City of Asheville completes aggregated solar project

Recently the City of Asheville “flipped the switch” on a photovoltaic array, commonly known as solar panels, at the Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center on Shiloh Road. This is the fifth City facility to include onsite renewable energy production. This completes the City’s portion of projects included in the joint initiative to install solar panels on City of Asheville, Buncombe County, Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County Schools and AB-Tech facilities. 

Public invited to follow-up session on North Charlotte Street for Road Diet Project

  City also launches online survey on zoning overlay   The community is invited follow-up meetings to the Charlotte Street Road Diet on Wednesday, May 1.  The meetings will be held at the Jewish Community Center, 236 Charlotte St. A morning session will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m., with an evening session set for 5:30 to 7 p.m.   These [...]

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 [...]

Asheville earns Municipal Innovator award for Open Data portal

The City of Asheville was named Municipal Innovator during this month’s North Carolina Digital Government Summit in Raleigh. The award recognizes the City’s updated open-data portal, data.ashevillenc.gov. The N.C. League of Municipalities nomination reads: “It (open-data portal) provides the public an array of useful, downloadable information, from crime locations to flood maps to demographics to a [...]

Asheville chosen as an AT&T GigaPower city

AT&T announced that Asheville will be among cities where AT&T plans to to expand the availability of ultra-fast speeds through AT&T GigaPower to homes, apartments and small businesses. AT&T’s GigaPower is described as an “ultra-fast Internet service.” Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second over the AT&T GigaPower network let you instantly access the latest online [...]

Lake Craig/Azalea Road improvements celebrated at kick-off event

The crowd that gathered atop the new Azalea Road Bridge on April 18 to celebrate the completion of phase one of the Lake Craig/Azalea Road improvement project was made up of adults and kids alike. Many wore soccer jerseys and, following the kick off event, would continue on to the John B. Lewis Soccer [...]

Neighbors and City collaborate to reduce speeding

Like many streets in Asheville, Macon Avenue has a speeding problem. The corridor through the Grove Park – Sunset Mountain Neighborhood sees some 7,000 vehicles from a combination of residential, cut-through and tourist traffic each day. Unfortunately, many of these drivers exceed the speed limit through the residential area, a dangerous practice magnified the presence [...]