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Asheville City Council clears the way for ART Station renovation to begin

  Earlier this year, the City of Asheville announced a two-phase ART Transit Station improvement project. The first phase, completed in the first half of the year, replaced the stormwater drainage system in the bus travel lanes and sidewalk. The next phase, renovation of the ART Station itself, is about to begin!   At their July 23 meeting, [...]

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City Council invests in our community through capital improvement and bond project funding approval

Bond and capital projects approved by City Council July 23 reflect an array investments the City is making to provide for  a more pedestrian-safe community. They also incorporate a parks bond project, one of many park projects under way as part of the bond program that enrich our quality of life.   Under the consent agenda, Council [...]

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Parks & Recreation to host community meeting about Mountainside Park and Memorial Stadium improvements

  Asheville Parks & Recreation Department is entering the design phase of the proposed improvements to the Mountainside Park and Memorial Stadium bond project.   A community meeting to gauge support for the planned improvements will be held Aug. 1 at Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave. There will be two drop in sessions: 11 a.m. [...]

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Crane installation to involve lane closure leading to Civic Center Parking Garage

  First, the good news: The U.S. Cellular Center is getting a new air conditioning system.   Now, the other news: A big crane will go up to get the new HVAC system on the roof.   How does this affect you? During the assembly of the crane boom, one lane of Vanderbilt Place will be closed. The Civic Center [...]

City of Asheville to hold open house about New Leicester Highway sidewalk project

    Sidewalks are coming to New Leicester Highway as part of the City’s bond program. The City of Asheville will be building a sidewalk from New Leicester Highway at Patton Avenue out to the City limit around 396 New Leicester Highway.   No sidewalk currently exists in this area. Installation of a sidewalk will provide pedestrian safety in [...]

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Asheville residents invited to review design concepts for Thomas Wolfe Cabin site

    Everyone is invited to join the City of Asheville and a design planning team to provide feedback on the vision for the Thomas Wolfe Cabin site in Oteen. The planning team has prepared two design concepts based on a site reconnaissance study and initial community input received this past spring. Now the City is ready to [...]

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Plan submitted to City for repair of Merrimon Avenue sinkhole

  Update: City issues Notice of Violation On July 26, the City of Asheville issued a Notice of Violation to New Day Properties, owner of 1010 Merrimon Ave., and the contractor HNH Construction Co. regarding offsite sedimentation from the sinkhole and failure to protect property. The NOV states that the parties cited have been “pumping stormwater and [...]

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Ribbon cutting set to celebrate bond-funded improvements at Tempie Avery Montford Center

  The City of Asheville is excited to announce a ribbon cutting to celebrate improvements to the Tempie Avery Montford Center, 34 Pearson Drive.  The event will take place at noon July 18. The bond-funded facility improvements began with a groundbreaking in July 2018 and include a new parking area and entry plaza, a new playground and [...]

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Click here for lots of City of Asheville service information

    Navigating local government can be confusing. Especially when you’re trying to figure out who to call regarding a street or traffic issue. They go to two different departments. The Transportation Department handles the flow of traffic, such as crosswalks and traffic signals or signs. The Streets Division handles the surface conditions, like potholes and resurfacing.   To help, here [...]

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City of Asheville asking for feedback on its parking garages

  The City of Asheville Parking Services works toward continuous improvement to provide convenient, safe, clean, and accessible public parking for the downtown and other selected areas. Parking Services works to maintain, improve, and increase parking opportunities to meet the challenges of growth and continued development in Asheville.   As part of continuous improvement the City is asking [...]

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Visiting Artist Project: Community input/design workshops announced for Celebrating African-Americans Through Public Art project

  The City of Asheville, in partnership with Art Ecologie and adé PROJECT, will host four community workshops to help in the completion of a mural and two installations representing the legacy and memories of THE BLOCK.  Residents are invited to become part of the artistic process. The final piece will be unveiled in September during the Goombay [...]

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City of Asheville hires new Transit Planning Manager as implementation of Transit Master Plan begins 

    The City of Asheville is pleased to announce a new Transit Planning Manager is now on board. The Transit Planning Manager is positioned to guide ART bus improvements, including implementation of the new Transit Master Plan. Eunice Lovi comes to the City of Asheville with more than a decade of transit management [...]

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Asheville recognized for Blue Horizons project in national climate awards

  Asheville’s Blue Horizons Project earned the City an Honorable Mention in the Mayors Climate Protection Awards announced at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Honolulu today.   Mayor Esther Manheimer is a participant in this climate consortium made up of mayors across the nation.   The Blue Horizons Project works to reduce the region’s peak [...]

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Building next to Merrimon Avenue sinkhole posted as unsafe for occupancy

  Updated information, July 9: The City of Asheville received confirmation that the sinkhole at 1010 Merrimon Ave. is definitely the jurisdiction of NC Department of Environmental Quality and the Army Corps of Engineers. City staff has contacted both agencies to ensure they are aware of the situation. On the City side, our Development [...]

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City attorney to outline legal options regarding district elections during Asheville City Council worksession

Update Thank you to everyone who came out to the July 2 Asheville City Council worksession on municipal election districts. For those of you who missed it but would still like to review the information session and following discussion it is archived on the City of Asheville YouTube channel at this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofAsheville To [...]

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