This holiday season the City’s Sustainability Advisory Committee is supporting our community in finding alternatives for holiday gift sourcing. The Holiday Free Store is a fun “shopping” event that is good for your wallet and for the planet.
Did you know the animals that call the Nature Center home are generally more active during this time of year? Visitors can enjoy watching all the new additions encounter their first winter in Western North Carolina. Check out the WNC Nature Center’s holiday gift guide at wildwnc.org/gift-guide to see all the ways you can support the animals who call the Nature Center home, including symbolic adoptions and purchasing items from the Animal Wishlist and Holiday Giving Tree.
What’s up AVL: This week hear from City and County Justice Services System staff members Eric Jackson and Nicholas Bolet
What’s Up AVL! The City of Asheville’s bi-monthly radio show allows the community to take a deep dive with the City of Asheville staff and departments. You can learn about different departments and what projects are taking place in your community. This Week’s Guest: Office of Data and Performance Manager Eric Jackson and Buncombe County [...]
Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) issued a challenge for community members to make 2023 a record breaking year for Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and SilverArts. 45 participants advanced to the state games to compete against North Carolinians from Murphy to Manteo in a variety of events, bringing home 53 total medals – with 21 [...]
Good news for Downtown Asheville…four parking garages in the Downtown Central Business District will be receiving improvements: Harrah’s Cherokee Center, Wall Street, Rankin Avenue, and Biltmore Avenue garages. The improvements were identified in the comprehensive parking facility assessment that was completed in August 2023. The assessment identified select improvements and categorized by priority: Immediate Repairs – the [...]
The City of Asheville recently announced updates to its Outdoor Dining Program as applied to public space, and the application process is now open on the City’s Development Portal for 2024 permitting. Updates include the ability for businesses to apply for annual permits to utilize public on-street parking spaces as [...]
Due to reports of scheduled protests downtown, some City of Asheville facilities will close today, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. All facilities will re-open after the Veterans Day Holiday on Monday, Nov. 13. These closures include: City Hall at 70 Court Plaza City Municipal Building at 100 Court Plaza Public Works at 161 S. Charlotte Street Parking Services Building [...]
The City of Asheville, NC is pleased to announce the Planning and Urban Design Department’s new Assistant Director. Chris Collins was hired by the City’s Development Services Department in 2013. Over the past ten years, he led process improvements in stormwater, floodplain, erosion control, grading, planning, zoning and sign plan review, permitting, inspections and enforcement processes. [...]
The next meeting of the Asheville City Council will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2023. The meeting will be held in the Council Chamber on the 2nd Floor of City Hall, 70 Court Plaza. Please join us in person or virtually. Click on the agenda link to find out what's up for consideration and discussion.
The 2023 Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles, returns to downtown on Saturday, November 18, beginning at 11 a.m. Like any celebration, there will be impacts to traffic and parking. Get to know the parade route, and access streets to City owned parking garages so you can make the most of the day. But most importantly, come enjoy the day with your Asheville community and friends!
It has been many days since the Asheville area has experienced significant rainfall and we are at a high risk of wildfires due to weather conditions, low humidity and gusty winds.
In Asheville, home for the holidays is the best place to be! Explore Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) community events that connect neighbors and encourage locals to discover the spirit of the season starting November 9. These are just highlights with additional events throughout the city through the end of the year. Browse the [...]
In observance of Veterans Day, the City of Asheville offices will be closed Friday, November 10, 2023. Here is a look at how the City will be observing the day, and any impact to services. Veterans Day Ceremony This year’s Veteran’s Day ceremony, featuring keynote speaker Warren Dupree, a veteran serving in 2 wars, will take place [...]