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 [...]

Asheville’s next Walkable Wall Street set for February 11

Event will have a theme of Love, Light and Community   Ready to experience downtown Asheville in a new way? On Feb. 11, the next installment in the Walkable Wall Street series happens. From 4 to 9 p.m. that day, the street will be temporarily closed to cars for a festive pedestrian experience. Walkable Wall Street is a collaborative [...]

Asheville street performers brochure provides guidelines

Asheville guitarist Adi grooves at the Flat Iron sculpture, one of two high-impact areas identified for the City’s street performers pilot program.     From string bands to celestial hammered dulcimer sounds, music emanates from many downtown Asheville sidewalks. So much so, Asheville’s street performer scene is part of our brand as a city. Now a new brochure [...]

Walkable Wall Street to kick off after Asheville Holiday Parade

As part of City and stakeholder efforts to improve public space management and placemaking downtown, a collaboration between the City, Wall Street merchants and Asheville Downtown Association called Walkable Wall Street launches on Nov. 19, the same day as the Asheville Holiday Parade. Walkable Wall Street incorporates a temporary closure to cars along the corridor [...]

Downtown Asheville update: 33-35 Page Avenue

On March 8, 2016, Asheville City Council voted to proceed with the demolition of a City-owned building at 33-35 Page Avenue.   The contractor began abatement work on August 3 to remove hazardous materials. That work is expected to be completed within the next one to two weeks. A fence has been installed around the property, including the [...]

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