Update: Proposed Open Space zoning updates postponed

Update, January 5 The agenda item, open spaces, has been pulled from the January 5 Planning and Zoning meeting agenda.    Original post, January 3 The City of Asheville Department of Planning and Urban Design is bringing development-related zoning updates to the Planning & Zoning Commission at 5 p.m. January 5 and then to the City [...]

Asheville Public Works responding to winter storm

  Duke Energy shares winter storm update, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 3 A message from Duke Energy: The high winds and heavy precipitation are still affecting large portions of the Carolinas and restoration will be hindered until conditions are safe to work in. Customers in the hardest hit areas, like Buncombe County, may need to prepare for extended outages.   Duke Energy [...]

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME applications are now open

    The City of Asheville’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Department is now accepting applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME, “Home Investment Partnerships Program” program.  The application process opened December 17 and closes at noon February 4, 2022.    CDBG and the HOME are federal grant programs through the Department of Housing and Urban [...]

City of Asheville announces winter holiday closings and ART bus holiday schedule

  City of Asheville offices will be closed Dec. 23-24 and Dec. 27 in observance of the winter holiday break. City offices will be closed  Dec. 31 as well.    The following City services will be affected by the holiday closures.   ART bus service Asheville Rides Transit (ART) holiday schedule  will be as follows: Service will be closed after 6:30 p.m. [...]

Asheville Police Department approved for recruiting firm contract

  Asheville Police Department Chief David Zack is pleased to move forward with a plan to enter into a contract with a national recruiting firm to help boost APD staffing, following approval by the Asheville City Council this week.    Asheville Police Chief David Zack “Asheville Police Department is excited for the opportunity to partner with [...]

Application deadline for Community Reparations Commission extended

    In response to residents requests, the City of Asheville is extending the deadline to apply to be a member of the Community Reparations Commission until January 15.    The opportunity to serve is available to all residents of Asheville and Buncombe County and can be found online.   ONLINE FORMS: Neighborhood Candidate Interest Form:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M6CG2MH Impact Focus Area [...]

Asheville City Council approves purchase of new ART buses with combination of federal, local funding

  Three new buses will be added to the Asheville Rides Transit (ART) fleet, under action taken by Asheville City Council. At their December 14 meeting, Council approved a resolution to purchase three 30-foot Gillig diesel buses to replace buses in the fleet as they near their useful service life. During the last five years, the City [...]

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