Rebecca Cipriano, Project Manager

A playground for all: In the sandbox with Murphy-Oakley Community Center’s inclusive playground designer Rebecca Cipriano

Rebecca Cipriano is a project manager in the Construction Division of the City of Asheville’s Capital Management Department. With a focus on parks and playgrounds, channeling play is part of Rebecca’s everyday life on the job.  Outside of the slides, swings and monkey bars, hard work and expertise are also required in order to deliver [...]

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Paving on Fairview Road to begin June 17

Starting the week of June 17, Tarheel Paving and Asphalt will begin paving operations on Fairview Road. The project, aimed at enhancing the road’s infrastructure, will kick off with milling, followed by utility adjustments. To minimize disruptions, Tarheel Paving and Asphalt plans to work diligently, with operations slated from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through [...]

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Calling all Asheville homebuilders: Share your input on sustainability rebates

The City of Asheville is reevaluating its Sustainability Rebate Program and wants to hear directly from local home builders. The program currently provides rebates on permit fees for new or renovated one and two family dwellings built under the North Carolina Residential Code that include above-minimum state code elements like solar panels, energy efficiency upgrades, [...]

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Construction for Patton Ave Sidewalk Accessibility Improvements will begin on March 12th

After several months of diligent preparation and engagement with directly impacted businesses and residents, construction for the first phase of work for the Patton Ave Sidewalk Accessibility Improvements project will begin on Tuesday, March 12th. The work will entail the removal and replacement of existing sidewalks and trees to create an ADA-accessible [...]

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North Carolina mayors urge Biden administration to finalize the strongest possible emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles

Today, 75 mayors – including the mayors of Asheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham and Greensboro in North Carolina – sent a letter urging the Biden administration to finalize the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) strongest proposed rule for the GHG Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles – Phase 3 rule (HDV rule). The HDV rule would [...]

Sustainability Advisory Committee invites community to Holiday Free Store

This holiday season the City’s Sustainability Advisory Committee is supporting our community in finding alternatives for holiday gift sourcing.  The Holiday Free Store is a  fun “shopping” event that is good for your wallet and for the planet.