College Street closures starting April 23, 2023

The Public Works Streets Division will have a contractor paving College Street from the S. Charlotte Street intersection into the traffic circle beginning on the evening of Sunday, April 23.   The work will take place primarily between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. for minimal traffic disturbances and will last approximately 4 nights. There will be a [...]

Climate Justice Data Map provides valuable information during water outage

Climate Justice tools and resources can help operationalize lessons and information gathered in “clear skies” times to react and respond with informed, data driven actions during times of stress and crisis. Reports and data sets from the multi-year process of analyzing Asheville’s climate threats and assets, interviewing community members and hosting community conversations culminated in [...]

April is Food Waste Reduction Month in Asheville!

City of Asheville partners with Food Waste Solutions WNC to celebrate and promote food waste reduction with a month-long social media campaign and Taste It, Don’t Waste It! chefs cook-off event Each year, an estimated 57,500 tons of food is wasted in Buncombe County — that’s about one-quarter of the county’s commercial and residential landfill waste. To [...]

Pardon our dust: Sidewalk works near Court Plaza

The City of Asheville Street division of Public Works will be temporarily closing a lane on Court Plaza in front of the Buncombe County Courthouse this week starting Tuesday, April 11, 2023.   The temporary closure is projected to last until Thursday, April 13.  This is part of continuing sidewalk and curb access improvements.  To carry out [...]

Asheville Asks: Does the City offer programs for litter collection?

The City of Asheville now offers several programs for litter collection within city limits. Additional litter collection services will make a positive impact on the general cleanliness of our community and lessen any potential negative effects of debris and waste on our environment.   Central Business District Cleanliness A downtown cleanliness contract has been in existence since 2013. [...]

College/Patton Multimodal Community Input event on April 19, 2023

The City of Asheville requests input from the community regarding the  College Patton Bike Lane Project. The primary objective of this project is to increase multimodal connectivity, which includes expanding dedicated bicycle infrastructure throughout the city’s urban core. The City would like input from the community on the most recent draft [...]

Municipal Climate Action Plan adopted by City Council

At the March 28 City Council meeting, City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Municipal Climate Action Plan (MCAP). The Municipal Climate Action Plan officially updates the City’s 2009 Sustainability Management Plan with updated and newly adopted resolutions around climate mitigation and adaptation. This plan supports City Council’s 2036 vision to create [...]

City of Asheville announces third phase of Neighborhood Matching Grants; Applications up to $5,000

The third phase of Neighborhood Matching Grants is open for applications, bringing City investments into Asheville’s neighborhoods.   Applications will be accepted from March 27 to May 27, 2023. Neighborhood organizations can apply for up to $5,000 in funds which they will then match through volunteer time, fundraising and in-kind donations.  The Neighborhood Matching Grant program was created [...]

City of Asheville congratualtes Asheville Fire Department recent graduates

After several months of firefighter training that was both mentally and physically challenging, 21 new recruits of the Asheville Fire Department graduated to join  with firefighters currently serving the Asheville community.  March 23 was graduation night for these members.   But before ceremonies and celebrations, came the hours of hard work and a committment to the dedication required [...]

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