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All departments within the City of Asheville are operating. In the Capital Projects Department some staff are in the field with contractors and some are working remotely but are still here to help.  

This is an evolving situation. Our partners in Buncombe County are a great resource for the latest information on our community’s COVID-19 response.  To receive emergency texts directly from Buncombe County for breaking health and safety news. Text BCALERT on your smartphone to 888-777. Sign up for AVL Alerts online for information from the City of Asheville.

 


The Capital Projects Department is comprised of a Construction Division and Facility Management Division. The Construction Division consists of four (4) programs including; Building Construction Program, Innovation District Program, Parks and Recreation Program, and Transportation Program.  The Facility Management Division consists of two (2) programs including; City Hall Operations Division and Facility Maintenance Division.

The department’s main objectives are to plan, budget, design, and manage projects as well as maintaining our current facilities.  We strive to ensure projects are built on time and within budget.  We promote an equitable, collaborative system for prioritizing maintenance and construction of capital assets that will allow for clear communication of budgetary needs and alignment with organizational priorities and values. We seek to help develop and practice procurement for all levels of contracting that actively and intentionally seek to increase equity and inclusion in project initiation, development, design, and construction.

 


Administrative Staff Directory

 

Jade Dundas, Capital Projects Department Director
828-259-5621

Vicky Haskell, Business Manager
828-232-4566

Karen Bruce, Senior Office Assistant – Facility Management
828-259-5920

Brian Benn, Administrative Assistant – Construction Division
828-251-4083

 

For Program and Project Manager contract information please check out the Division Pages.

 


Capital Projects Dashboard

The online dashboard provides project construction time frames, current budgets and money spent.

 

Capital Improvement and Bond Project Map

The project map displays general project information and location, while the online dashboard provides project construction timeframes, current budgets and money spent.

 


Resources

 

Click here to see bid opportunities

Become a vendor for the City

FY 19-20 Adopted Budget (CIP)

Bond Information Page

Riverfront Redevelopment Information Page

Greenways Information Page

Minority Business / Asheville Inclusion

Open Data Portal

 

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Business Inclusion

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Capital Projects News

Photo of large pipe being installed in ditch
Stormwater project to close portion of Kenilworth Road; resurfacing begins as well

  ART bus service to the Kenilworth community will be affected   Pending weather, the City of Asheville Stormwater Division will close Kenilworth Road from Rosefield Drive to 30 feet north of Rosefield Drive beginning July 6 for three weeks.    The work will entail installation of a large pipe replacement in this area. Residents can expect a hard closure [...]

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Closures coming up for pre-resurfacing construction on two street bond projects

  Short-term pain for long-term gain. Please keep that in mind during road closures coming up for two transportation bond projects. In March, the City of Asheville shared information regarding a general construction schedule for the Kenilworth Road and State Street bond projects. (Find that announcement at this link.) Now we’re getting closer [...]

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Road milling in advance of paving to begin on Charlotte Street this week

  The construction phase of the Charlotte Street road diet is underway and the timeline is being adjusted to do the work during the day rather than at night. There have been significant reductions in traffic volumes on Charlotte Street because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so the City has worked with its contractor to revise the [...]