Continuing Education

Did you know that DSD offers training opportunities for professional development? Click here to view a calendar of upcoming classes. Class topics include: Mechanical Code Class: $65 National Electrical Code (NEC) Class for Contractors: $80 Electrical Journeyman Test: $50 Building Code Class: $65 Plumbing Code Class: $65 Classes are held at Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center located at [...]

Special Event Parking

A pay-on-entry fee is charged during special event parking. The fee is $9 for single-day events, or $7 for events that occur over multiple days. Parking Services designates special event parking when a large number of people are expected to exit a parking garage or lot at the same time. Cash, parking voucher (coupon), Visa or [...]

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Local Resources

The City of Asheville works to mitigate the impacts of climate change in City operations and encourages community members to utilize the following resources to help you become more sustainable at home and business. If you are interested in incorporating sustainability practices please consider the following resources below. Reduce Energy Bills       The City supports the 

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Jake Rusher Park Bond Project

Happening Now The park concept plan presented below will be posted for bid in late 2019 with the current approved budget.  The design consultant firm is ADC Engineering. Background Asheville voters made their choice clear when approving a bond referendum in November, 2016 to make improvements to the City’s parks and recreation facilities   Upgrades and improvements to Jake [...]

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/Page Master Plan and Conceptual Design

  Announcements   The City of Asheville is moving forward with the creation of a master concept plan for City-owned properties on Haywood Street and Page Avenue. The creation of this plan is the next step to implement the community vision for the properties outlined in the Haywood and Page Vision Report. Two public engagement [...]

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 [...]