The City of Asheville, in partnership with the River Arts District businesses and artists and LEAF Community Arts, wants to inclusively bring families in the community together through art. During this summer, families in Asheville are invited to visit the Easel Rider Mobile Art Lab in the River Arts District.
On April 25, 2019, Walter Evan Robertson Sr. passed away. Walt was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War and dedicated 30 years of service to law enforcement. During his 28-year tenure at the Asheville Police Department, he became the first African American to reach the rank of Lieutenant.
What neighborhood traffic issues are on your mind, Asheville? The City’s Neighborhood Advisory Committee invites everyone to come to a solution-based community discussion about just that.
Asheville’s five all-new electric buses roll out onto routes this week! After thorough testing and training, the City received delivery of the final two buses in May.
Are you “recycling right?” We’ve all had that moment when we’ve gotten confused on what the City of Asheville accepts and does not accept in the Big Blue recycling bins.
A visual preference survey for Fire Station 13 on Open City Hall Asheville recently closed, with 464 responses from the community. The new fire station is planned for property owned by the City on Broadway Street near Mount Clare Avenue.
During their May 28 meeting, City Council recognized Shiloh Community Association President Sophie Dixon as Asheville’s Volunteer of the Year. At 81 years young, Ms. Dixon has proven to be a tireless community volunteer, leader and mentor for her community.
Asheville residents who live or own property in flood zones have access to a federally subsidized flood insurance program through the City’s participation in a FEMA Community Rating System.
Asheville City Council voted 6 to 1 May 28 to accept an offer for a 5- to 10-year naming rights agreement with Harrah’s Cherokee for the Asheville Civic Center in downtown Asheville.
Get ready to cool it this summer at Asheville City pools. All three pools will open for the summer on June 8. Here is information on hours, admission, pool passes and swimming lessons for the children.
Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Though City offices will be closed, Sanitation services will run on schedule. Trash and recycling will be collected as normal on May 27. The Sanitation Division will not collect brush on Memorial Day.
City Manager Debra Campbell is pleased to announce that Richard J. White, III has been named Assistant City Manager after a highly competitive national search.
Serviceberries are ripening now — making it a perfect time to learn how to cook with them! In partnership with the Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council, the City of Asheville’s Office of Sustainability is pleased to unveil a crowd-sourced Asheville Edibles Map and a free serviceberries harvesting/cooking workshop set for June 4.
The City of Asheville and Buncombe County will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. May 27 at the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage, Roger McGuire Green in Pack Square Park.
The City of Asheville was recently awarded the North Carolina G. Herbert Stout Award for Visionary Use of GIS in support of the City’s Mapping Racial Equity project.
Three bond sidewalk projects will move forward, following May 14 Asheville City Council action to approve funding for right of way acquisition and additional design services.Three bond sidewalk projects will move forward, following May 14 Asheville City Council action to approve funding for right of way acquisition and additional design services.
The City of Asheville’s proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Annual Operating Budget is now posted online. It’s available for everyone to review! The budget will be presented to City Council during their May 14 meeting, 5 p.m. in Council Chambers, second floor of City Hall.
On May 10, the WNC Nature Center will host its first Brews & Bears event of the 2019 season. Due to the popularity of this after-hours event, there will be four events in the series: May 10, June 14, July 12, and August 9.
If you missed the May 8-9 public meetings on the City of Asheville’s Urban Centers initiative, we offer our residents a video version of the presentation given at these meetings.
The City of Asheville will hold a Home Ownership Fair from 10 a.m. to noon May 18 at the Stephens Lee Center gymnasium, 30 George Washington Carver Ave.
The Asheville Fire Department was chosen by the Red Cross as one of only 100 Signature Cities to team up to install smoke alarms and provide education on getting out of your home if there is a fire. The City was chosen to participate in the Sound the Alarm program.
The City of Asheville Noise Ordinance Revision Project Team invites everyone to attend a Residents Noise Ordinance Forum May 16 at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center, 285 Livingston St. There will be two sessions — one at 8:30 a.m. and another at 5:30 p.m.
