Kimberly Avenue pedestrian enhancement includes new stop signs

Drivers heading down Kimberly Avenue will encounter a new stop sign at Hampstead Road, recently installed as part of a pedestrian enhancement. Walkers and joggers crossing at Hampstead Road will notice wide crosswalk margins painted on the roadway at all four points of the intersection.   Overall pedestrian and multimodal safety along Kimberly Avenue was the focus [...]

Recap: Council votes to change regs 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 [...]

Q&A with Asheville’s Chief Sustainability Officer Amber Weaver

Asheville’s new Chief Sustainability Officer Amber Weaver describes herself as a true environmentalist who also understands the importance of integrating multiple aspects of sustainability within our system. As such, she works to integrate innovative approaches to waste reduction and recycling, smart energy use and greener living. Though she worked in energy and environmental project management in [...]

Asheville Police Department swears in five new officers

On July 8, the Asheville Police Department swore in five new officers. These officers were the most recent graduates of the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course. The 620-hour course is spread over 16 weeks. Training is comprised of 36 separate blocks of instruction to include topics such as firearms, driver training, motor vehicle law, [...]

Asheville Public Works crews to resurface three neighborhood streets

While the City of Asheville has contracted out road resurfacing for some major routes, City Public Works crews are rolling up their sleeves to tackle some shorter stretches. Work begins Monday on the resurfacing of Evelyn Place from where it intersects with Edwin Place to Murdock Avenue. So the resurfacing project will cross over Kimberly Avenue. “None [...]

Everyone invited to Asheville equitable development workshop

You’re invited to a workshop about supporting equitable development in Asheville. The event is set for 6 p.m. July 16 at the Grant Center, 285 Livingston St. This community meeting offers an opportunity for everyone to come and learn more about equitable development and to share their ideas. The focus areas for this workshop are neighborhoods [...]

Asheville water outages scheduled

The City of Asheville Water Resources Department has several water interruptions scheduled this week: July 6-7, 9 p.m. to 6 p.m.: North District, the affected areas are Merrimon Avenue from Larchmont Drive, to Lakeshore Drive and from Lakeshore Drive to Red Oak Road, Also to included Sandon Drive, Sandon Circle, Colonial Place, Horizon Hill , Cambridge Road, [...]