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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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City of Asheville to host groundbreaking event for new Public Safety Station on Broadway Street

  The City of Asheville is pleased to host a groundbreaking event for a new Public Safety Station at 316 Broadway Street in north Asheville at 10 a.m. October 18. This facility will be home to Fire Station 13, a Police Substation, the relocated Emergency Operations Center, and a small community conference room.   Brief comments will be [...]

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Playable art is coming to Jake Rusher Park; community is invited to virtually meet the artist

    Recent improvements to Jake Rusher Park in south Asheville will be complete with the installation of playable art in the late spring of 2022.    Becky Borlan, a Baltimore-based artist, has been selected by a review committee to design a playable art piece which will be placed in the park near [...]

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French Broad River West Greenway construction gets under way

    Construction for the French Broad River West Greenway is under way! This greenway will extend from the southern end of the French Broad River Park near the dog park to the existing greenway under the Haywood Road bridge.  Current activities include surveying, soil and sedimentation protection and preliminary grading. Part of the preliminary grading work includes [...]