The City of Asheville will hold an informational meeting to discuss how public input informed the profile used to search for Asheville’s next police chief. The informational session will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13 at the Stephens Lee Recreation Center located at 30 George Washington Carver Ave.
The City of Asheville is seeking public input on the potential future zoning of properties at/near Kmart (Patton Avenue), Innsbruck Mall (Tunnel Road), Steinmart (Merrimon Avenue) and Walmart (Bleachery Boulevard).
Going to college, getting guidance on how to get there and intern experience along the way form key components of the City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy, also known as CAYLA.
City Council recognizes Asheville's Chief Building Official Mark Matheny as part of Building Safety Month proclamationApril 24, 2019
Building structural integrity — these are unswerving tenants required for the safety of Asheville residents. You could call Asheville’s Chief Building Official Mark Matheny “the enforcer” on that count. He might also be termed a superhero.
This week and next, the City of Asheville is making significant water transmission line improvements near the North Fork Dam.
Following 5 inches of relentless rain Friday, more than a dozen Asheville streets were closed over the weekend, including several in Biltmore Village.
When flooding strikes in the City of Asheville, multiple agencies response to close roads and notify residents of safety measures they should take.
Temporary uses and community programs will continue this spring and summer at 68 Haywood Street, a public gathering space across from the U.S. Cellular Center.
Baby bears are cute, mama bears can be fierce and both have emerged from their dens hungry. An increasing number of black bears live and roam around the City of Asheville, according to Colleen Olfenbuttel, Black Bear and Furbearer Biologist for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC).
City of Asheville government offices will be closed Friday, April 19, as part of spring break. Sanitation Services will not be affected by the closing, as no trash or recycling is collected on Fridays.
Energy Innovation Task Force to announce significant energy achievement, community innovation awardsApril 16, 2019
Working in partnership with Buncombe County and Duke Energy, the City of Asheville is pleased to announce an Energy Innovation Task Force press conference set for 11 a.m. April 18 in Pritchard Park. The Energy Innovation Task Force has some exciting news for our region to share!
How might you like our new fire station to look? The City of Asheville has launched a visual preference survey on a planned Fire Station 13. In this survey on Open City Hall Asheville, participants will be asked to select up to three images that illustrate their preferred design styles.
The Asheville Police Department both practices and encourages firearms safety. Beginning today, APD is making 200 gun locks available on a first-come, first-served basis. The locks are available at the front desk of the Asheville Police Department, 100 Court Plaza.
The first phase of ART Transit Station improvements are about to begin! On Monday, April 15, local contactor NHM Constructors will bring their crew in to mobilize for the stormwater drainage improvement project to the bus travel lanes and sidewalk.
Recent improvements to Asheville’s largest convention and entertainment venue, the U.S. Cellular Center, have included addition of flexible theater seating in the arena, a new sound and lighting setup and conversion of a storage room into a press / meeting room.
East Asheville will get a new library — in its same location — following action by Asheville City Council to authorize a land lease to Buncombe County for the library.
Prior to adopting the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget in June, each April City Council passes its fee adjustments. On April 9, Council adopted its Fees & Charges for FY 2019-2020.
An April 2 judgment in Buncombe County Superior Court affirms the City of Asheville’s right to prohibit motorized scooter services from operating in the City without permission.
The community is invited follow-up meetings to the Charlotte Street Road Diet on Wednesday, May 1. The meetings will be held at the Jewish Community Center, 236 Charlotte St.
Based on customer service calls and field observations by staff, the City of Asheville has found that most of the main water lines are now clear.
Water sample tests indicate municipal water remains safe for customer use and consumption. Testing was completed on samples throughout the entire system.
At a news briefing Tuesday, City leaders expressed sympathy to members of our community affected by recent water breaks and discoloration
City officials held a press briefing at 2 p.m. Tuesday, to update local press and the community on recent waterline briefs and discoloration affecting our community.
In the wake of a break and repair to a water supply line near the North Fork Dam earlier this week, Asheville customers have experienced discolored water. We also understand that while most of the system is clearing now that the line is repaired,
At their March 26 meeting, Asheville City Council unanimously reappointed current Asheville City Board of Education Chair Shaunda Sandford and Vice Chair Martha Geitner. Each of them will serve additional four-year terms to expire in 2023.
