Asheville’s larger development fees to rise, tennis center passes lowered

    City Council passes fee adjustments for the 2018-2019 fiscal year     With spring comes birds singing, longer days and — the City of Asheville budget season. Prior to adopting the 2018-2019 budget in June for the fiscal year, each April Council passes its fee adjustments. On April 10, City Council adopted its Fees & Charges for FY 2018-2019.     How [...]

New date announced for Carrier Park Velodrome ribbon-cutting

PLEASE NOTE: With snow and frigid temps in the forecast for Wednesday, the Velodrome ribbon cutting has been rescheduled to March 28.   Bicyclists, get ready! The Carrier Park Velodrome reopens this month. The Carrier Park Velodrome improvements began in July and are now complete. To celebrate, the City of Asheville will host a ribbon cutting at 4:30 [...]

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City Finance Committee to hold special meeting, reschedules regular meeting

  The City of Asheville Finance Committee will hold a special meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 7 in the first floor conference room of City Hall to continue discussions regarding the Aston Park Tennis Center. Anyone unable to attend this special meeting will be able to make comments on Open City Hall Asheville, ashevillenc.gov/OpenCityHall from 8:30 a.m. [...]

U.S. Tennis Association pledges $35,000 to Asheville’s Aston Park Tennis Center

  Following its successful and sold out Fed Cup Asheville debut this past weekend, the U.S. Tennis Association announced that it will donate $35,000 for improvements to the Aston Park Tennis Center.   The grant is through the USTA’s legacy program. Started more than a decade ago, the program is designed to leave a lasting mark in the communities [...]

Asheville snow aftermath: ART buses running, streets cleared

    The snow that dumped 2 to 3 inches on the Asheville area Wednesday continued its impact on ART bus service this morning but all routes are now running. Motorists heading out this morning were cautioned to beware of black ice that may have formed on treated City streets overnight. The good news: Virtually all streets maintained [...]

Wednesday Asheville snow updates: Icy streets, parking garages free and more

Hazardous weather persists in the Asheville area. Many streets are still snow and ice covered and may re-freeze tonight.  Motorists advised to use extreme caution when traveling. Winter weather advisory conditions for tonight call for for black ice and severe wind chills.  Frostbite on exposed skin can occur within 30 minutes.   With 3 inches  of snow and [...]

City of Asheville 2018 initiatives: What to look for in the new year

  With a new year comes new programs, facility improvements and projects to improve our community. Here’s a look ahead at Asheville City government initiatives in 2018. We couldn’t get the list down to 10 items so here are a dozen to look for in the coming year.       New, more diverse City Council   Asheville City Council 2018: Standing, left to right, are Keith Young, [...]

2017 in review: Bonds and RADTIP get off the ground, equity initiative begins and more

With 2017 nearly in the books, it’s time to take stock of City of Asheville initiatives and developments from the past year. Here are 10 initiatives that your City government got off the ground in 2017. We’ll have 2018 initiatives to look for in another roundup Jan. 1.   Bond projects began In November 2016, Asheville voters approved $74 million [...]

New sod coming to Pack Square Park

      In an ongoing effort to keep the Roger McGuire Green…well, GREEN, the City of Asheville is going to resod Pack Square Park in December this year instead of January. Work will begin Dec. 4 to replace sod on the Roger McGuire Green and Reuter Terrace in Pack Square Park. The sod that was replaced in winter 2017 [...]

Parks & Recreation holiday events: From A Winter’s Tail to movie night

From Breakfast with Santa to community center holiday parties, Asheville Parks & Recreation offers opportunities for communities to come together for seasonal events. Here’s a roundup.   A Winter’s Tail When/where: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at the WNC Nature Center, 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville. Program: Come and join the holiday fun at the Nature [...]

Pritchard Park improvements add historic character to downtown

Have you walked through Pritchard Park lately? The improvements are done and the park has a new look.   “Pritchard Park now looks similar to how the park was originally conceived and landscaped,” said Al Kopf, Asheville Parks & Recreation Planning & Development Superintendent.   This urban oasis is newly planted with lush greenery accented by a low protective [...]

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