The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced the City of Asheville has been awarded $4.2 million from the Low-and No-Emission Program to invest in purchasing new transit buses for the Asheville Rides Transit (ART) fleet. The $4.2 million will allow the City of Asheville to purchase six hybrid replacement buses and three replacement [...]
The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward repairing the damage caused by public and private systemic racism. The task of the Reparations Commission is to issue a report in a timely manner for consideration by the City, County, and other participating community groups for [...]
The City of Asheville is thrilled to announce the participating artist list for Art in the Heart! For more information on the artists and their projects, visit Art in the Heart project on the City’s website.
The next meeting of the Community Reparations Commission will take place 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2022 at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Banquet Hall at 87 Haywood Street. The Commission meeting agenda is posted at this link. The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward [...]
As summer break comes to an end, teens can celebrate the start of a new school year with music, games, giveaways, dancing, performances, photo booths, and more courtesy of Asheville Parks & Recreation. Tha After Party: Summer Bash ‘22 takes place from 7-10 p.m. in Pack Square Park (80 Court Plaza) on Thursday, August 18. [...]
Located in Asheville’s Southside neighborhood, Walton Street Park (570 Oakland Rd.) has served as the backdrop for many community events, birthday parties, and family celebrations since it opened in 1939. In 1948, Walton Street Pool opened in the southwest corner of the park. Since April, the City of Asheville and local nonprofit Southside [...]
What’s Up AVL! The City of Asheville’s bi-monthly radio show gives the community the chance to take a deep dive with City of Asheville staff and departments. Learn about different departments and what projects are taking place in your community. This week, the City of Asheville host Sam Parada sat down with Water department Compliance Manager Brenna Cook [...]
Asheville’s two public swimming pools will operate on Saturday and Sunday only after the first weekend in August Beginning August 6, regular operating hours for both pools are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 1-6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3 per person.
City Council, during their July 26 meeting, unanimously approved $659,654.00 plus a 15% contingency of $98,948.10 ($758,602.10 total) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 22 in funds for the Asphalt Preservation Contract. Funding for this contract has already been budgeted in the General Capital Projects Fund as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). This is [...]
A contractor will be closing Richmond Hill Drive to through traffic from Pearson Bridge Road to Thomas Street, Monday, August 1 through Saturday, August 6 to carry out a road resurfacing project. During that time, a detour will be active from Pearson Bridge Rd to Thomas St. Weather can impact this schedule. Please plan your travel [...]
On July 26, the Asheville City council voted unanimously to approve the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project, or AMI. The new AMI system will replace the Water Department’s current automated meter reading system now reaching the end of its useful life cycle. The newly approved AMI system will utilize a City owned fixed network of antennas and [...]
The City of Asheville’s Neighborhood Advisory Committee is looking to spotlight special neighborhood volunteers. If you know someone who stands out for doing good, please nominate them for a quarterly Neighborhood Volunteer Spotlight