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City Council approves Asphalt Preservation Project, restored brick sidewalk on Chestnut Street

City Council approves Asphalt Preservation Project, restored brick sidewalk on Chestnut Street

    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, including a pavement preservation contract that is designed to lengthen the life of streets

City Council names Brad Branham as Asheville’s next City Attorney

City Council names Brad Branham as Asheville’s next City Attorney

    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.   City Council voted unanimously to name Branham to the position during a special called meeting prior to Council’s regular meeting March 12. He will begin

Asheville’s SoCon hoops action returns! Here’s your guide to the tournament

Asheville’s SoCon hoops action returns! Here’s your guide to the tournament

A guide to special events, links to the matchups, parking information and more   The Ingles Southern Conference Men’s and Woman’s Basketball Tournament returns to the ExploreAsheville.com Arena on March 7-11. Tickets are still available and there are lots of special events planned to coincide with the tournament, such as the Downtown Dribble, Hometown Heroes Night and Teddy


Asheville Mardi Gras Parade returns Sunday, bringing fun along with traffic, parking impacts

Asheville Mardi Gras Parade returns Sunday, bringing fun along with traffic, parking impacts

  This Sunday, March 3, the Asheville Mardi Gras Parade  returns to the South Slope.   The parade begins at 3 p.m. Lineup and float assembly will take place in surface parking lots along Federal Alley. The parade will assemble on Federal Alley, make a quick turnaround Hilliard Avenue and formally begin at the top of Coxe

Test Drive program gears up for second season with open house

Test Drive program gears up for second season with open house

    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. Mountain BizWorks and the City of Asheville invites event promoters and organizers to a social mixer and information session for the 2019 Test Drive Program.   What is Test


Development Services rolls out digital residential permit application and review tool

Development Services rolls out digital residential permit application and review tool

      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. Find it at develop.residentialplans.ashevillenc.gov.     Customers can now skip the lobby and submit residential permit applications online. The application links to

Asheville GreenWorks announces tree workshops

Asheville GreenWorks announces tree workshops

Free community events to provide education on best tree practices   Asheville GreenWorks, the organization working to preserve and protect Asheville’s urban forest and rivers through waste reduction and recycling, tree planting, litter cleanup projects, and educational programming, is excited to announce a new lineup of free tree workshops. In an effort to protect Asheville’s trees

Asheville City Council authorizes funds for ART Station renovation

Asheville City Council authorizes funds for ART Station renovation

This rendering shows a view of the renovated ART Station.       ART bus riders can look forward to an improved transit station downtown in the next year.   At their Feb. 12 meeting, Asheville City Council authorized the City Manager to execute a contract for the first phase of the renovation — the


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