The Community Reparations Commission kicked off its first retreat by breaking into the five focus area groups. The smaller groups allowed for commission members to better get to know one another, as well as better understand what “reparations” means to individual commission members. It was also the first time the public could see the five individual [...]
Meeting Information: Friday, Sept 23 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Asheville Housing Authority Board Room 165 S French Broad Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
Communities across Buncombe County to consider the future of Pack Square Plaza, Asheville’s most central public space. The City of Asheville and Buncombe County will kick off the start of the Pack Square Plaza Visioning Project by launching an online Engagement Hub on the City of Asheville website Friday September 16, 2022. [...]
The Reparations Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, September 19, 2022 has been changed. Commission members will now participate in a Reparations Retreat Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24, 2022.
Ten of Asheville’s neighborhoods have been approved for matching grants of up to $5,000 to fund self-directed projects. In 2021, the City of Asheville launched the Neighborhood Matching Grants program to support three main goals: Build neighborhood capacity and increase civic participation; Empower neighborhoods to self-determine improvement projects; and Create and strengthen partnerships between the City and community groups For [...]
On August 23, Asheville City Council voted unanimously to move forward with the purchase and sale agreement of 319 Biltmore Ave, with Laurel Street Residential a Charlotte-based developer. Laurel Street Residential is among the very few black and female owned development companies in North Carolina. This sales approval is a milestone in the advancement [...]
What’s Up AVL! The City of Asheville’s bi-monthly radio show gives the community the chance to take a deep dive with City of Asheville staff and departments. Learn about different departments and what projects are taking place in your community. This week, the City of Asheville host Sam Parada sat down with City of Asheville [...]
The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward repairing the damage caused by public and private systemic racism. The task of the Reparations Commission is to issue a report in a timely manner for consideration by the City, County, and other participating community groups for [...]
The City of Asheville is thrilled to announce the participating artist list for Art in the Heart! For more information on the artists and their projects, visit Art in the Heart project on the City’s website.
The next meeting of the Community Reparations Commission will take place 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2022 at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Banquet Hall at 87 Haywood Street. The Commission meeting agenda is posted at this link. The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward [...]
As summer break comes to an end, teens can celebrate the start of a new school year with music, games, giveaways, dancing, performances, photo booths, and more courtesy of Asheville Parks & Recreation. Tha After Party: Summer Bash ‘22 takes place from 7-10 p.m. in Pack Square Park (80 Court Plaza) on Thursday, August 18. [...]
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 [...]
Since 2007, the City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA) has provided internship placement opportunities for area high school students in local government, businesses and nonprofits. Each summer, 38 are selected from more than 80 applicants from city and county high schools. In addition to workforce training at their selected job sites, the students also [...]
Asheville City Council approved last night, as part of Council’s agenda, the Strategic Partnership Fund Pilot Program awards and authorized the City Manager to execute grant agreements. Using Strategic Partnership funding, the City has provided $375,500 in pilot grants to nine different non-profit organizations to help address the opportunity gap for low to moderate income school-aged [...]
The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward repairing the damage caused by public and private systemic racism. The task of the Reparations Commission is to issue a report in a timely manner for consideration by the City, County, and other participating community [...]
The next meeting of the Community Reparations Commission will take place 6:00 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2022. Harrah’s Cherokee Center Banquet Hall at 87 Haywood Street.
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 [...]