Food truck pilot program launches at 68 Haywood

  A mobile food vending pilot program comes to 68 Haywood this year!   With more than 75 food trucks listed as active in the Asheville area on ashevillefoodtrucks.com, offerings could be wide ranging — everything from tacos to gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.   It’s one of several temporary uses recommended by the Haywood Street Community Advisory Team, [...]

Video: Grand opening 14 Riverside Drive

The family of Osie W. Bacoate, teacher and a resident of the West End/Clingman Avenue Neighborhood, was recognized during the 14 Riverside Drive grand opening. The creek that flows under the building has been named Bacoate Creek, in her honor. She was also the mother of Matthew Bacoate Jr., civil rights activist and proprietor of the [...]

City of Asheville Customer Services phone line to change hours of operation

We’re changing our hours and changing the quality of service we provide you. Starting July 1, the City of Asheville’s main Customer Services phone line, 828-251-1122, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. From 8 to 9 a.m., our customer services representatives will be working on non-phone related customer requests such as [...]

City of Asheville offices to close Friday, March 25

City of Asheville government offices will be closed Friday, March 25, as part of spring break. City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed except for the Montford Recreation Center, which will be open for Fun Day Out. The following recreation facilities will be open: City parks, the Riverside Cemetery, Asheville Golf [...]

Keep fire safety in mind this holiday season

The holidays are filled with hustle and bustle and oftentimes people forget about the basics. The Asheville Fire Department is here to not only wish everyone a happy holiday season but a safe one as well. The following safety tips are helpful reminders to keep you, your family and your friends safe. Although AFD works 365 days [...]

City of Asheville to hold workshops on strategic event partnerships

The City of Asheville will soon be accepting proposals from qualified, nonprofit organizations based in Asheville and Buncombe County who wish to establish strategic event partnerships with the City for calendar years 2017, 2018 and 2019. Downtown After 5 is an example of an event conducted under a strategic event partnership, one in which the City [...]

Asheville government offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

  ART transit service suspended on Thanksgiving Day as well Asheville City government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Garbage and recycling collection will be suspended Thursday, Nov. 26. Customers with Thursday garbage and recycling (B week) collection will have trash and recycling collected Friday, Nov. 27. Garbage [...]

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City of Asheville launches new recycling webpage for America Recycles Day

As America Recycles Day approaches on Nov. 15, we tip our hat to the many Asheville households dedicated to sustainable living practices. And as a City we want to encourage everyone to get involved with this initiative. “America Recycles Day is a national initiative to learn about and highlight individual’s consumption and curb the amount [...]

TDA approves funding for greenways, soccer fields and WNC Nature Center enhancement

On Oct. 28, the Tourism Product Development Fund Committee voted to approve funding for a City of Asheville greenway project, and money that will benefit two City-owned facilities. The grants include: City of Asheville – River to Ridge Destination Development: $2.2 million requested; $1.7 million recommended to fund Beaucatcher Greenway, French Broad River Greenway, and Amboy [...]

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 [...]