Asheville Fed Cup update: Public viewing opportunities and kid tennis clinics

  Asheville’s first-ever Fed Cup is almost here! Fed Cup will be played at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, Feb. 10-11, on an indoor hard court. This is the first time that Asheville is hosting Fed Cup. Play begins on both Feb. 10 and Feb. 11 at 12:30 p.m. Team USA is set! It includes Venus and [...]

Asheville Regional Housing Consortium to meet with HUD on affordable housing

The Asheville Regional Housing Consortium will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Buncombe County Administration Building, 200 College Street, in the main floor conference room to discuss capacity-building for affordable housing in our region through the use of the federal HOME Investment Partnership Funds overseen by this Consortium and related initiatives.   The U.S. [...]

Food truck pilot program launches at 68 Haywood

  A mobile food vending pilot program comes to 68 Haywood this year!   With more than 75 food trucks listed as active in the Asheville area on, offerings could be wide ranging — everything from tacos to gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.   It’s one of several temporary uses recommended by the Haywood Street Community Advisory Team, now made [...]

Asheville ‘Festivals & Events’ guide connects small businesses to vending opportunities

  Asheville hosts a wide variety of special events and festivals across the City’s outdoor public spaces. A new booklet, “City of Asheville Outdoor Public Space 2018 Festivals & Events,” serves as a guide to 70 of the 200 or so of them. But it’s more than a listing of what to do on weekends in [...]

Demolition paves way for affordable housing project

Demolition on City-owned property to make way for affordable housing on Hilliard Avenue has begun. In June, Asheville City Council voted to approve a 64-unit apartment complex project aimed at alleviating the city’s severe lack of affordable housing. Quality, affordable housing is a key goal in City Council’s 2036 Vision statement. The resolution authorized lease of City-owned property by Kassinger [...]

Minority businesses can connect with large construction projects at Economic Summit Asheville

  You might say Asheville is in a construction boom. One look at our skyline alone shows towering cranes with workers bustling below, building, bringing the city to new heights. In response to this climate of large-level projects, the WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition — of which the City of Asheville is a member — will host Economic [...]

City of Asheville to co-host Affordable Housing Summit

The City of Asheville, along with partners Pisgah Legal Services and Buncombe County, will host the 2017 Affordable Housing Summit on September 29 at UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center. The 2017 Affordable Housing Summit will bring together developers, investors, planners, local government officials, and policy experts in a day of discussions designed to encourage creative and replicable [...]

Asheville City Council action advances pop-up uses at 68 Haywood Street

Pop-up events at 68 Haywood Street begin this month! First up is a classic car show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 26, put on by Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. The People’s Park Foundation will host Asheville history lectures on Monday and Thursday evenings, plus yoga and tai chi on Monday mornings. [...]

Asheville’s Solar Eclipse Festival designed to educate, celebrate and help people view safely

It’s going to be a dark day. But only for a short time. We’re talking, of course, about the solar eclipse Asheville (and much of the United States) will experience Aug. 21. According to the Astronomy Club of Asheville, the solar eclipse will begin at 1:08 p.m. The mid-point of the eclipse will happen at [...]

Asheville’s new Xpand Fest hits South Slope Saturday with a caution: Please move your car

Asheville band The Broadcast will be an Xpand Fest headliner.   Finding a parking place on Asheville’s popular South Slope is almost as coveted as that first sip of the latest local brew. Once you’ve landed, however, folks can browse from microbrewery to barbecue joint — even chancing on the occasional speakeasy-type dive. The cachet of the South [...]

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