Burton Street Neighborhood Profile

The Burton Street Community Association, established in 1967 as the Burton Street Advisory Board, was formed for the purpose of promoting the educational, social, economic and cultural welfare of its members, improving the neighborhood through democratic citizen participation and involvement in activities which affect our everyday lives. The Burton Street neighborhood, founded in 1911 by [...]

Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket campaign to kick off

North Carolina’s Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket campaign will run from Nov. 22-30. The program, a statewide partnership between local agencies and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, aims to increase seat belt and child safety use rates through increased enforcement of the state’s seat belt law.   On Nov. 23, the Asheville Police Department (APD) and the [...]

‘Goatscaping’ returns, this time near pedestrian bridge

Early next week, the City of Asheville launches its third “goatscaping” project, this time in the area between Stephens-Lee community Center’s Edible Garden and the pedestrian bridge on South Charlotte Street. This map shows the area where the goats will be clearing brush: Goat grazing site, Edible Garden. Our goal is to clear underbrush directly around [...]

ART bus routes to be detoured for Asheville Holiday Parade

From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, the City of Asheville’s ART service (Asheville Redefines Transit) will detour due to road closures for the Asheville Holiday Parade. In the downtown area, riders are encouraged to catch buses at the downtown ART Station on Coxe Avenue or review the route detour to better understand [...]

Asheville Holiday Parade just one of many special events the City permits

This week, organizers of the Asheville Holiday Parade are making their list and checking it twice. The extravaganza that steps off at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, is an exercise in massive organization. The parade features nearly 100 entries, ranging from marching bands to floats by community organizations, dance troupes, cheer squads and area [...]

As Asheville Police sergeant retires, his son wears the badge

Above, Sgt. Jeff Peterson and his son Officer Andrew Peterson. Police departments around the country are comprised of a tight-knit group of individuals, who commonly refer to their coworkers as their brothers and sisters in blue. The Asheville Police Department is no different. It is not uncommon for multiple generations of blood-related family members to work [...]

People recycling
City of Asheville launches new recycling webpage for America Recycles Day

As America Recycles Day approaches on Nov. 15, we tip our hat to the many Asheville households dedicated to sustainable living practices. And as a City we want to encourage everyone to get involved with this initiative. “America Recycles Day is a national initiative to learn about and highlight individual’s consumption and curb the amount [...]

Applications accepted for Housing Trust Fund

The City of Asheville Community & Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for funding from the City of Asheville’s Housing Trust Fund. Funding is available for affordable housing development, rehabilitation, or preservation of affordable housing units within Asheville’s city limits. The Housing Trust Fund was created in 2000 to provide a source of local [...]