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.
In 2022 the Office of Data & Performance will advance it’s mission of utilizing data for more equitable outcomes through participation in several projects aligned with key City Council priorities including Reparations Data Support, Houselessness Data Support, American Rescue Plan Funding, Fiscal Year 23 Budget Process, Employee Compensation, and regular Progress Reporting.
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 [...]
We know it can be hard to find exactly what you are looking for on our City of Asheville current website. After several rounds of research, testing and analysis, we are now prepared to share a new beta web site — one that is much easier to use, more intuitive and [...]
We have gotten feedback that it can be hard to find what you need on our website, ashevillenc.gov. We want to better serve you. We are taking steps to reorganize the content and improve user experience. Who better to assist in this project than our own Asheville residents? Please participate in this
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The City of Asheville won the Technology Award for its SimpliCity search engine during the Code for America Summit Oct. 2 in Oakland, Calif. In the judge’s comments it was noted that “SimpliCity is a stellar example of how even the smallest in-house teams can deliver great digital services.” Launched in June, SimpliCity makes [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The saying goes that, given a big enough lever (and fulcrum to put it on), you can move the world. That’s a tall order, but it is true that leverage applied at the right place can make a big impact, and leveraging funding is helping make big changes in quality of life and economic development [...]