Haywood Street Streetscape


haywood street at battery park



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. The project is funded by the Transportation Bond Referendum that passed in 2016, prioritized as a safety issue and a major need by the City and various boards, committees and associations over the past several years.

The general project limits will be along Haywood Street from Vanderbilt to Patton Avenue. A key component is the replacement of the blue stone in the sidewalk on much of this corridor. MSD will contribute funds and design consultation for the sanitary sewer replacement.

A contract for design and construction administration was approved by City Council on August 28, 2018.


Design and engineering began in the fall of 2018 and will continue through spring of 2019. A detailed project schedule is being developed and will be made available by spring. Project construction is planned to begin in January of 2020 and continue for 9-12 months.

Public input was collected on major changes to the street and sidewalk (see more info below).

Further opportunities for public engagement related to construction activities are on in progress and on-going. Please contact Dana Frankel for more information or to sign up for email updates, dfrankel@ashevillenc.gov.

Meetings and Opportunities for Input

September 13, 2018 - Pre Kick-off meeting (with businesses and residents in the project area)
October 24, 2018 - Overview and discussion with Multi-modal Transportation Committee (more info about the MMTC)
November 9, 2018 - Overview and discussion with Downtown Commission (8:30 AM, 1st Floor Conference Room, City Hall - more info about the DTC)
November 14, 2018 - Discussion and feedback with Downtown Commission Design Review Committee (11 AM, 5th Floor City Hall - more info about the Committee)
November 14, 2018
- Discussion and feedback with Asheville Downtown Association Board (more info about ADA)
November 15, 2018 - Discussion and feedback with Downtown Asheville Residential Neighbors Issues Committee (more info about DARN)
December 4, 2018 - Discussion and feedback with hospitality/tourism representatives (more info about Explore Asheville CVB and BCTDA)
December 12, 2018 - Public input open-house meetings for design changes to the street/sidewalk and other priorities (9 AM and 5 PM in the Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood Street). More information about the meetings is here
January 2, 2018 - Discussion and feedback with residents of Vanderbilt Apartments and Battery Park Apartments. 
January 16, 2019 - Discussion and feedback with the City's Bike/Pedestrian Task Force (more information is here)
February 19, 2019 Follow up discussion and feedback with Downtown Commission Design Review Committee (11 AM, 5th Floor City Hall more info about the Committee)

Notes and key take-away's from focus group meetings are here

A stakeholder group will convene in spring 2019 to assist in the development of strategies to mitigate negative impacts of construction. Please contact Dana Frankel if you are interested in participating in that group (dfrankel@ashevillenc.gov).

Supporting Documents

Design Plan (in progress) as of March 2019

Contract for Engineering and Design Services

Powerpoint Presentation from Pre Kick-off Meeting

Powerpoint Presentation for Multi-modal Transportation Commission

Powerpoint Presentation for Downtown Commission

Presentation Boards for 12/12/18 public input meetings

Base Map of Project Area

map of haywood street project area

Email Updates

March 8, 2019
February 7, 2019

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Contact Information

Dustin Clemens, Project Manager, Capital Projects

Dana Frankel, Downtown Development Specialist