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City of Asheville announces Chris Collins to serve as Planning and Urban Design Assistant Director

The City of Asheville, NC  is pleased to announce the Planning and Urban Design Department’s new Assistant Director.  Chris Collins was hired by the City’s Development Services Department in 2013. Over the past ten years, he led process improvements in stormwater, floodplain, erosion control, grading, planning, zoning and sign plan review, permitting, inspections and enforcement processes. [...]

Preliminary utility location for Carter Ann Patton Stormwater improvement project

City of Asheville updates on the Carter-Ann-Patton stormwater improvement project

Starting Sunday, September 17, at  7:00 p.m. contract work will begin that spans across Patton Ave. from the south to the north side. To ensure crew and community safety,  there will be a full road closure from N. French Broad Ave. down to N. Ann Street. This will take place at night only (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) to minimize traffic disruption and impact on area businesses and the community.  To further minimize impact, the area will be open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the duration of this phase.

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City of Asheville announces Stephanie Dahl to serve as Planning and Urban Design Director

Asheville City Manager, Debra Campbell, is pleased to announce that Stephanie Monson Dahl has been promoted to the position of Planning and Urban Design Director.  During her eighteen year tenure with the City, Dahl has demonstrated leadership in urban planning across many disciplines, including economic development, housing, land use, transportation, capital project planning, and parks and [...]

Local examples of Missing Middle Housing including an accessory dwelling unit (left), small apartment house (center), and townhomes (right)

City of Asheville seeks input from renters for Missing Middle Housing Study; Public workshop scheduled for August 4

In April 2023 the City began a Missing Middle Housing study to identify barriers that negatively impact the production of housing supply in Asheville. The term “missing middle” is meant to describe a range of house-scale buildings with multiple units that are compatible in scale and form with detached single-family homes, including [...]