Asheville holiday lights expand to Biltmore Village, Pritchard Park

  The City of Asheville is excited to announce it will partner with local organizations to expand the holiday lights program, newly named Local Lights.   The purpose of the program is to encourage families to visit commercial districts during the holiday season to eat, shop and enjoy holiday festivities.   The N.C. Arboretum continues to curate and install the displays, in tradition with [...]

Come learn about the City’s affordable housing bond progress at open house

Please note corrected date.   On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the City of Asheville will host an open house about the potential to create affordable housing on two City-owned properties. Everyone is invited to attend!   The drop-in style event happens from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Asheville Public Works Building, 161 S. Charlotte St., Room 109.   Asheville, [...]

City of Asheville to hold workshops on strategic event partnerships

    The City of Asheville will soon be accepting proposals from qualified, nonprofit organizations based in Asheville and Buncombe County who wish to establish strategic event partnerships with the City for calendar years 2020, 2021 and 2022.   Downtown After 5 is an example of an event conducted under a strategic event partnership, one in which the City [...]

US Fed Cup Team to return to Asheville in 2019

In a Oct. 30 press conference at the U.S. Cellular Center, the U.S. Tennis Association just announced that Asheville has once again been chosen as a site for U.S. Tennis Association 2019 first round Fed Cup Feb. 9-10. Tickets for U.S. Tennis Association 2019 first round Fed Cup in Asheville go on sale to the general public [...]

Interim City Manager updates community regarding West Asheville notices of violation

Update to the community from Interim City Manager Cathy Ball:   We wanted to provide an update on the Notice of Violation to Firestorm and Steady Collective. After careful review of the information, the determination that the syringe exchange program is most similar to a “shelter” as defined by the UDO stands and will not be revoked. As [...]

City of Asheville to open process for Civic Center naming rights

  ASHEVILLE — The City of Asheville is seeking interested parties for licensing agreements for the naming rights of the Civic Center, with the current naming rights licensed to U.S. Cellular Inc. as the U.S. Cellular Center. Staff’s goal is “to contract a licensing agreement with a notable company or individual that is culturally and socially [...]

CAYLA students spend summer getting valuable work experience

​Networking, meeting etiquette and career exploration are just a few of the professional skills that 37 Asheville area high school students are learning this summer. Their involvement in the City of Asheville’s Youth Leadership Academy ​(CAYLA) gives them opportunities for internships to help shape their education and career choices. Formed in 2007, the CAYLA program [...]

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 ashevillefoodtrucks.com, 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, [...]

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 [...]

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