Department of Planning and Urban Design releases Burton Street Architectural Survey

Over the past several years, City staff has been working closely with the Burton Street Community Association to aid in implementation of the Burton Street Neighborhood Plan, which was approved by City Council in 2018. The plan outlines goals and strategies aimed at preserving neighborhood character, among other priorities for the neighborhood. [...]

Stephens-Lee Community Center announces closures and relocations for October 25-30

As Stephens-Lee Community Center prepares to become the Haunted Castle on the Hill for Festival of Frights, some classes have been cancelled or relocated.    Purchase your tickets for Haunted Castle on the Hill to experience one of the area’s longest-running haunted houses.                         [...]

City of Asheville Fleet Manager Jake Klodt recognized for excellence in the industry

The City of Asheville is fortunate to have an entire staff of dedicated, experienced team members, working hard each day to bring its best to the community and keep day to day operations of the city moving.  We know we have amazing individuals working for our community, but it’s nice when those efforts are recognized outside [...]

The City’s Planning and Urban Design Department publishes the African American Heritage Resource Survey

The City of Asheville’s Planning & Urban Design Department, which oversees the joint City/County Historic Preservation Program, identified in recent years the imperative need for documentation of African American heritage resources within the city, and as a result initiated an architectural survey of historic resources specifically related to Asheville’s historically Black neighborhoods. After [...]

City of Asheville announces Ben Woody to serve as Assistant City Manager

Asheville City Manager, Debra Campbell, is pleased to announce that Ben Woody, who has served as the Interim Assistant City Manager since June, has accepted the position of Assistant City Manager.   Ben will carry out administrative duties while also assisting the City Manager with the direction and coordination of activities of assigned City department directors, as [...]

Burton Street Community Center celebrates Hispanic heritage on October 21

Burton Street Community Center (134 Burton Street) is becoming known for fun events that explore Hispanic and Latino heritage. From the quirky Cinco de Star War to monthly Latin cuisine classes with Chef Martina Valdez, the center has successfully struck a balance between creating authentic, welcoming spaces for Hispanic and Latino families that are [...]

City of Asheville celebrates Asheville Sister Cities 30th anniversary

The City of Asheville is happy to continue our participation with the Asheville Sister Cities International program.   ASCI is designed to promote peace, understanding, cooperation and sustainable relations with international partner cities.  Asheville’s sister cities are Vladikavkaz, Russia San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico Saumur, France Karpenisi, Greece Valladolid, Mexico Osogbo, Nigeria

City of Asheville invites you to experience the latest art installation for Art in the Heart

Art in the Heart is a way to unite, heal, and strengthen the community. The goal is to use art to spark conversation and ideas on how to make Pack Square Plaza –a central gathering place and hub of activity for the region– a place that reflects Asheville’s diverse community. The program [...]

Festival of Frights brings kooky fun and spooky chills October 21-31

Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) brings ghoulish greetings with its annual Festival of Frights starting on October 21. The series of events includes a toddler costume party, nighttime skating, creepy climbing, and trips through a haunted castle, a greenhouse of horror, and a trail of treats.   While Ashevillians can stop in for a spell at [...]

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