Vance Monument Task Force

Happening Now On June 26, 2020 the Board and Commission Committee voted on the formation of a joint task force with Buncombe County for the removal or repurposing of the Vance Monument. The Vance Monument Task Force will be composed of 12 people, six (6) appointments from both the City and County respectively. In addition,  the [...]

Asheville SkatePark

Happening Now Plans are underway to make improvements to the Asheville SkatePark located at 50 Cherry Street N.  The project includes demolition of the building located on the property to create an entry plaza.  The improvements will create a more open space with better visibility to enhance public safety.           Background Originally named the Food Lion Skatepark, this was [...]

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Onsite Solar for Public Facilities

Happening Now Buncombe County is soliciting construction bids from qualified firms who can provide installation of solar photovoltaic power generating systems (“PV Systems”). This solicitation is a collaborative procurement among several local public agencies, including the City of Asheville, within the geographic boundaries of Buncombe County. An invitation for construction bids is now live on the

Public Space Usage During COVID-19: Supporting Asheville’s Recovery

Protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public is the City of Asheville’s top priority. The City of Asheville is committed to supporting and responding to the changing needs of the community during the COVID-19 crisis and through phases of recovery. With consideration for physical distancing and other safety measures implemented by public health [...]

Asheville Regional Housing Consortium

The Asheville Regional Housing Consortium (ARHC) consists of contiguous units of general local governments that come together to qualify for a direct allocation of HOME funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  This creates an opportunity for these jurisdictions to take a more regional, collaborative approach to [...]


The City of Asheville recognizes that equity is everyone’s job. The Office of Equity and Inclusion are sponsoring individuals, programs, and projects that are committed to achieving equity and centering community voices. Equity and Inclusion proudly sponsors the following partners.   Racial Healing Mini Grant Recipients The intent of the racial healing grants are to invest in projects already [...]