Multiple City units respond to Asheville building collapse

Forty Asheville Fire Department firefighters responded to the scene of a building collapse at 290 Haywood Road in West Asheville at 4:45 p.m. June 17, 2015. Asheville Police and City Development Services Department inspectors assisted with public safety following this incident. No one was in the building and no injuries were reported. The building was formerly occupied [...]

Asheville Recreation Advisory Board recruits new members

The City of Asheville is accepting applications for the Recreation Advisory Board, a citizen advisory board to city staff and City Council on matters pertaining to the operation of park facilities and recreation programs within the City of Asheville, to make policy recommendations to the City Council, and to carry out duties as may be [...]

Development Services changes timeline for inspection requests

New technology being deployed by the City of Asheville’s Development Services Department will streamline the inspection processes resulting in quicker inspection results for contractors. As part of improved efficiency, the timeline for inspection requests will change. Effective July 1, contractors requesting an inspection will need to get their online request in by 6 p.m. the day prior [...]

Asheville’s Urban Trail Station 15, Market Place, rededicated

The City of Asheville and the Public Art and Cultural Commission held a rededication ceremony for the Urban Trail Station 15 Market Place at 1:30 p.m. June 19. The station is located on Walnut Street between North Lexington Avenue and Broadway in downtown Asheville. A reception followed the ceremony at 5 Walnut Wine Bar, across [...]

Drilling along Lyman Street and Riverside Drive to occur

Drilling for engineering and environmental purposes starts Tuesday, June 16, along Lyman Street and Riverside Drive in Asheville’s River Arts District. The technical work being completed will support the later construction of the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) in 2017 and 2018. The City’s consultants plan to start on the south section of Lyman Street [...]

Asheville water outages scheduled

The City of Asheville Water Resources Department has several scheduled water interruptions this week: June 16, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.: North District, the affected areas are Patton Mountain Road from Crowningway Drive, to Town Mountain Road also include Crowningway Drive, Sunset Sumit and Westhaven Drive. June 17, 5 to 9 p.m.: South District, the affected areas [...]

City of Asheville names new Water Resources Director

The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that, after a nationwide search, Jade Dundas will serve as the City’s new Water Resources Director, effective July 13. Dundas comes to the City of Asheville from Sioux City, Iowa, where he served as Assistant City Manager/Public Works Director since 2010. Two years before that he served as [...]

Asheville greenway committee seeks new members

The City of Asheville Greenway Committee is seeking two new members to begin serving in the fall of 2015. The mission of the City of Asheville’s Greenway Committee is to advise the Multimodal Transportation Commission and City staff on implementation of a system of greenways within Asheville by integrating City and County Parks and Transportation plans [...]

Grilling on Greenways held in Carrier Park

The City of Asheville’s Riverfront Redevelopment Office invites everyone to attend the informational public meeting, “Grilling on Greenways” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27 at the Carrier Park Pavilion, 220 Amboy Road. Grilling on Greenways will showcase the five greenway projects that are currently being designed and prepared for construction: The Clingman Forest Greenway, The [...]

Council votes to change regulations for accessory dwelling units (ADUs)

You might call them backyard cottages. The official name is “accessory dwelling units: ADUs.” They are nothing new; you will find existing units dotted around town, sometimes as garage apartments. But ADUs are not as prevalent as you might expect in a city facing a housing shortfall. A few years ago the city’s Affordable Housing Advisory [...]

Photo gallery: Chamber Challenge

City of Asheville employees Tony McDowell, Kelley Whitlock, Jaime Matthews and Pete Wall were among nearly 1,400 runners who participated Asheville’s Chamber Challenge 5K race June 5, 2015. (Photos by Dan Phairas) Nearly 1,400 runners participated Asheville’s Chamber Challenge 5K race June 5, 2015, at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. Dozens of City [...]

City of Asheville to kick off River Arts District form-based code process

The City of Asheville will kick off the form-based code process for the River Arts District with a community meeting at 6 p.m. June 17 at the Grant Southside Center, 285 Livingston Street. Since the adoption of its 2025 Comprehensive Plan, the City of Asheville has recognized a need to grow more efficiently and sustainably. That [...]