360 Hilliard Development Process

Happening Now Construction is underway for a new affordable and mixed income community at 360 Hilliard Avenue, next to the Aston Tennis Center.  Late 2019, the City of Asheville sold land to the Kassinger Development Group to build 86 apartment homes, with a requirement that 34 apartments are affordable, in a downtown location close to jobs [...]

319 Biltmore Development Process

Happening Now City staff will soon release a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a mixed use development on 5.3 acres of City-owned land at 319 Biltmore.  The City will select the most qualified development team to create an affordable, mixed-income community that compliments the recent redevelopment of the adjacent Lee Walker Heights. The 319 Biltmore project has [...]

Close the GAP Planning Process

The City of Asheville is in the early stages of a large project to update the City’s Greenway Plan (G), ADA Transition Plan* (A), and Pedestrian Plan (P) (*By ADA transition we are specifically looking at accessibility improvements within the rights-of-way on our street network). The planning process, known as the Close the GAP, will identify a network [...]

Municipal Golf Course in Asheville
Municipal “Muni” Golf Course

Happening Now A contract has been issued to McAdams, a consulting engineering firm, to analyze stormwater infrastructure and drainage at the golf course and provide a report outlining priority improvements and associated costs.  The City’s Capital Projects, Parks and Recreation and Stormwater Services Departments will be working together to collect data to help inform the project [...]

Linwood Crump Shiloh Complex Improvements

Happening Now Improvements are currently underway at the Linwood Crump Shiloh Complex including the Community Center, the ballfield area, and park spaces throughout the Complex.  Planned improvements include: Ballfield improvements: new fencing, bleachers, dugouts and sports field lighting Removal of the concession building Installation of a new scorer’s stand Improved park lighting New signage at the street entry Improvements to the front [...]

AVL Collects

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Hotel Moratorium

Happening Now The city has contracted with the Urban Land Institute (ULI), who will utilize a Technical Assistance Program Panel (TAP) process in order to study the issues surrounding hotel development and evaluate best practices with the goal to quantify the impacts of new hotel development and obtain a better understanding of [...]

Racial Healing Mini Grants

Happening Now The City of Asheville is glad to announce the recipients of the first Asheville racial healing mini-grants. The City received 34 applications, of those eight were selected. The intent of the racial healing grants are to invest in projects already established in the community. The mini-grants represent a total community investment of almost $40,000.