Deadline nears for block grant and investment partnership applications

This year the Community and Economic Development Department of the City of Asheville is requiring an online Webcast for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program applicants to view prior to submitting an application for funding. Please sign-in and view the webcast any time between Dec. 9 and Jan. 1, 2016, by going [...]

Asheville homestay and short-term rental update: Regulation changes and active enforcement

Asheville has it all: urban life, outdoor adventure, art, food and culture … all packaged in a beautiful location with the perfect climate to enjoy them in. It is no wonder that we’re such a popular vacation destination. But like the rest of the country, Asheville’s residents and businesses have been struggling to figure out how [...]

City of Asheville names new Development Services Director

The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that, after a nationwide search, Wayne Clark will serve as the City’s new Development Services Director, effective Nov. 23.   “We are pleased to fill the critical Development Services Director position with such a proven leader. I am excited about the proven track record Wayne brings to us in [...]

New policy helps Asheville prioritize neighborhood sidewalk needs

Asheville has a lot of miles of sidewalk, and maintaining that sidewalk isn’t cheap. Many of the City’s new sidewalks are financed as part of a larger project, but as we continue to build our multimodal network, neighborhood sidewalks are an important piece to that network. Our larger projects often do not involve neighborhoods, so last [...]

Riverfront Office hosts drop-in Q&A at City Hall

Thursday, Sept. 17, and every third Thursday of the month, the City of Asheville’s Riverfront Office hosts open office hours where members of the community can drop in and find out what is going on with Riverfront development. Staff can answer your questions or provide you with an overview of what is happening now. Interested? The [...]

Asheville Innovation Districts designed to enhance smart growth

Asheville’s Innovation Districts are emerging platforms where public-private partnerships intersect with City infrastructure, designed to promote hubs where jobs and sense of place connect with community. The Innovation Districts were the topic of a Leadership Asheville Buzz breakfast panel discussion Aug. 18, moderated by Steph Monson Dahl, the City’s Riverfront Redevelopment Office Director. Asheville Mayor Esther [...]

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