Merrimon Avenue Transportation Study

Happening Now   The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has assigned a consulting firm, AECOM, to conduct an “Express Design Study” of Merrimon Avenue. NCDOT, City of Asheville, and French Broad River MPO met with AECOM on Jan. 28, 2019, to kickoff this study. The study will look at the corridor from I-240 to the Beaver [...]

Cedar Hill Development Process

Cedar Hill Map Happening Now   City staff will soon release a Request for Proposals (RFP) on a proposed development called Cedar Hill, a residential project on 16 acres of City-owned land. City staff hope to work with developers to create an affordable mixed-income community as well as a mixture of housing types to include both rental and [...]

Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones were created as part of the 2017 federal tax reform package (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act). This adjustment to the tax code was designed to drive long-term capital into low-income communities by using tax incentives to encourage private investment. These impact funds are designed to help revitalize qualifying lower income census tracts that [...]

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Haywood/Page Master Plan and Conceptual Design

  Happening Now   The City of Asheville is moving forward with the creation of a master concept plan for City-owned properties on Haywood Street and Page Avenue. The creation of this plan is the next step to implement the community vision for the properties outlined in the Haywood and Page Vision Report. Focus group meetings, [...]

Haywood Street Temporary Uses

  Happening Now Beginning December 17, 2019, 68 Haywood Street is temporarily closed for public use. The site will be used for an on-site superintendent and other construction staging purposes to support the Haywood Streetscape Improvement project, scheduled from January – September of 2020. Future temporary uses of 68 Haywood will be explored [...]

Current Projects

Haywood Street Streetscape This project will include sidewalk rehabilitation, street resurfacing, stormwater improvements, sanitary sewer improvements, and the sourcing, siting and installation of various street amenities informed by public input.   Haywood Street Temporary Uses A temporary public art project was developed by a committee of community members including representatives from the Haywood Street Advisory Team, Downtown [...]

Southside Recreation Facilities

Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center Improvements   Happening Now   A consultant has been selected to design options for Phase 2 of the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center.  The consultant will take the input from the community design meetings held in 2017 and provide options.  Once completed, City staff and the consultant will bring these options back to [...]