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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.  

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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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Capital Projects News

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Kenilworth and State Street bond projects move to construction phase, along with Old Toll Road repair

    Spring’s warmer weather brings not only longer days — it jumpstarts the City of Asheville’s ability to make sidewalk repairs in preparation for paving season. After a rainy winter that hampered Public Works installations, such as on stormwater systems, contractors are mobilizing for work on two major thoroughfares as part of the bond projects. Another project [...]

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Core sampling of downtown City building to produce short, but loud, noise

  Downtown workers and visitors may notice some unusual activity in front of the Asheville Municipal Building, 100 Court Plaza, this week. Concrete core sampling will take place in the floor of the apparatus bay of Fire Station #1 and in the apron at the front of the building on March 11-12 (alternate rain dates are [...]

Asheville City Council approves greenway contracts for projects to be built this year

  Two greenway projects got a green light from Asheville City Council this week. At their Feb. 25, meeting Council approved execution of contracts for: The Elsie’s Bridge Greenway Connector Project; and  Construction of a Reed Creek Greenway Extension.   The Council action paves the way for both projects to happen this [...]