Veterans ride free on ART buses for Veterans Day

To honor the service of our veterans, the City of Asheville invites veterans to ride all Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) routes FREE for Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. When boarding a bus, a veteran simply will be asked to show a valid military identification (ex. V.A.I.D. card, active military I.D., retired military I.D. or D.D. 214 form) [...]

Neighborhood Profile – Carney Place

Carney Place, a Habitat for Humanity community in West Asheville, was built from early 2011 through late 2013. The 22 Habitat houses line all of Trellis Court and a portion of Brotherton Avenue. The name Carney Place was chosen by one of Habitat’s donors in honor of his family home in Alabama.   A Habitat neighborhood is [...]

Victoria Road to be repaved, most of the work done nights and weekends

After recently upgrading water mains to enhance fire safety along Victoria Road, the City of Asheville has started the next phase of infrastructure improvements to the area, which will include repaving the road.   Prior to the paving is work to improve existing stormwater infrastructure. This work will be completed during daytime hours. Lane closures are expected [...]

Sustainable consumption: What you can do to help reach for Zero Waste

This article comes from the City of Asheville Office of Sustainability.      Have you ever wondered if there is a way that you can help the planet through your purchases and service choices? Well wonder no longer, sustainable consumption is the way to go!     What is sustainable consumption? Sustainable consumption is a way in which we take into account [...]

Asheville City Council approves putting bond referendums to voters

Package would pay for transportation and recreation infrastructure as well as affordable housing projects   Asheville City Council voted to put three bond referendums totaling $74 million before Asheville voters in the November general election. At their Aug. 9 meeting, councilmembers voted unanimously to take the next step in getting the bond referendums on the ballot. The three bond referendums [...]

City Council to hold public hearing on potential bond referendum

At its 5 p.m. Aug. 9 meeting, Asheville City Council will hold a public hearing on a potential $74 million bonds package as part of a series of steps required by the NC Local Government Commission, a financial oversight division of the NC Department of the Treasury. If the commission gives the City [...]

Neighborhood Profile – Givens Estates

Givens Estates is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located on a 215-acre campus in south Asheville.  Founded as a United Methodist retirement community, Givens Estates offers a continuum of residential and health care options to senior citizens of all faiths and walks of life.  Approximately 680 seniors live independently in houses, duplexes, or [...]

Text 911 launches in Asheville

Beginning July 1, the Asheville Police Department has the capability to accept text messages to 9-1-1. This allows individuals who are unable to dial 9-1-1 to make contact with emergency services. Once a person has contacted 9-1-1 via text message — and requested whatever assistance is needed — there will be a series of texts back [...]

Preconstruction staging for River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project to begin

Since 2010, the City of Asheville has been working on the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP): a transformative project in the River Arts District that will strengthen transportation connections. Through improvements to roadways, intersections, stormwater and bridges; and additions to sidewalks, bike lanes, greenways and on-street parking along Lyman Street and Riverside Drive adjacent to [...]

Maintenance issue delays opening of Walton Street Pool; other pools open

Walton Street Pool update:   Asheville Parks & Recreation maintenance staff have encountered an issue that will result in the delay of the opening of the Walton Street Pool. The pump and the motor have broken and need to be replaced. The parts are on order and we have installation scheduled to be done as soon as possible. Following that, [...]