chain link fence surrounding work site for new bathroom at College and Rankin

Progress continues on the downtown restroom project at College Street and Rankin Avenue

  UPDATE: May 2, 2024   Phase 1 is expected to be completed in early July. This phase includes: connecting utilities to the restroom location supporting site work  landscaping concrete work Safety on site and Parking Access Fencing is installed around the site to ensure safety on the premises. The contractor’s weekly site work ends on either Thursday or Friday, depending on construction scheduling. While the [...]

beauty shot of downtown Asheville shows downtown skyline against blue skies

Recent statistics show a year on year reduction in property and violent crimes

At the most recent Environment and Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, Asheville Police Department (APD) Chief Lamb and Captain Aardema updated committee members on city-wide crime statistics for the first quarter compared to the same quarter in 2023.    Good News in Crime Reduction The comparisons are positive according to APD data.  Statistics show an [...]

detour signs at pedestrian cross walks divert foot traffic as sidewalk works are carried out

Downtown Cleanliness and Safety Update – March 2024

There’s a lot underway to address the cleanliness and safety in downtown. If you want to be one of the first to know, we encourage you to sign up  to receive the newsletter.   Site Work Beginning for Downtown Restroom Project At the February 13 City Council meeting, council members approved resolutions authorizing the [...]