Asheville community garden blooms and there’s room for more participation

Amanda Levesque, left, and  Clare Hanrahan check on plants at the Elder & Sage  Community Garden,  33-35 Page Ave., downtown. Planking and raised beds make the garden accessible to those in wheelchairs.     These two friendly words just seem to go together: community garden.   After all, you get two things out of it — community with like-minded people or neighbors [...]

Sculpture chosen for Lexington Avenue public art installation

The 15-foot-high new public artwork by Beatrice Coron will be installed at 65 N. Lexington Ave.   A thriving downtown Asheville street will become even more vibrant this year with the installation of a new piece of public art on Lexington Avenue.   The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that, after a competitive process, a metal sculpture entitled Lexington Life [...]

Asheville Police introduce online system for locating towed vehicles

  The Asheville Police Department is excited to announce a new online system for locating towed vehicles. If your vehicle has been towed by APD you can locate it by visiting www.findmytow.com and search by license plate or VIN number. The system will locate your vehicle and provide you with the following information: Impound date; Location the vehicle [...]

Asheville earns ‘SolSmart Gold’ designation for advancing solar energy growth

  Solar power is on the rise in the U.S. — and in Asheville. Here are steps the City is taking to encourage solar energy.   While solar makes up about 2 percent of the energy generated nationwide, the City of Asheville is working to remove barriers to this sustainable energy source. In the past year, the City’s Office of Sustainability trained [...]

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City of Asheville seeks applicants for 2 new boards: Human Relations Commission and I-26 Project Committee

  Do you want to have a voice in the City’s growth and future? Through a variety of boards and commissions established by Asheville City Council, citizens can provide input on the policies that shape their government and their City. Among board openings this month are those for two newly formed groups.   NEW: Human Relations Commission of Asheville (HRCA) HRCA [...]

Asheville’s larger development fees to rise, tennis center passes lowered

    City Council passes fee adjustments for the 2018-2019 fiscal year     With spring comes birds singing, longer days and — the City of Asheville budget season. Prior to adopting the 2018-2019 budget in June for the fiscal year, each April Council passes its fee adjustments. On April 10, City Council adopted its Fees & Charges for FY 2018-2019.     How [...]

Q&A: How Asheville’s Housing Code Coordinator can assist renters who encounter substandard conditions

Renting a home or apartment? The City of Asheville can be a resource if you encounter substandard housing. The City’s Housing Code Coordinator investigates complaints about violations of the Minimum Housing Code.   Recognizing that most landlords or property managers maintain rental units properly, the Housing Code Coordinator can help a renter who encounters a building problem get resolution. [...]

What do you want to know, Asheville? Just ask newly upgraded SimpliCity 2.0 search tool

    From trash collection days to crime, from properties to neighborhoods, Asheville residents have been able to look up local data by address on SimpliCity since it launched in 2015.   Now, with SimpliCity 2.0, residents can access even more information, including integrated topic dashboards like the City budget and capital and bond projects, with many more to [...]

Multiple Asheville paving projects get under way this spring

Bond and Capital projects combine for increased resurfacing of City streets   The month of March brings highly anticipated warmer weather and the first day of spring. For Asheville Public Works, this spring also ushers in paving season as never before. Thanks to the bond referendum passed by Asheville voters in November 2016, the City’s investment in many [...]

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