Asheville’s next Walkable Wall Street set for February 11

Event will have a theme of Love, Light and Community   Ready to experience downtown Asheville in a new way? On Feb. 11, the next installment in the Walkable Wall Street series happens. From 4 to 9 p.m. that day, the street will be temporarily closed to cars for a festive pedestrian experience. Walkable Wall Street is a collaborative [...]

Asheville City offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Garbage and recycling collection schedules will continue as normal over the holiday. City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed with the exception of the Montford Centers, which will be open for Fun Day Out [...]

NC Supreme Court ruling allows City of Asheville to retain water system

The North Carolina Supreme Court has issued a decision. The decision indicates that the Court has overturned the original legislation which allows the City of Asheville to retain operation of the water system. City legal staff is currently reviewing the decision and will issue any additional information as it becomes available. The decision is posted on [...]

City of Asheville launches new small biz development tool

The City of Asheville is proud to announce the launch of Open Counter: Asheville, a web-based tool, designed to help small business owners understand the specific license, permits and requirements for starting their business in Asheville.   Informed by the City’s zoning and land use permits as well as building and public works processes, the [...]

City of Asheville partners with Waze travel app to add official traffic information

The City of Asheville today announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze (www.waze.com), a free, real-time traffic and navigation app crowd-sourced by drivers.   On its free mobile phone app, Waze users help each other outsmart traffic, informing each other in real-time if there’s a wreck ahead, an upcoming construction zone or whether a road is [...]

City of Asheville announces holiday closings

ART bus service suspended on Dec. 25, to operate on holiday schedule Jan. 1   Asheville City government offices will be closed Dec. 23, 26 and 27 and Jan. 2 in observance of the winter holiday break and New Year’s Day. The following is a roundup of services affected by holiday closures.   ART transit service City bus service will be [...]

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