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Public invited North Charlotte Street drop-in meetings about road diet and zoning evaluation

  The City of Asheville will host two meetings on February 19 for the community to learn about improvements planned for North Charlotte Street, including the road diet and zoning evaluation for the corridor. The meetings will be held at the Jewish Community Center, 236 Charlotte St. A morning session will be held from 8:30 to [...]

Asheville’s zero-emission electric ART buses to be deployed this spring

  Testing and training going on now; bus preview to be held   In 2019, the City of Asheville will deploy five zero-emission electric buses for the City’s transit system, Asheville Redefines Transit (ART).   By committing to transit vehicles that are powered by electricity, the City will reduce fuels costs and dependence on imported energy resources. It will also [...]

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Asheville City Council rezones Patton Avenue property for new type of Duke Energy substation

Asheville City Council cleared the way for a new Duke Energy substation with a vote to rezone portions of 252 Patton Ave. and 28 Knoxville Place, during Council’s Jan. 22 meeting.   Duke has proposed the construction of a gas-insulated, high-voltage switchgear (or GIS) substation on the parcel that formerly served as a car dealership on [...]

Reminder: Fines for Asheville parking infractions increase Feb. 1

A new parking violations fine schedule will go into effect Feb. 1, 2019. Approved by City Council Nov. 27, the parking fine increases include the following:         Overtime parking at metered or non-metered spaces will go from $10 to $20.         A second or subsequent violation within a 24-hour period will rise from $20 to $40.         Loading/unloading zone violations will [...]

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UPDATED – Public Works treats icy road conditions in spots, some ART routes closed or detoured. Monday routes on Holiday schedule.

Local roads have ice forming on them with a light dusting of snow.  Asheville Streets Division is out treating icy roads as needed with straight rock salt at this time. Please be careful if you venture out.   Currently, Duke Energy is reporting approximately 375 structure affected by power outages in the Asheville area.   The Asheville Fire Department is [...]

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Duke Energy awards Asheville / Buncombe County with Power Partner recognition

  For its 25th consecutive year, Duke Energy has selected six outstanding organizations to receive the company’s prestigious Power Partner award. Duke Energy established the Power Partner award in 1992 to honor businesses and other organizations that achieve exemplary results in categories that include solutions innovation, community excellence, economic development, sustainability innovation and storm restoration.   The City of [...]

N Fork Reservoir
Prescribed burns coming to watershed to enhance and protect the resource, including water quality

    Maintaining a pristine water source means more than managing the North Fork Reservoir itself. It extends to managing the 20,000 acres of forested watershed that surround the North Fork and Bee Tree reservoirs.   A carefully crafted series of controlled burns will happen on the watershed over the course of coming years, beginning in February.   The controlled burns [...]

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Asheville Public Works crews prepare for wintry mix

  The National Weather Service has scaled back it’s snowcast to 1 inch possible in Asheville, with sleet and ice in the mix through Monday. Still, wintry weather seems likely to affect the Asheville area most of this weekend. In anticipation of the snowy or frozen roads this weekend, Asheville Public Works crews will begin applying [...]

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Crew to begin Skyview Place retaining wall repairs

The repair area on Skyview Place.   Work will begin Monday, Jan. 14, to repair and extend a retaining wall between Skyview Place and Sunset Drive.   That portion of Skyview Place has been closed since 2017, when heavy rains caused a slope failure.   The project will include improvements to the stormwater system on Skyview Place, designed to keep water [...]

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Art Ecologie wins Visiting Artist selection

Sample college project / rendering     The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that Art Ecologie featuring: Monique Luck, Flavia Lovatelli and Francisco Gonzalez has been selected as the inaugural Visiting Artist.   Art Ecologie’s has proposed to transform the area with a multi-dimensional cube installation of metal/wood and bright imagery representing the past and the future, at [...]

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City Council approves measure to control property tax collection costs

Controlling costs is not only smart for your budget, it’s also a fiscally responsible practice when it comes to managing taxpayer dollars.   A new agreement between Asheville and Buncombe County authorized by Asheville City Council during its Jan. 8 meeting reorders a property tax collection agreement. This change will help the City better plan for the [...]

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