top of Asheville City Hall building

Removal of Vance Monument base to begin May 14

The process to remove the remaining Vance Monument structure at Pack Square Plaza will begin on Tuesday and last approximately two months. The contractor will begin the staging process on Monday, May 13. What to expect during the removal: North Pack Square will be closed to vehicular traffic throughout the removal process to allow for demolition to [...]

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 [...]

Bond-funded projects improve Asheville Parks & Recreation sites for community

In 2016, Asheville voters approved a $17 million bond referendum for major improvements to parks and community centers throughout the city. Most of these neighborhood investments are complete, increasing opportunities for community members to explore, connect, and discover. 

solar panels at Fire Station 10

City of Asheville shares data from new solar installation at Broadway Public Safety Station

The Broadway Public Safety Station on Broadway Street, even though not officially open yet, it is producing solar energy. This is the seventh City facility to include renewable energy production.  The Broadway Public Safety Station will produce approximately 77,386 kilowatt hours per year,  enough electricity to power 7 homes. 

grant center artist rendering

Celebrate the spirit of Southside at a block party and community center ribbon cutting on August 4

After years of neighborhood input, planning, and construction, Asheville’s Southside neighborhood has a brand new gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool, more community rooms for meetings and classes, outdoor basketball court, and spacious open areas to study and socialize at Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center, located on 285 Livingston Street.   Southside families and community members [...]

Picture of Haywood Street and sidewalk

City of Asheville to launch new Streetscape Plan requirement for Urban Projects

New process added to reviews for improved plans  To improve the City’s review process and ultimately improve outcomes in the public realm, the City is launching a new initiative to ensure complete and detailed Streetscape Plans are submitted for development projects in urban/mixed-use areas.  Public spaces are one of the most important public assets the city manages. [...]