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Brenda Mills appointed as Interim Equity and Inclusion Director for City of Asheville

  Asheville City Manager Debra Campbell has appointed veteran City employee Brenda Mills as Interim Equity and Inclusion Director as the City continues its search for a permanent director.    In her new role, Mills’ first priority will be to fill all Equity and Inclusion positions and focus on building a cohesive team to strengthen the solid foundation [...]

Asheville City Council approves updates to Noise Ordinance

  At their July 27 meeting, Asheville City Council voted to update the City’s Noise Ordinance with an aim to identify and prioritize noise concerns and develop clear and enforceable thresholds for noise generation.   The vote followed a year-long engagement, then a year delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As COVID gathering restrictions were [...]

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Asheville City Council votes to allocate $2 million toward Homeward Bound’s purchase of Days Inn for permanent supportive housing 

  In a continuing effort to partner with local agencies to mitigate the impacts of homelessness in our community the City of Asheville will help fund Homeward Bound’s acquisition of the Days Inn on Tunnel Road for permanent supportive housing for our homeless population.   At their July 27 meeting, Asheville City Council approved a [...]

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Asheville City Council clears way for donation of 2 City-owned lots for affordable housing

  Two single-family lots will be donated to the Asheville Buncombe Community Land Trust so that the organization can build deeply affordable housing on them. The single family homes to be built on each lot that will be permanently affordable to families at 60% and below the Area Median Income, at a target [...]

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City of Asheville joins Buncombe County in Homeowner Grant Program

    As a part of the budget process this year, City Council members directed staff to look into programs that could assist homeowners who may be struggling to pay bills, specifically property taxes.     At their July 27 meeting, Asheville City Council voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with Buncombe County to participate in the Homeowner Grant [...]

Splasheville is open!

Asheville Parks & Recreation is excited to announce that Splasheville, Asheville’s interactive splashpad located in Pack Square Park, has reopened to the public! Splasheville has been undergoing a complete rebuild since spring.  In addition to replacing the fountain’s infrastructure, including new plumbing, wiring, grating, and tiles, the system has been upgraded with new spray patterns and [...]

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Asheville City Council meetings continue in-person at Harrah’s Cherokee Center and will be streamed live online

  Asheville City Council will continue meeting in person at 5 p.m. July 27 and August 24 at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville Banquet Hall, 87 Haywood St.   City Council will  also hold an in-person work session beginning at 2:30 p.m. July 27 on the American Rescue Plan Act summary plan. Public comment is not taken [...]

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City Hall First Floor Conference Room audiovisual upgrades create more inviting experience for guests and staff

  While City Boards and Commissions were meeting virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, the First Floor North Conference Room in City Hall has received significant audiovisual upgrades.   Four large 86-inch flatscreen display screens for presentations have been added to the front and back of the room for ease of viewing, no matter which direction your seat is [...]

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Asheville Parks & Recreation announces ribbon cutting for Jake Rusher Park

    Asheville Parks & Recreation is pleased to welcome the community to the newly renovated Jake Rusher Park!   A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. July 24 followed by fun, games and activities in the park until noon.    Extensive community input informed the improvements to the park. The upgrades include new parking, [...]