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City of Asheville working toward a proactive plan in the face of climate change

City of Asheville working toward a proactive plan in the face of climate change

Scene from Biltmore Village during the Flood of 2004. Asheville flooded when Hurricanes Ivan and Frances converged back-to-back on Western North Carolina that September, causing deaths and property damage.     Climate change is not just a buzzword or an agreement signed by nearly 200 nations recently gathered in Paris. It affects us here in

Biltmore Avenue parking garage to get enviro-conscious deep cleaning this week

Biltmore Avenue parking garage to get enviro-conscious deep cleaning this week

City of Asheville Parking Services will begin the process of deep cleaning of the Biltmore Avenue Garage the week of June 19. This cleaning is a deep steam type cleaning that will remove five years of soot and other particulates from the driving and infrastructure surfaces in the garage. Given that soot, carbon and other particulates


Asheville City Council approves 2017-18 budget containing more community investment

Asheville City Council approves 2017-18 budget containing more community investment

City budgets provide a roadmap to the delivery of local public services. Each year, the City of Asheville evaluates its programs and looks for ways to improve core services and make new investments. The $121 million General Fund Budget approved by City Council June 13 delivers these investments in improved quality of life for our residents

U.S. Cellular Center/Thomas Wolfe Auditorium hosts 10 days of sold-out events

U.S. Cellular Center/Thomas Wolfe Auditorium hosts 10 days of sold-out events

Beginning last week with a sold out Nick Cave concert in historic Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center took center stage this past weekend with high school graduations in the ExploreAsheville Arena. Attendance was estimated to be 18,000 people for five Buncombe County High Schools over three days that started June 9. In addition,

Ben Woody announced as Director of Development Services Department

Ben Woody announced as Director of Development Services Department

After a competitive nationwide search, the City of Asheville is pleased to announce that Ben Woody has been named Development Services Director. His first day as a member of the City of Asheville team will be July 24. “I am excited to join the development services department and be a part of a dynamic organization,”


Asheville residents invited to comment on draft Comprehensive Plan

Asheville residents invited to comment on draft Comprehensive Plan

  From coffeehouse chats to an online survey, the City of Asheville invites residents to weigh in     It has been over a year in the making.   Meetings, workshops, focus groups, key pads, white boards, photographs, essays, charts, graphics, data, visions, plans, maps, presentations, spreadsheets, interviews, videos, display boards, edits, flyers, logos, surveys,

Asheville’s new Xpand Fest hits South Slope Saturday with a caution: Please move your car

Asheville’s new Xpand Fest hits South Slope Saturday with a caution: Please move your car

Asheville band The Broadcast will be an Xpand Fest headliner.   Finding a parking place on Asheville’s popular South Slope is almost as coveted as that first sip of the latest local brew. Once you’ve landed, however, folks can browse from microbrewery to barbecue joint — even chancing on the occasional speakeasy-type dive. The cachet

More downtown Asheville sidewalk improvements in store

More downtown Asheville sidewalk improvements in store

Sidewalk improvements will continue to march up College Street with another project this month. On Monday, June 12, Asheville Public Works crews will begin sidewalk work on College Street from North Spruce to North Market streets. “This project will repair damage to the sidewalk and alleviate trip hazards,” said Jerry Yates, Asheville Streets Operation Manager.


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