construction of a greenway linking the campus to Reed Creek Greenway, Montford and Downtown. Here’s the exciting announcement: Greenway Work Begins at 525 Broadway with Support from the Federal Recreational Trails Program and Various Funders Tuesday, Mar 11th, 2014 ASHEVILLE – With all environmental, archaeological and regulatory reviews complete, work will [...]

Montford Center reopens gym after renovations, celebration March 13

Bring your A-game! The Montford Recreation Center gymnasium, closed for renovations since August, has reopened and reintroduced programming to the newly unveiled facility. The improvements include a new maple wood sports flooring system as well as competition-level fiberglass backboards with breakaway goals, wall pads and bleachers. The renovations were completed in early February, and athletic groups [...]

Removal of Haywood Street parking facility set to begin March 11

The demolition of the downtown city-owned vacant parking structure at 68 Haywood Street near the corner of Page Avenue is slated to begin the second week of March and be completed by the end of the month. Use of the parking structure, sometimes called the Handipark, was discontinued due to safety reasons in 2010. Outside contractors [...]

Look for your Recycle and Win sticker in the mail!

  Hey Asheville residents – Have you seen this sticker? Perhaps it arrived in the mail, or maybe you saw it on a neighbor’s blue recycle bin. Know what it means? If you are recycling correctly over the next six months, you could win a $50 worth of free groceries! How? The Recycle and Win program, [...]