Barricades go up for Halloween on Vermont Avenue in West Asheville

There will be lots of Halloween happenings around Asheville Saturday night but one of the biggest parties around town involves a street closing. Hundreds of costumed trick or treaters converge on Vermont Avenue in West Asheville each year for candy-filled extravaganza. And while the children are tricked out in their costumes so are the houses. All [...]

TDA approves funding for greenways, soccer fields and WNC Nature Center enhancement

On Oct. 28, the Tourism Product Development Fund Committee voted to approve funding for a City of Asheville greenway project, and money that will benefit two City-owned facilities. The grants include: City of Asheville – River to Ridge Destination Development: $2.2 million requested; $1.7 million recommended to fund Beaucatcher Greenway, French Broad River Greenway, and Amboy [...]

Visit Neighborhood Sidewalk page on City of Asheville’s website

Here’s an update on the City’s recently adopted Neighborhood Sidewalk Policy for prioritizing construction of neighborhood sidewalks: Visit our Neighborhood Sidewalk Policy page, where you can click on a list of streets in alphabetical order and how they rank in terms of sidewalk replacement. City staff will be applying secondary screening factors to the [...]

Watch for Me NC: Clearing up crosswalk confusion

Do you know the difference between a marked crosswalk and an unmarked one? In this video Barb Mee, Transportation Planner for the City of Asheville, discusses different types of crosswalks. Also on the video Officer Adam Cabe of the Asheville Police Department, Traffic Safety Division, discusses crosswalk responsibilities for motorists and pedestrians. The Asheville Watch for [...]

City of Asheville names new Development Services Director

The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that, after a nationwide search, Wayne Clark will serve as the City’s new Development Services Director, effective Nov. 23.   “We are pleased to fill the critical Development Services Director position with such a proven leader. I am excited about the proven track record Wayne brings to us in [...]

Pritchard Park improvements to include landscape and lighting

Pritchard Park, downtown Asheville’s triangle-shaped park at Patton and College avenues and Haywood Street, will get some freshening up in coming months. The City is gearing up for improvements to the park’s landscape and lighting, primarily. For now, there won’t be changes to the hardscape, the walkways or seating areas. Since the park was installed 15 years [...]