City of Asheville and Buncombe County Staff are working with a consultant to develop a roadmap to implement 100% renewable energy goals referenced in City Resolution 18-279 and Buncombe County Resolution 17-12-06
It’s budget season for the City of Asheville. From March through June,
City Council will work with City staff to review budget options, aligning Council priorities with available funding.
Work began about two weeks ago at John B. Lewis Soccer Complex to repair damages caused by multiple flooding events in 2018. And a resolution adopted by Asheville City Council during its March 26 meeting puts in place an agreement for shared financial responsibility for future maintenance at the facility.
As Asheville continues to develop and grow, the City of Asheville recognizes the need to revisit and update the current municipal ordinance governing noise in the City limits. To help guide the revision, City staff will engage residents, business owners, industrial, and institutional operators in a public process
Asheville’s Living Asheville Comprehensive Plan calls for strategies to honor the history and contributions of our African American community. So the City’s Planning & Urban Design Department is partnering with the N.C. Historic Preservation Office to undertake an architectural survey
Asheville Fire Department rolls out platform to better engage residents to prepare for emergency situationsMarch 21, 2019
The Asheville Fire Department has been working closely with technology partner First Due to release Community Connect, a website focused on protecting residents and their property in the most effective way possible during an incident or major disaster.
Repairs to a street that intersects Pack Square Park will require a road closure this weekend. From Friday through Monday morning (March 22-25), the City’s Streets Division will close South Spruce Street from Marjorie Street to College Street.
The City of Asheville affordable housing bond referendum seeks to make home ownership available to low and moderate income city residents and staff. City Council took a step toward making those funds available when they adopted a Down Payment Assistance Policy resolution during their Feb. 26 meeting.
After a competitive nationwide search, Mayor Esther Manheimer and City Council are pleased to announce that they have named Brad R. Branham as Asheville’s next City Attorney.
Funding approved by City Council will help the City invest in maintaining our streets and sidewalks. At their March 12 meeting, Council approved $691,194.40 in Capital Improvement funds for street repair projects and $317,687.50 in sidewalk rehabilitation work...
Looking for a way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on a City of Asheville board or commission is a great place to start.
A guide to special events, links to the matchups, parking information and more
Firestorm Bookstore, Steady Collective and City of Asheville reach agreement, notices of violation rescindedMarch 4, 2019
The City of Asheville has rescinded the Notices of Violation to Firestorm Bookstore and Steady Collective at 610 Haywood Road.
This Sunday, March 3, the Asheville Mardi Gras Parade returns to the South Slope.
A new fire station is planned for City-owned property on Broadway in the Five Points neighborhood. The City of Asheville will host a community meeting on March 11
A year after the launch of the Test Drive Program, it's time to celebrate the accomplishments of new startups and invite more potential businesses into the fold.
Share your priorities for implementing renewable energy.
Delivery of digital tools to make the permitting process more streamlined continues at the Asheville Development Services Department (DSD) with their latest release - an online application for residential building permits.
Asheville’s famous native son Thomas Wolfe had a cabin, a place of retreat near what is now Azalea Park in east Asheville. Built in 1926, it was the last place Wolfe called home in his hometown. He spent the summer of 1937 at the cabin.
The City of Asheville’s bike share feasibility initiative continues and has widened in scope to include consideration of electric scooters (also called e-scooters).
The City of Asheville will host two meetings on February 19 for the community to learn about improvements planned for North Charlotte Street, including the road diet and zoning evaluation for the corridor.
Opportunities announced for community to give input on candidate profile for Asheville's next Police ChiefJanuary 29, 2019
The City of Asheville is about to embark on a search for our next Police Chief, a search that will be open and accessible to the public and City staff. Community input will be sought through multiple outreach efforts and considered by City Manager Debra Campbell, who will ultimately make the hiring decision.
In 2019, the City of Asheville will deploy five zero-emission electric buses for the City's transit system, Asheville Redefines Transit (ART).
Asheville City Council cleared the way for a new Duke Energy substation with a vote to rezone portions of 252 Patton Avenue and 28 Knoxville Place during Council's January 22 meeting.