Asheville holidays feature expanded Winter Lights Downtown and ‘upcycled’ holiday wreaths

Asheville’s holiday season sparkles a little brighter this year, accented by some fresh décor. The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that its Winter Lights Downtown partnership with The N.C Arboretum will not only continue for a second year, but also expand. The City is also working with the Arboretum and the Asheville Downtown Association [...]

Asheville buskers, performance artists featured during the next Walkable Wall Street

October brings great weather for strolling, browsing local shops and listening to street musicians. You can do just that and more this month during the next Walkable Wall Street. On Oct. 15, the Asheville Buskers Collective, Fringe Festival and Asheville Area Arts Council will come together for an afternoon of performances, music and interactive art making [...]

More downtown Asheville sidewalk improvements in store

Sidewalk improvements will continue to march up College Street with another project this month. On Monday, June 12, Asheville Public Works crews will begin sidewalk work on College Street from North Spruce to North Market streets. “This project will repair damage to the sidewalk and alleviate trip hazards,” said Jerry Yates, Asheville Streets Operation Manager. “Once the [...]

City of Asheville seeks applications for temporary programming at 68 Haywood Street

The City of Asheville has cleared gravel off the City-owned property at 68 Haywood Street and is making other modest improvements to make way for public access and temporary uses of this City-owned site. The City has now issued a “Request for Expressions of Interest,” seeking ideas for organizing temporary programs in the space. It [...]

Pop-up uses coming for City-owned downtown space

Asheville Public Works crews removed gravel from the site the week of May 22 to prep it for temporary uses.   Survey launched inviting input on a temporary name too   City-owned properties on Haywood Street and Page Avenue downtown, currently vacant, are being prepared to support flexible short-term uses. On May 23, City Council heard an update from Downtown [...]

May Walkable Wall Street event to serve as kick-off for Strive Not to Drive Week

Put on your walking (and biking!) shoes and get ready to experience Asheville’s Wall Street for fun, pedestrian and bike friendly festivities. The next Walkable Wall Street is set for 2 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, May 13.The third in a pilot series, this Walkable Wall Street marks the launch of events in Asheville for Strive [...]

Asheville Streets Division to start downtown sidewalk projects in May

The chipped bricks will be history soon on a portion of College Street sidewalk. An ADA-compliant concrete sidewalk will be installed instead, wider than the structure there for pedestrians now.   “We’re going to get as much width as we can,” said Jerry Yates, Asheville Streets Operation Manager. The hope is to transform the 8-foot-wide sidewalk closer [...]

Improvements coming to Asheville’s South Pack Square Plaza

South Pack Square Plaza will see some enhancements soon. What/where? The improvements to the plaza at the intersection of Biltmore and Patton Avenues are designed to improve the way people move through the area  and enhance its suitability as a popular location for street performers. They are part of City of Asheville’s public space management initiatives focusing [...]

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