Asheville Fire Department (AFD) assigned firefighters today began a transition to the new Broadway Public Safety Station (BPSS) located at 316 Broadway St. Permission to occupy the new facility was granted on November 1, 2023. BPSS is a state-of-the-art facility designed to bring together the collective expertise of both the AFD and the Asheville Police Department [...]
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.
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.
City of Asheville announces date for public meeting to gather feedback on the Downtown Public Restroom project
The City of Asheville’s Capital Projects department is seeking public feedback on the Downtown Public Restroom project. The primary goal for the restroom facility is to provide a public restroom that is safe and accessible 24/7. This project is being funded with American Rescue Plan Act Funds. City Council voted at their May [...]
Explore Asheville Announces: McCormick Field Awarded First Debt Service Project Investment from Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority
The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) approved nearly $23 million in multi-year funding for the City of Asheville’s McCormick Field Centennial Restoration & Capital Improvements Project this week. This investment marks the first debt service project and the largest Tourism Product Development Fund (TPDF) investment ever granted. TPDF is solely funded through a lodging [...]
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 [...]
City of Asheville and Buncombe County announce dates for public to review the Pack Square Plaza Vision Plan and attend special events
*UPDATE* The Friday, July 28 meeting locations have been changed due to technical issues. The new locations have been updated under the respective event information for July 28 below. The public is invited to review and provide feedback on the draft Pack Square Plaza Vision Plan when it’s released by the City and County on July [...]
City of Asheville Awarded $3 Million Grant to Implement Community’s Vision In and Around Pack Square Plaza
The City of Asheville will receive $3,000,000 to reshape Pack Square Plaza and the gateway to The Block as described in feedback collected through the Pack Square Visioning Project in 2022 and 2023. The funding comes from the Mellon Foundation’s Monuments Project, a philanthropic “…commitment to give $250 million by 2025 to transform the nation’s [...]
The first phase of the sidewalk replacement project on Vermont Ave has been completed. Now that the tree removal of the 11 identified trees has taken place, the installation of new, safe, and accessible sidewalks will be completed this summer. The new sidewalk will be installed around the preserved healthy trees before [...]
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. [...]
Located in Asheville’s Southside neighborhood, Walton Street Park (570 Oakland Rd.) has served as the backdrop for many community events, birthday parties, and family celebrations since it opened in 1939. In 1948, Walton Street Pool opened in the southwest corner of the park. Since April, the City of Asheville and local nonprofit Southside [...]
Representatives from the City of Asheville’s Parks & Recreation and Capital Projects departments will present updates on the Phase II improvements to Memorial Stadium and Mountainside Park at upcoming community events. Community members can view project renderings and discuss planned improvements with staff members. As defined by City Council during its March [...]
At its June 28 meeting Asheville City Council passed the City Managers recommended budget with a 6 to 1 vote. The $217 million budget is based on internal work, community input and Council priorities, and reflects the long term strategies and continuation of the reimagining public safety process.
It’s an icon of the last century, City Hall’s last manual elevator. One of the last of its kind in North Carolina, the City honored Asheville’s past throughout the restoration, undertaking the task of making the bank of three elevator cabs safe, modernized, and ready to face the next century. Caretakers of our community’s past Asheville City Hall [...]
City of Asheville announces upcoming construction work on Carter, S. Ann and Patton (CAPS) this summer
The City of Asheville Public Works Stormwater Division will be launching construction on a project to improve stormwater drainage in the areas of Carter St, S. Ann St and Patton Ave summer of 2022. The project will bring much needed flood and run-off relief to the area, as well as allowing the City to undertake general [...]
As Asheville Parks & Recreation continues to enhance and improve facilities throughout the city, some construction projects are expected to temporarily impact nearby areas. The City of Asheville is dedicated to as little disruption to surrounding properties as possible.
The Asheville Fire Department hosted a Hose Uncoupling Ceremony (ribbon cutting) at Fire Sation #4 on May 18 to celebrate the renovations and opening of the station. Previously, the Asheville Fire Department’s Fire Station #4 shared operational facilities with Skyland Fire & Rescue. Due to the need for both departments to expand, AFD initiated a renovation [...]