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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


Advisory Committee tour part of community process for river district redesign

On October 29, an advisory committee made up of members from a diverse selection of stakeholder organizations got a first hand look at the challenges and opportunities in creating a riverway redevelopment plan in the City of Asheville’s River District. For three hours, the Advisory Committee for the Wilma Dykeman Riverway River Arts District Section

Four Asheville neighborhoods tapped for waste reduction pilot program

The City of Asheville is examining new possibilities to increase consumer recycling and affect waste reduction within the city, and is drawing on community members in four Asheville neighborhoods for assistance. As part of the “HowLowCanAvlGo” campaign, the city, in conjunction with Curbside Management, is conducting a waste reduction pilot program in neighborhoods on the

Speedway memorial dedicated at Carrier Park

Racing veterans, fans, and representatives from the City of Asheville and Buncombe County convened at Carrier Park on Amboy Road September 23 for the unveiling of a monument commemorating the former Asheville Motor Speedway. The site was home to the popular speedway from the early 1960’s until the track closed in the late 1990’s. It


mapAsheville recognized by GIS industry leader

A quarterly newsletter published by geographic informations systems (GIS) industry leaders Esri spotlights the City of Asheville’s mapAsheville system, and especially the “Priority Places” economic development feature. The newsletter “Government Matters: GIS for State and Local Government,” leads its Summer edition with the article “GIS Fosters Economic Development in Asheville.” Click here to read a PDF


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