Residents invited to virtual meetings on Asheville greenway and pedestrian master plans this week; survey to open too

    The City of Asheville’s Transportation Department is working on updates to the Greenway and Pedestrian Master Plans plus creating an ADA Plan for Public Rights of Way (i.e. streets and sidewalks).  The planning process is at an intermediate point in the process.  The initial assessments and public input is complete and a draft plan is [...]

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Emergency shelter initiative continues, Ramada Inn vote delayed

  The City of Asheville continues to work toward establishing a high access emergency shelter to alleviate homelessness in our city. This is a complex project with many moving pieces and stakeholder participation along the way.   While we had anticipated that City Council would vote to purchase the Ramada Inn at 148 River Ford Parkway during their [...]

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Asheville City Council returns to virtual meetings and here’s how to participate

  For safety and to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, Asheville City Council meetings will return to virtual format and be accessible to the public in accordance with N.C. General Statute § 166A-19.24(f) . This includes the 2:30 p.m. Aug. 24 Council work session on the American Rescue Plan Act and the 5 [...]

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Flood damages? Info on dedicated call center and local resources

  As our local leaders are assessing the damage to Buncombe County in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Fred, Buncombe County Emergency Services is standing up a call center to connect residents to resources and information. To assist with disaster recovery, Buncombe County has activated a dedicated line for those impacted.   An Emergency Services Call Center is [...]

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Asheville Parks & Recreation Fall Program Guide available

  Asheville Parks & Recreation announces that the Fall 2021 Program Guide is now available! The guide contains information on all the great programs the department offers between September 1 and December 31.     Programs include outdoor skills workshops, holiday events, exercise classes, card playing groups, field trips and much more.  There’s something for everyone from toddlers to [...]

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City of Asheville mobilizes to ensure safety during Tropical Storm Fred flooding

  As remnants of Tropical Storm Fred hit the Asheville area yesterday and into the night, many City of Asheville departments worked in coordination to keep the people of our community safe.  The City activated the emergency operations center early afternoon on Tuesday, Aug. 17, in order to best coordinate City efforts and to work in [...]

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Members sought for Asheville’s new Noise Advisory Board

  The City of Asheville Noise Advisory Board was established with the 2021 Noise Ordinance revisions adopted by City Council on July 27. It will have the following advisory responsibilities:    Evaluate the effectiveness of Ordinance No. 4390 regarding Noise Regulation and related City policies with the goal of developing recommendations regarding [...]

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Masks to be required in all City of Asheville buildings

  Because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in our community, on Aug. 9 Buncombe County began requiring masks in all County buildings regardless of vaccination status.  The City of Asheville has followed the public health guidance from the Buncombe County Health Department throughout this pandemic and we will continue to do so.  Beginning Aug. [...]

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Community meeting about emergency shelter at Ramada Inn moves to virtual format

  The City of Asheville has announced that all meetings will be conducted virtually, due to the community spread of Covid-19. For that reason, the previously scheduled in-person August 12 community informational meeting about the City’s emergency shelter at the Ramada Inn will now take place virtually. Join the meeting from 5 to 7 [...]

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City of Asheville to return to virtual meetings 

  Asheville City Council meetings, City-managed advisory boards, and City Council committee meetings will be held virtually until further notice. This will include the Aug. 24 Asheville City Council meeting and American Rescue Plan Act work session.   This decision is based on an extension of an order issued by Governor Cooper allowing cities to to legally hold [...]