City of Asheville requests public input on sidewalk improvements on Vermont Avenue

  The City of Asheville is asking for public input on sidewalk improvements along Vermont Avenue in West Asheville. The project will address approximately 1,200 lineal feet of existing severely damaged sidewalk and replace it with new  Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant concrete sidewalk along Vermont Avenue between Haywood Road to just south of Olney [...]

New adult coloring book highlights Asheville’s community gardens, showcases local talent, and connects residents to food resources

  Part of a healthy lifestyle is minimizing stress. Coloring books for grownups are one of the latest trends to help. Thanks to a collaboration between Asheville Parks & Recreation, area nonprofits and agencies, and local artists, residents can connect with food resources and learn about community gardens through the beautifully-illustrated pages of [...]

Asheville Code Purple extended again through January 20

Update, 7:30 p.m. January 17 Asheville’s Code Purple has been extended through January 20 in response to the recent snowfall and cold temperatures.  Update, 10:30 a.m. January 17 Asheville’s Code Purple has been extended through January 18 in response to the recent snowfall and cold temperatures.    Update, 5:00 p.m. January 15 Asheville’s Code Purple has been extended through January 16 [...]

Asheville City Manager Debra Campbell names Rachel Wood as Assistant City Manager

    After a national search, City Manager Debra Campbell is excited to announce that Rachel Wood will become Asheville’s next Assistant City Manager. Her first day on the job will be January 24.   Wood comes to the City of Asheville from Denton, Texas, where she has served in a number of roles, most recently as Deputy Director [...]

Asheville City Council continues remote meeting format in the new year and here’s how to participate

  For safety and to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, Asheville City Council meetings remain in remote format and accessible to the public in accordance with N.C. General Statute § 166A-19.24(f). This includes the 5 p.m. January 11 City Council meeting.    Here’s what you need to know to watch/listen and/or to participate in this [...]

Overnight winter weather skirts north of Asheville, ART buses on delay

  Update, 6:45 a.m. January 7 Asheville’s roads are largely dry this morning, as a winter weather system skirted north of the City overnight, leaving instead below freezing temperatures and a Wind Chill Advisory for parts of the mountains. Asheville Public Works Streets crews worked overnight to address any spots of black ice that formed [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation offers hundreds of programs for all ages in the new year

  The beginning of the year is a great time  for Ashevillians of all ages to explore, connect, and discover with Asheville Parks & Recreation. Now is the time to take a look at winter and spring offerings in the new activity guide with registration dates, information, and listings for hundreds of fitness and active living [...]

Update: Proposed Open Space zoning updates postponed

Update, January 5 The agenda item, open spaces, has been pulled from the January 5 Planning and Zoning meeting agenda.    Original post, January 3 The City of Asheville Department of Planning and Urban Design is bringing development-related zoning updates to the Planning & Zoning Commission at 5 p.m. January 5 and then to the City [...]

Asheville Public Works responding to winter storm

  Duke Energy shares winter storm update, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 3 A message from Duke Energy: The high winds and heavy precipitation are still affecting large portions of the Carolinas and restoration will be hindered until conditions are safe to work in. Customers in the hardest hit areas, like Buncombe County, may need to prepare for extended outages.   Duke Energy [...]

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME applications are now open

    The City of Asheville’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Department is now accepting applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME, “Home Investment Partnerships Program” program.  The application process opened December 17 and closes at noon February 4, 2022.    CDBG and the HOME are federal grant programs through the Department of Housing and Urban [...]