Newly approved downtown bathroom facility improves downtown cleanliness and safety
The City of asheville is pleased to announce through a collaboration with the Downtown Association , and some quick holiday magic from local company Winter Star, Prichard Park is lighting up the night sky now through January 31, 2024.
Get involved in boosting The Block. Submit your proposal for Community Facilitator by December 11, 2023
Downtown Cleanliness and Safety News: Updates on the Carter-Ann-Patton stormwater improvement project
The Carter-Ann-Patton stormwater project continues to move forward. In a continued effort to keep the community informed, here are the latest updates. Trees were removed between N. Ann St. and Clingman Ave. These trees will be replaced with species more suited to thrive in an urban setting. Exploratory work at/around the French Broad and Patton intersection has [...]
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 [...]
Asheville Fire Department (AFD) assigned firefighters today began a transition to the new Broadway Public Safety Station (BPSS) located at 316 Broadway St. Permission to occupy the new facility was granted on November 1, 2023. BPSS is a state-of-the-art facility designed to bring together the collective expertise of both the AFD and the Asheville Police Department [...]
Asheville City Council approves changes to the Outdoor Dining Program, Enabling Streeteries and Maximizing Public Benefits
The City of Asheville is pleased to announce significant updates to its outdoor dining program as permitted in public spaces (streets and sidewalks) after City Council approval at their regularly scheduled meeting on October 24, 2023.
Starting Sunday, September 17, at 7:00 p.m. contract work will begin that spans across Patton Ave. from the south to the north side. To ensure crew and community safety, there will be a full road closure from N. French Broad Ave. down to N. Ann Street. This will take place at night only (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) to minimize traffic disruption and impact on area businesses and the community. To further minimize impact, the area will be open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the duration of this phase.
Beginning Thursday, August 10th, an additional lane and street closure on Patton Avenue will be initiated in an effort to allow stormwater crews to safely proceed with construction for the Carter-Ann-Patton Project. As work progressed on the project, the underground conditions resulted in the need to close an additional lane to maximize safety for the public [...]
City of Asheville announces date for public meeting to gather feedback on the Downtown Public Restroom project
The City of Asheville’s Capital Projects department is seeking public feedback on the Downtown Public Restroom project. The primary goal for the restroom facility is to provide a public restroom that is safe and accessible 24/7. This project is being funded with American Rescue Plan Act Funds. City Council voted at their May [...]
The City of Asheville and Buncombe County are documenting the community’s vision for a more equitable, accessible, and inclusive Pack Square Plaza, a social and economic hub for the region. You have been participating online and by attending community events to give us your ideas. Now check out the results! Ideas generated by the community can be [...]
City of Asheville and Buncombe County announce dates for public to review the Pack Square Plaza Vision Plan and attend special events
*UPDATE* The Friday, July 28 meeting locations have been changed due to technical issues. The new locations have been updated under the respective event information for July 28 below. The public is invited to review and provide feedback on the draft Pack Square Plaza Vision Plan when it’s released by the City and County on July [...]