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Stormwater line replacement and temporary road closure on Hiawassee St.

Hiawassee St. between Rankin Ave. and N. Lexington will be closed until June 7. Stormwater crews will begin installing a new system to provide long-term functionality and reliability for stormwater management in that area.  All events at Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville will continue as planned: Real-time updates on available parking and event related street closures can [...]

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Removal of Vance Monument base to begin May 14

The process to remove the remaining Vance Monument structure at Pack Square Plaza will begin on Tuesday and last approximately two months. The contractor will begin the staging process on Monday, May 13. What to expect during the removal: North Pack Square will be closed to vehicular traffic throughout the removal process to allow for demolition to [...]

APR Innovators: Jay Houston

APR Innovators is an Asheville Parks & Recreation series highlighting team members going above and beyond to bring huge value to community members through knowledge, connections, and insight that come from a desire to create the best city possible through the power of high-quality recreation programs and safe parks that welcome everyone.   When did you [...]

Park Views: Carrier Park

This entry is part of Park Views, a weekly Asheville Parks & Recreation series that explores the history of the city’s public parks and community centers – and the mountain spirit that helped make them the unique spaces they are today.

Calling all Asheville homebuilders: Share your input on sustainability rebates

The City of Asheville is reevaluating its Sustainability Rebate Program and wants to hear directly from local home builders. The program currently provides rebates on permit fees for new or renovated one and two family dwellings built under the North Carolina Residential Code that include above-minimum state code elements like solar panels, energy efficiency upgrades, [...]

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Attend our popular monthly Homelessness Learning Series – May dates announced

The Homelessness Division of the City of Asheville Community and Economic Development Department invites members of the public to join them for an informative learning series focused on homelessness in our community.  This 3-part learning series, presented by Homeless Strategy Specialist Debbie Alford,  offers community members the opportunity to learn more about the causes, responses, [...]

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Progress continues on the downtown restroom project at College Street and Rankin Avenue

  UPDATE: May 2, 2024   Phase 1 is expected to be completed in early July. This phase includes: connecting utilities to the restroom location supporting site work  landscaping concrete work Safety on site and Parking Access Fencing is installed around the site to ensure safety on the premises. The contractor’s weekly site work ends on either Thursday or Friday, depending on construction scheduling. While the [...]