Asheville City Council approves greenway contracts for projects to be built this year

  Two greenway projects got a green light from Asheville City Council this week. At their Feb. 25, meeting Council approved execution of contracts for: The Elsie’s Bridge Greenway Connector Project; and  Construction of a Reed Creek Greenway Extension.   The Council action paves the way for both projects to happen this [...]

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Asheville City Council approves pilot program designed to reduce discolored water following water line breaks or outages  

  As the City of Asheville works to proactively maintain and invest in Asheville’s water system, Water Resources will begin a pilot program this year to identify ways to enhance its flushing program as a tool to help mitigate impacts to our customers.   At their Feb. 25 meeting, City Council authorized execution of a $50,000 contract with [...]

Help shape Asheville by serving on an advisory board or committee

  Looking for a way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on a City of Asheville board or commission is a great place to start.   More than 250 people serve on 35 advisory boards and help guide policy decisions for the City of Asheville. Put your perspective, leadership [...]

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Asheville City Council to hold a work session on hotel moratorium

    In September, Asheville City Council approved a temporary moratorium on the approval of new hotels, which means that no hotel development applications will be approved for a year. The purpose of the moratorium is to allow the City time to further study the issues surrounding tourism and assess the impacts of hotel development, both real [...]

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Charlotte Street Road Diet construction beginning soon

  Initial phase will be sidewalk work   The construction phase of the Charlotte Street road diet is scheduled to begin in February and continue through May.   The first phase of construction will entail a lane closure as contractors reconstruct portions of the sidewalk on the north end of Charlotte street near Edwin Place. Once complete, repaving of the [...]

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City of Asheville launches AVL Collects to promote better recycling rate, help residents keep up with collection dates

    You’ve got a lot to remember between family stuff, work stuff, school stuff and all the other STUFF that crops up in life. How about something that makes your trash and recycling collection easier?   The City of Asheville’s Sanitation Division is pleased to launch the AVL Collects webpage and smart device app, available for Apple [...]

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Jake Rusher Park Improvements to begin this spring

  South Asheville residents can look forward to improvements at Jake Rusher Park this year as the Jake Rusher Park bond project moves into the construction phase. At their Feb. 11 meeting, the Asheville City Council authorized the City Manager to move forward with a $975,274 construction contract with Carolina Specialties Construction, a Hendersonville-based company. Located at 160 [...]

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Go behind the scenes with Asheville Fire Department’s Citizens Fire Academy

  The Asheville Citizens Fire Academy is designed to increase the community’s understanding and awareness of the Asheville Fire Department. This is an amazing opportunity for adults (18 years or older) who live and/or work in Asheville to learn about the philosophies, policies and guiding principles of the Asheville Fire Department and the services we provide [...]

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City of Asheville seeks developers for 319 Biltmore Avenue

  The City of Asheville’s Department of Community and Economic Development has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of 319 Biltmore Ave. The redevelopment seeks to provide affordable/mixed income housing and commercial uses in an area near transit, jobs and services. This site is part of the Affordable Housing Bond Initiative for high-impact [...]

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Community invited to come and view Haywood and Page Avenue design concepts

    The City of Asheville’s Haywood and Page Project team invites the community to participate in the next step of conceptual master planning for a pivotal City-owned site and it’s adjacent area in Downtown.     A presentation and work session is planned for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Center for Craft, 67 Broadway St., downtown [...]

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Celebrate Black History Month with Asheville Parks and Recreation movies, discussions and dinners

  In recognition of Black History Month this February, Asheville Parks and Recreation is producing a number of programs at community centers across the city.  All events are free and open to the public.   Feb. 7, 6 to 8 p.m.: Community Movie Night screening of “Selma” Location:  Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center, 285 Livingston St. Contact: 828-259-5483 or [...]

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Asheville residents invited to provide comment on pickleball courts

  The City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to provide their comments on a concept for designated pickleball courts at Recreation Park.  A drop-in public meeting will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Stephens-Lee Community Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave., Asheville.  Anyone interested in the proposed [...]