Parks & Rec holiday programs: From Cookies with the Clauses to Parents Day Out

From cookies with Santa to community center holiday parties, Asheville Parks & Recreation offers opportunities for communities to come together for seasonal events. Here’s a roundup.   Cookies with the Clauses When/where: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road. Program: Fun, sweets and time with Santa will be a great way to get your family [...]

City launches inaugural Winter Lights Downtown

The Winter Lights Downtown display in Pack Square Park West features a sequence of 7 colors shining on 8 trees.   The City of Asheville launched an exciting new holiday light display this season called Winter Lights Downtown. The seasonally bright display is centered around the Vance Monument and Hoss Haley fountain area of Pack Square Park, [...]

Asheville voters approve bonds; now improvements can begin

When it comes to improving our infrastructure for transportation, parks and recreation facilities and affordable housing opportunities, Asheville voters made their mandate clear at the polls on November 8, Election Day. By an overwhelming margin, Asheville residents said yes to all three bond questions put before them on the ballot. The general obligation referenda will generate [...]

Interactive tool maps out proposed projects for Asheville bond referendum

Interested in where to find information about the City of Asheville’s proposed bond referendum? A new interactive tool maps out where the City of Asheville would make improvements under three bond referendums that go before voters in the Nov. 8 general election. The Proposed 2016 Bond Referendum Story Map guides voters through some examples [...]

Asheville City Council approves putting bond referendums to voters

Package would pay for transportation and recreation infrastructure as well as affordable housing projects   Asheville City Council voted to put three bond referendums totaling $74 million before Asheville voters in the November general election. At their Aug. 9 meeting, councilmembers voted unanimously to take the next step in getting the bond referendums on the ballot. The three bond referendums [...]

Video: Amboy Road’s flashing beacon signal

Notice anything different on Amboy Road? The flashing beacon pedestrian crosswalk signal has been installed! The “Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon,” or RRFB, has been installed near the Smoky Mountain Adventure Center. City Traffic Engineer Jeff Moore worked on this safety solution in partnership with NCDOT, Public Works Street Division and other City departments. In coming weeks, [...]

Asheville Transit seeking input on Route 170 to Black Mountain

The City of Asheville Transit Planning Division is discontinuing service to Warren Wilson College due to a loss of funding and considering other changes to the Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) bus Route 170 to Black Mountain.  Some of the other possible changes to the ART Route 170 include: Reducing the number of trips to Black Mountain. Changing [...]

City of Asheville Customer Services phone line to change hours of operation

We’re changing our hours and changing the quality of service we provide you. Starting July 1, the City of Asheville’s main Customer Services phone line, 828-251-1122, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. From 8 to 9 a.m., our customer services representatives will be working on non-phone related customer requests such as [...]

City has openings on Civic Center Commission and Haywood Street Advisory Team

The City of Asheville currently has openings on two committees. Have you ever wanted to make a difference? Have you wondered, “Can the City benefit from my experience and knowledge?” Do you want to have a voice in the City’s growth and future? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to take that initial [...]

Asheville neighborhoods invited to participate in ‘Plan on a Page’

For neighborhoods interested in participating in the City of Asheville’s upcoming Comprehensive Plan update we’re pleased to announce that there’s plenty of time. The contract for a consultant to guide the City through the process has not yet been awarded so neighborhoods have not missed out on any opportunities to participate in the process. Besides informational [...]

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