Neighborhood Lots for Affordable Housing

Happening Now   Live Now! The City has posted its Request for Proposals for the Neighborhood Lots for Affordable Housing project. City staff will hold a webinar for residents at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Please fill out this form if you would like to attend the webinar.    This summer, the City reviewed several [...]

Climate Justice Initiative

Happening Now In April 2020 The Office of Sustainability entered into a contract with Marisol Jiménez of Tepeyac Consulting to develop and conduct listening and learning sessions with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) leaders and community members. In collaboration with these voices the Office seeks to begin shaping a locally relevant definition of Climate [...]

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

THIS PROJECT IS COMPLETE!   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 [...]

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Onsite Solar for Public Facilities

Happening Now The City of Asheville and Buncombe County are contracting with M.B. Hayes to install solar photovoltaic power generating systems (“PV Systems”) at 46 sites throughout the county. Construction will occur between September 2020 – February 2021 at several local public agencies, including the City of Asheville, Buncombe County, AB Tech, Buncombe County Schools and [...]

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 [...]

Asheville Business Inclusion Initiative

Opportunities to Engage Happening now! The City is proud to partner with the Mountain Business Equity Initiative, an exciting new organization that will act on reducing disparities in City contracting for local business owners of color.  Over the next few months, local business owners of color can join the community cohort for free and valuable [...]