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City of Asheville publishes Affordable Housing Guide

    One of the most significant barriers to economic prosperity for America’s lowest-income families is the lack of decent, accessible, and affordable homes. Research shows that when people have stable homes that they can afford, they are better able to find employment, achieve economic mobility, age in place, perform better in school, and maintain improved health.    The [...]

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Get ready to stop in all directions on Depot Street

  An all-way stop is coming to a congested intersection in the River Arts District. The Asheville Transportation Department will install a new all-way stop at the intersection of Depot and Bartlett streets. “The installation will include adding stop signs to the Depot Street approaches with LED flashing borders and a crosswalk across Depot Street and Bartlett Street,” [...]

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Asheville Police share winter holiday safety tips to deter crime

  Asheville Police Department   This holiday season, don’t let the spirit of giving lull you into giving thieves a chance to do their dirty work. Homes jam-packed with glittering gifts. Stores, malls, and downtown streets teeming with unsuspecting shoppers. People rushing around, stressed out and careless, looking for last-minute gifts, trying to get everything done. It’s enough [...]

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City of Asheville releases final report on 100% Renewable Energy Initiative

The City of Asheville is one of 19 local governments within the State of North Carolina committed to setting renewable energy goals. The City partnered with Buncombe County staff to engage a consultant, The Cadmus Group, to develop a road map to implement City Council’s 100% Renewable Energy goal. Following months of discussion and [...]

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Water transmission line tie-in project completed!

  Asheville Water Resources’ final water transmission line tie-in was completed the weekend of Nov. 22-24 with no impacts to our customers. Thank you for your patience during this massive 7-month installation to better protect our community from water loss during extreme weather events.   We are more sustainable and resilient as a community, with the completion of this [...]

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Asheville Fire Department: Thanksgiving leading day for house fires; here are tips to prevent them

  As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer from fire.   Top 10 safety tips Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep [...]

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Video: How to pay your Combined Utility Statement with Utility Express Pay

  The City of Asheville recently launched a new online payment portal, Utility Express Pay. Even if you were registered for online payments before, you will need to register for the new Utility Express Pay as the City has transitioned to this new payment system. This video tutorial will walk you through registration.   For more information, visit this [...]

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Package theft prevention tips from the Asheville Police Department

    It’s the time of year for holiday cheer! These days, many people are ordering gifts online, meaning packages are often delivered to the house when residents aren’t home. Unfortunately, unattended packages can be a target for thieves, also known as porch pirates. Take these steps to safeguard your packages from theft.   Consider arranging to have packages delivered to neighbors who [...]

City of Asheville offices close for Thanksgiving holiday

    ART bus service suspended on Thanksgiving Day as well   Asheville City government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is a roundup of City service holiday schedules.   ART bus service ART bus service will be suspended Nov. 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Thanksgiving is [...]

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Asheville Open Tennis Tournament wins state award

  The Asheville Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to announce that the 2019 Asheville Open Tennis Tournament is the recipient of the United States Tennis Association – North Carolina chapter Tournament of the Year Award in the Adult/Senior category.    A Tournament of the Year Award is given in recognition of “a USTA [...]

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City of Asheville asking for input on community development needs

  The City of Asheville is working on its Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs.   Every five years, the Community Development staff works with community stakeholders [...]

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Haywood Streetscape Improvement project moves forward with construction contract, anticipated to begin in January

    The Haywood Streetscape Improvement project is another step closer to construction, following City Council’s Nov. 12 authorization to execute a contract with Tennoca Construction Company as well as a memorandum of understanding with the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) of Buncombe County for cost sharing.   This project includes sidewalk replacement, street resurfacing, stormwater improvements, sanitary sewer replacement [...]

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