Neighborhood profile: Parkway Forest

The Parkway Forest neighborhood is located on Asheville’s east side, across from the Charles George VA Medical Center. It is just minutes from I-40 and about 12 minutes from downtown.  Parkway Forest was built in the early 1960s by Pilot Construction Company of Greensboro. The property was originally an apple orchard and nursery. The original deeds [...]

Neighborhood Profile – Falconhurst

The Falconhurst neighborhood is located north of downtown West Asheville, bordered on the east by Louisiana Avenue, on the south by Haywood Road, on the west by Mitchell and Druid avenues, and on the north by Patton Avenue. The neighborhood owes its name to a gentleman named Falconhurst, who built one of the area’s first big [...]

City of Asheville to kick off River Arts District form-based code process

The City of Asheville will kick off the form-based code process for the River Arts District with a community meeting at 6 p.m. June 17 at the Grant Southside Center, 285 Livingston Street. Since the adoption of its 2025 Comprehensive Plan, the City of Asheville has recognized a need to grow more efficiently and sustainably. That [...]

East Asheville neighborhood meeting to be held May 18

The Neighborhood Advisory Committee of the City of Asheville invites residents and businesses of east Asheville to a neighborhood meeting Monday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 290 Old Haw Creek Road. Join the committee for an opportunity to hear updates on city services, express your ideas for improving your neighborhood and [...]

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 [...]

"for rent" sign in front of rental house

The long and short of short term rentals in Asheville ***Updated with Video***

Updated April 1, 2015: Watch video of the March 25 Short Term Rental forum, including staff reports and public comments, here: Original story below: Short-term rentals are a hot topic in Asheville right now. The rise of online services allowing homeowners to advertise their residences as vacation rentals has become a conversation in communities across the country, [...]

Asheville neighbors represent at 2nd Festival of Neighborhoods

The things that make Asheville great, and the changes we would most like to see, are most often found right outside the front door. That’s why neighborhood organizations can make such an impact both in their own back yards and city-wide. Building a stronger neighborhood network is one motivation behind the 2nd Annual Festival of Neighborhoods [...]

How leveraging funds earns Asheville more bang for the buck

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 [...]

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