New policy helps Asheville prioritize neighborhood sidewalk needs

Asheville has a lot of miles of sidewalk, and maintaining that sidewalk isn’t cheap. Many of the City’s new sidewalks are financed as part of a larger project, but as we continue to build our multimodal network, neighborhood sidewalks are an important piece to that network. Our larger projects often do not involve neighborhoods, so last [...]

Video: Mayor Manheimer’s State of the City address

City of Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer delivered her second annual State of the City Address Oct. 1 at the US Cellular Center. “It is the job of your City Council to hear the people and take their words, their views, their vision and create a plan that reflects the values of our community,” the Mayor said [...]

Neighborhood profile: Parkway Forest

The Parkway Forest neighborhood is located on Asheville’s east side, across from the Charles George VA Medical Center. It is just minutes from I-40 and about 12 minutes from downtown.  Parkway Forest was built in the early 1960s by Pilot Construction Company of Greensboro. The property was originally an apple orchard and nursery. The original deeds [...]

Patton and Lexington avenue repaving begins Oct. 12

Get ready for some traffic construction in downtown Asheville during the next two weeks. Patton Avenue is slated for resurfacing from the west side of Pritchard Park to Biltmore Avenue. A shorter portion of Lexington Avenue will be resurfaced, from College Street to Patton Avenue. The work begins Oct. 12. The milling, patching, paving and striping will be [...]

City of Asheville launches recycling pilot project in Asheville Housing Authority communities

The City of Asheville strives to be a leader in sustainability, stating in the City Council’s Strategic Operating Plan the goal of taking sustainability practices to the next level by implementing ways to reduce city-wide solid waste. With the Zero Waste AVL recycling program, the City is making strides towards reducing the trash sent to [...]

Asheville Police Department launches ‘Sober Hero’ campaign

The Asheville Police Department, in partnership with the Asheville Alcoholic Board of Control (ABC), kicked off the “Sober Hero” campaign on October 10 at the Oktoberfest event in downtown Asheville.   Rather than promoting the designated driver, this campaign promotes the sober driver – that is someone who has a system free of all drugs and alcohol. [...]

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Great News! – FLOOD WARNINGS CANCELLED for the Swannanoa and French Broad Rivers in Asheville. With the ground saturated, wind gusts may lead to downed trees and power lines. Conditions may also contribute to localized landslides. Residents are urged to call 911 to report landslides, downed power lines or downed trees in roadways and public property. Power outages [...]

Haywood Road sidewalk, roadway improvements to begin

The city will begin the planned sidewalk and roadway improvement project on Haywood Road from Craven Street to Beecham’s Curve Monday, October 5. This project will complete the sidewalk link on the uphill side of the street, improve the downhill sidewalk, and provide an improved permanent climbing lane for bicycles. During the construction, the bicycle climbing lane [...]