Tree Canopy Protection Ordinance Amendments

Happening Now   The City of Asheville is considering amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) to require, promote and incentivize the preservation, enhancement and future expansion of the City’s tree canopy.   Background   As supported by Living Asheville (the City’s recently adopted comprehensive plan), the Urban Tree Canopy Study and the NASA DEVELOP Urban Heat Island study, City staff [...]

360 Hilliard Development Process

Happening Now Construction is underway for a new affordable and mixed income community at 360 Hilliard Avenue, next to the Aston Tennis Center.  Late 2019, the City of Asheville sold land to the Kassinger Development Group to build 86 apartment homes, with a requirement that 34 apartments are affordable, in a downtown location close to jobs [...]

319 Biltmore Development Process

Happening Now DELAY – COVID19 Impacts:  In light of recent events, the City has postponed the due date for responses to the RFP to Tuesday April 14, 2020 at 5 PM, EST.  The City will accept e-submittals only and will not accept hard copies.  Please read the full instructions  here. City staff has [...]

Close the GAP Planning Process

The City of Asheville is in the early stages of a large project to update the City’s Greenway Plan (G), ADA Transition Plan* (A), and Pedestrian Plan (P) (*By ADA transition we are specifically looking at accessibility improvements within the rights-of-way on our street network). The planning process, known as the Close the GAP, will identify a network [...]

Municipal Golf Course in Asheville
Municipal “Muni” Golf Course

Happening Now A contract has been issued to McAdams, a consulting engineering firm, to analyze stormwater infrastructure and drainage at the golf course and provide a report outlining priority improvements and associated costs. The City’s Capital Projects, Parks and Recreation and Stormwater Services Departments have worked together to collect data to help inform the project report. Data [...]

Linwood Crump Shiloh Complex Improvements

Happening Now Improvements are currently underway at the Linwood Crump Shiloh Complex including the Community Center, the ballfield area, and park spaces throughout the Complex.  Planned improvements include: Ballfield improvements: new fencing, bleachers, dugouts and sports field lighting Removal of the concession building Installation of a new scorer’s stand Improved park lighting New signage at the street entry Improvements to the front [...]

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Hotel Development Study

Happening Now Proposed Hotel Development Standards and Zoning Map Available for Review Based on the findings of a hotel development study, which included an analysis of hotel impacts, recommendations by the Urban Land Institute and extensive public engagement, following the adoption of a temporary moratorium on hotel development in September, 2019, city staff have released a proposal [...]