Temporary uses and community programs will continue this spring and summer at 68 Haywood Street, a public gathering space across from the U.S. Cellular Center.
Baby bears are cute, mama bears can be fierce and both have emerged from their dens hungry. An increasing number of black bears live and roam around the City of Asheville, according to Colleen Olfenbuttel, Black Bear and Furbearer Biologist for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC).
City of Asheville government offices will be closed Friday, April 19, as part of spring break. Sanitation Services will not be affected by the closing, as no trash or recycling is collected on Fridays.
Energy Innovation Task Force to announce significant energy achievement, community innovation awardsApril 16, 2019
Working in partnership with Buncombe County and Duke Energy, the City of Asheville is pleased to announce an Energy Innovation Task Force press conference set for 11 a.m. April 18 in Pritchard Park. The Energy Innovation Task Force has some exciting news for our region to share!
How might you like our new fire station to look? The City of Asheville has launched a visual preference survey on a planned Fire Station 13. In this survey on Open City Hall Asheville, participants will be asked to select up to three images that illustrate their preferred design styles.
The Asheville Police Department both practices and encourages firearms safety. Beginning today, APD is making 200 gun locks available on a first-come, first-served basis. The locks are available at the front desk of the Asheville Police Department, 100 Court Plaza.
The first phase of ART Transit Station improvements are about to begin! On Monday, April 15, local contactor NHM Constructors will bring their crew in to mobilize for the stormwater drainage improvement project to the bus travel lanes and sidewalk.
Recent improvements to Asheville’s largest convention and entertainment venue, the U.S. Cellular Center, have included addition of flexible theater seating in the arena, a new sound and lighting setup and conversion of a storage room into a press / meeting room.
East Asheville will get a new library — in its same location — following action by Asheville City Council to authorize a land lease to Buncombe County for the library.
Prior to adopting the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget in June, each April City Council passes its fee adjustments. On April 9, Council adopted its Fees & Charges for FY 2019-2020.
An April 2 judgment in Buncombe County Superior Court affirms the City of Asheville’s right to prohibit motorized scooter services from operating in the City without permission.
The community is invited follow-up meetings to the Charlotte Street Road Diet on Wednesday, May 1. The meetings will be held at the Jewish Community Center, 236 Charlotte St.
Based on customer service calls and field observations by staff, the City of Asheville has found that most of the main water lines are now clear.
Water sample tests indicate municipal water remains safe for customer use and consumption. Testing was completed on samples throughout the entire system.
At a news briefing Tuesday, City leaders expressed sympathy to members of our community affected by recent water breaks and discoloration
City officials held a press briefing at 2 p.m. Tuesday, to update local press and the community on recent waterline briefs and discoloration affecting our community.
In the wake of a break and repair to a water supply line near the North Fork Dam earlier this week, Asheville customers have experienced discolored water. We also understand that while most of the system is clearing now that the line is repaired,
At their March 26 meeting, Asheville City Council unanimously reappointed current Asheville City Board of Education Chair Shaunda Sandford and Vice Chair Martha Geitner. Each of them will serve additional four-year terms to expire in 2023.
City of Asheville and Buncombe County Staff are working with a consultant to develop a roadmap to implement 100% renewable energy goals referenced in City Resolution 18-279 and Buncombe County Resolution 17-12-06
It’s budget season for the City of Asheville. From March through June,
City Council will work with City staff to review budget options, aligning Council priorities with available funding.
Work began about two weeks ago at John B. Lewis Soccer Complex to repair damages caused by multiple flooding events in 2018. And a resolution adopted by Asheville City Council during its March 26 meeting puts in place an agreement for shared financial responsibility for future maintenance at the facility.
As Asheville continues to develop and grow, the City of Asheville recognizes the need to revisit and update the current municipal ordinance governing noise in the City limits. To help guide the revision, City staff will engage residents, business owners, industrial, and institutional operators in a public process
Asheville’s Living Asheville Comprehensive Plan calls for strategies to honor the history and contributions of our African American community. So the City’s Planning & Urban Design Department is partnering with the N.C. Historic Preservation Office to undertake an architectural survey
Asheville Fire Department rolls out platform to better engage residents to prepare for emergency situationsMarch 21, 2019
The Asheville Fire Department has been working closely with technology partner First Due to release Community Connect, a website focused on protecting residents and their property in the most effective way possible during an incident or major disaster.
Repairs to a street that intersects Pack Square Park will require a road closure this weekend. From Friday through Monday morning (March 22-25), the City’s Streets Division will close South Spruce Street from Marjorie Street to College Street.
The City of Asheville affordable housing bond referendum seeks to make home ownership available to low and moderate income city residents and staff. City Council took a step toward making those funds available when they adopted a Down Payment Assistance Policy resolution during their Feb. 26 meeting.
After a competitive nationwide search, Mayor Esther Manheimer and City Council are pleased to announce that they have named Brad R. Branham as Asheville’s next City Attorney.
Funding approved by City Council will help the City invest in maintaining our streets and sidewalks. At their March 12 meeting, Council approved $691,194.40 in Capital Improvement funds for street repair projects and $317,687.50 in sidewalk rehabilitation work...
Looking for a way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on a City of Asheville board or commission is a great place to start.
A guide to special events, links to the matchups, parking information and more
Firestorm Bookstore, Steady Collective and City of Asheville reach agreement, notices of violation rescindedMarch 4, 2019
The City of Asheville has rescinded the Notices of Violation to Firestorm Bookstore and Steady Collective at 610 Haywood Road.
This Sunday, March 3, the Asheville Mardi Gras Parade returns to the South Slope.
A new fire station is planned for City-owned property on Broadway in the Five Points neighborhood. The City of Asheville will host a community meeting on March 11
A year after the launch of the Test Drive Program, it's time to celebrate the accomplishments of new startups and invite more potential businesses into the fold.
Share your priorities for implementing renewable energy.
Delivery of digital tools to make the permitting process more streamlined continues at the Asheville Development Services Department (DSD) with their latest release - an online application for residential building permits.
Asheville’s famous native son Thomas Wolfe had a cabin, a place of retreat near what is now Azalea Park in east Asheville. Built in 1926, it was the last place Wolfe called home in his hometown. He spent the summer of 1937 at the cabin.
The City of Asheville’s bike share feasibility initiative continues and has widened in scope to include consideration of electric scooters (also called e-scooters).
The City of Asheville will host two meetings on February 19 for the community to learn about improvements planned for North Charlotte Street, including the road diet and zoning evaluation for the corridor.
Opportunities announced for community to give input on candidate profile for Asheville's next Police ChiefJanuary 29, 2019
The City of Asheville is about to embark on a search for our next Police Chief, a search that will be open and accessible to the public and City staff. Community input will be sought through multiple outreach efforts and considered by City Manager Debra Campbell, who will ultimately make the hiring decision.
In 2019, the City of Asheville will deploy five zero-emission electric buses for the City's transit system, Asheville Redefines Transit (ART).
Asheville City Council cleared the way for a new Duke Energy substation with a vote to rezone portions of 252 Patton Avenue and 28 Knoxville Place during Council's January 22 meeting.
Put on your walking (and biking!) shoes and get ready to experience Asheville’s Wall Street for a fun, pedestrian and bike friendly festivities.
Packing peanuts cluttering up your life? What about broken appliances?These items don’t go in your regular recycling bin but you can responsibly dispose of them during Asheville GreenWorks next Hard-2-Recycle event, coming up April 29 at the City of Asheville Public Works parking lot at 161 S. Charlotte St.