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City of Asheville named as recipient of HUD and DOT Livable Communities award

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that the City of Asheville is among 62 nationwide recipients of sustainable community grant funding stemming from a collaboration between the DOT and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (See the DOT press release here.) DOT and HUD announced a total of $68 million in Challenge

New Oakley Police Resource Center opens in East Asheville

The Asheville Police Department’s recently opened Oakley Resource Center is the result of a series of partnerships and collaborations, all of which, says APD Chief William Hogan, were critical to the project’s success. The 2,500 square-foot facility provides a satellite station for the APD’s Baker District, which serves north and east Asheville, and officially opened


Land-Of-Sky Regional Council wins $1.6 million Sustainable Communities Grant

The Land-of-Sky Regional Council has been awarded a $1.6 million grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Sustainable Housing and Community Planning in Western North Carolina. The Council is the lead agency in a WNC Livable Communities effort and a consortium of partners that includes the City of Asheville. The Livable

Creating a wetland to improve water quality

A year ago, Dingle Creek, which runs through South Asheville and developed areas of Hendersonville Road, was on a short list of at-risk streams experiencing erosion and heightened sediment pollution due to increased development in the area. A 2008 City of Asheville study of the Dingle Creek watershed funded by a grant from the Clean


Asheville Asks, Asheville Answers round up

On October 4, the City of Asheville launched an interactive project called “Asheville Asks, Asheville Answers.”  Every few weeks, the City of Asheville will post a special logo on its Facebook page, inviting people to post questions they have about the city in the comments section. Answers by city staff are recorded on video and

Geothermal heating/cooling, rain collecting roof among big steps at new Livingston Street center

Construction of the new recreation and cultural center at Livingston Street is well underway, and the first phase of the project is expected to be completed early next year. But some of the energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable elements of the project are already beginning to emerge. The Livingston center will be the first construction by

City of Asheville secures FTA grant for pedestrian crossing signals in key transit areas

The City of Asheville has secured grant funding that will allow for the installation of crossing signals at four high-traffic intersections that connect pedestrian commuters with transit and business centers. The Federal Transit Administration grant, secured through the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization, will fund the majority of the cost for pedestrian signals at


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