Bond Project Information

City staff looks forward to delivering quality projects to the Asheville community. Over the next few months staff will focus on developing project plans, schedules and communication tools. Project progress will be communicated through different tools and community meetings over the course of the next 7 years including quarterly updates to City Council.  

Continuing Education

  CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: March 18, 2020: The City of Asheville has postponed/canceled some upcoming tests and application deadlines. For an up-to-date list of changes, click here to check the calendar. Please contact Misty Lipe at with questions or concerns.   Did you know that The Development Services Department offers training opportunities for professional development? Click here to [...]

Special Event Parking

A pay-on-entry fee is charged during special event parking. The fee is $9 for single-day events, or $7 for events that occur over multiple days. Parking Services designates special event parking when a large number of people are expected to exit a parking garage or lot at the same time. Cash, parking voucher (coupon), Visa or [...]

Mountain Community Capital Fund Information

  The  Mountain Community Capital Fund is a new loan guarantee fund for small business loans to entrepreneurs in Asheville and Buncombe County. It is a collaboration between Carolina Small Business Development  Fund, Mountain BizWorks, Self-Help Credit Union, The City of Asheville and Buncombe County. The Mountain Community Capital Fund is sponsored by The City of Asheville, [...]

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Local Resources

The City of Asheville works to mitigate the impacts of climate change in City operations and encourages community members to utilize the following resources to help you become more sustainable at home and business. If you are interested in incorporating sustainability practices please consider the following resources below. Reduce Energy Bills       The City supports the 

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Jake Rusher Park Bond Project

Happening Now   At their February 11, 2020 meeting, Asheville City Council authorized the City Manager to move forward with a $975,274 construction contract with Carolina Specialties Construction for improvements to Jake Rusher Park.  Improvements include new parking, accessible sidewalks, sport courts, a pavilion and restroom building, new landscaping and improved lighting. Relocation of utilities associated with [...]