Merrimon Avenue Transportation Study

Happening Now   The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has assigned a consulting firm, AECOM, to conduct an “Express Design Study” of Merrimon Avenue. NCDOT, City of Asheville, and French Broad River MPO met with AECOM on Jan. 28, 2019, to kickoff this study. The study will look at the corridor from I-240 to the Beaver [...]

Cedar Hill Development Process

  Cedar Hill Map   Happening Now   City staff will soon release a Request for Qualifications / Request for Proposals (RFQ/RFP) on a proposed development called Cedar Hill, a residential project on 16 acres of City-owned land. City staff hope to work with developers to create an affordable mixed-income community as well as a mixture of housing types to include both [...]

Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones were created as part of the 2017 federal tax reform package (Tax Cuts & Jobs Act). This adjustment to the tax code was designed to drive long-term capital into low-income communities by using tax incentives to encourage private investment. These impact funds are designed to help revitalize qualifying lower income census tracts that [...]

Haywood Street Visioning and Long Term Use

      Project Background   City-owned properties on Haywood Street and Page Avenue have a long and well documented history of potential development opportunities. Their location within the city’s CBD make them desirable as urban infill sites. The Haywood Street parcels were initially acquired for the purpose of constructing a parking garage with adjacent private development. The property was then [...]

Haywood Street Temporary Uses

      News & Updates   A temporary public art project was developed by a committee of community members including representatives from the Haywood Street Advisory Team, Downtown Commission and Public Art & Cultural Commission. The piece is a mural painted on panels installed on the south wall of 68 Haywood Street, which reads “LOVE ASHEVILLE.” Each letter of [...]

Current Projects

Haywood Street Streetscape This project will include sidewalk rehabilitation, street resurfacing, stormwater improvements, sanitary sewer improvements, and the sourcing, siting and installation of various street amenities informed by public input.   Haywood Street Temporary Uses A temporary public art project was developed by a committee of community members including representatives from the Haywood Street Advisory Team, Downtown [...]

Southside Recreation Facilities

      Happening Now   A consultant has been selected to design options for Walton Street Park & Pool and Phase 2 of the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center.  The consultant will take the input from the community design meetings held in 2017 and provide options for both properties.  Once completed, City staff and the consultant will bring these [...]

Neighborhood Sidewalk Program

Happening Now Wood Avenue The City will install a new 6’ monolithic sidewalk on the west side of Wood Avenue. The goal of the project is part of the Neighborhood Sidewalks Program meant to expand the pedestrian transportation network. Increase pedestrian safety and comfort by filling gaps in the pedestrian network. Provide transit access  and ADA-compliant access [...]