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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

 

Related Services

MWSBE Certification

Find information to register for certification as a Minority, Woman, and/or Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) with the City of Asheville.

Business Inclusion

The Business Inclusion Office for the City of Asheville actively seeks to identify minority and women-owned businesses for an opportunity to participate as providers of goods and services to the city.

Related Projects

City Hall Elevator Automation Project

The three elevators at the front of City Hall date to the original construction of this beautiful building, back in the 1920s, and the elevator mechanicals are well past their useful life. The proposed scope of work includes the replacement of two out of the three elevators, with the third elevator being preserved for historic purposes.

Vermont Avenue Sidewalks

As part of the bond projects initiative, the City of Asheville is preparing to replace sidewalks on Vermont Avenue in West Asheville. This project focuses on pedestrian enhancements, including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements and crosswalk improvements.

Capital Projects News

Asheville Fire Department hosts Hose Uncoupling Ceremony at Fire Station 4

The Asheville Fire Department hosted a Hose Uncoupling Ceremony (ribbon cutting) at Fire Sation #4 on May 18 to celebrate the renovations and opening of the station.  Previously, the Asheville Fire Department’s Fire Station #4 shared operational facilities with Skyland Fire & Rescue. Due to the need for both departments to expand,  AFD initiated a renovation [...]

Community invited to groundbreaking for community center expansion on April 28

Asheville Parks & Recreation invites community members to celebrate the expansion of Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr., Southside Community Center (285 Livingston Street) during a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, April 28. Brief remarks from Mayor Esther Manheimer, Parks & Recreation Director D. Tyrell McGirt, and a student from the after school program begin promptly at [...]

City of Asheville open for public input about upcoming sidewalk improvements at New Haw Creek Road

  The City of Asheville would like to engage residents on a sidewalk improvement project in northeast Asheville.  The New Haw Creek Road Sidewalk Project is one of several transportation projects prioritized by City residents during public outreach for the 2016 capital improvements bond referendum.   The City proposes to construct nearly one mile of [...]