During these extraordinary times, more and more Asheville-area residents are spending time in the great outdoors, often in public parks and recreational facilities. Today, the City of Asheville and Carolina Day School (CDS) announce two exciting initiatives that will positively impact the Asheville community: the purchase of land by the City of Asheville for a [...]
The City of Asheville has been selected as a finalist in the 2021 NC Tech Awards in the Public Sector Project category. Advanced geographic information systems technology and use of data are key ways that the City is starting to improve racial equity in our community in a measurable and tangible way. The application submitted summarized [...]
Due to broadcasting difficulties during the Sept. 28 City Council meeting, the Oct. 12 Council agenda will reprise the full consent agenda from the Sept. 28 City Council meeting, as the vote on these items was not broadcast or recorded in open virtual session. In order to ensure full transparency and to comply with North [...]
This spring, the City of Asheville began providing rooms for unsheltered people experiencing homelessness at several hotels in the area, including at the Ramada Inn, 148 River Ford Parkway. This incredible opportunity was made possible by an unprecedented level of federal funding from several sources. It played a key role in keeping our homeless community [...]
The City of Asheville is pleased to host a groundbreaking event for a new Public Safety Station at 316 Broadway Street in north Asheville at 10 a.m. October 18. This facility will be home to Fire Station 13, a Police Substation, the relocated Emergency Operations Center, and a small community conference room. Brief comments will be [...]
For safety and to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, Asheville City Council meetings remain in remote format and accessible to the public in accordance with N.C. General Statute § 166A-19.24(f) . This includes the 5 p.m. October 12 City Council meeting. Here’s what you need to know to watch/listen and/or to participate in this meeting, [...]
The City of Asheville will host a 2-part virtual meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 for organizations planning to respond to the City’s Request for ARPA proposals and community members interested in learning about additional funding opportunities available through the City of Asheville and Buncombe County. The American Rescue Plan Act portion [...]
Assistant City Manager Cathy Ball has accepted a position as City Manager with Johnson City, TN. Her last day of service in Asheville will be November 10, 2021. Ball has served the Asheville community for 24 years in several key roles, including Transportation Director, Public Works Director, and Assistant City Manager. In 2018, she served as [...]
In fiscal year 2019/2020, the City saw a 2.3% reduction in carbon emissions as compared to the FY2008 baseline despite an increase in services.
Fall has arrived in the mountains and now is the most beautiful time to head outside with your family and enjoy all that our amazing parks have to offer!
Recent improvements to Jake Rusher Park in south Asheville will be complete with the installation of playable art in the late spring of 2022. Becky Borlan, a Baltimore-based artist, has been selected by a review committee to design a playable art piece which will be placed in the park near [...]
At their September 28 meeting, the Asheville City Council adopted a new Urban Place Form Code District. The rezoning Urban Centers initiative was managed by the Asheville Department of Planning & Urban Design and was developed as a recommendation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Living Asheville. Urban Centers are [...]
Webpage also launched for assistance specific to Western North Carolina ncdps.gov/TSFred ASHEVILLE – FEMA has opened two Document Drop-off Centers — one in Buncombe County and one in Transylvania County — for survivors of Tropical Storm Fred to submit any required supporting documents for their disaster assistance application. Survivors may also register [...]