Monday - Mar 18, 2019

Planning and Development

City of Asheville’s economic development toolbox: Incentives and infrastructure

City of Asheville’s economic development toolbox: Incentives and infrastructure

Sam Powers knows there’s a boom of manufacturing growth going on in Asheville – something on the order of a 100-year flood of it. “We’ve had this wave of catalytic projects that are over $100 million and that’s unheard of,” said Powers, director of Asheville’s Community & Economic Development Department. “Most communities see a project

Craven Street Project on West Asheville’s Riverfront to hit milestone; more work to come

Craven Street Project on West Asheville’s Riverfront to hit milestone; more work to come

The City of Asheville is excited to hit an important milestone in the Craven Street Project. And that is the reopening of the street itself, set for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5. Because of construction to rebuild the road to current design standards, including the addition of a bicycle lane and sidewalk, the section has


Everyone invited to Asheville equitable development workshop

Everyone invited to Asheville equitable development workshop

You’re invited to a workshop about supporting equitable development in Asheville. The event is set for 6 p.m. July 16 at the Grant Center, 285 Livingston St. This community meeting offers an opportunity for everyone to come and learn more about equitable development and to share their ideas. The focus areas for this workshop are


RAD form-based code process begins; next up is charrette week

RAD form-based code process begins; next up is charrette week

With some 180 working artist studios in a formerly industrial district, Asheville’s River Arts District blooms with unique flavor. While that growth has been a vibrant part of Asheville’s allure to locals and tourists alike, it comes with its own challenges. How can the River Arts District, or RAD, evolve in a way that preserves

Development Services changes timeline for inspection requests

Development Services changes timeline for inspection requests

New technology being deployed by the City of Asheville’s Development Services Department will streamline the inspection processes resulting in quicker inspection results for contractors. As part of improved efficiency, the timeline for inspection requests will change. Effective July 1, contractors requesting an inspection will need to get their online request in by 6 p.m. the

Council votes to change regulations for accessory dwelling units (ADUs)

Council votes to change regulations for accessory dwelling units (ADUs)

You might call them backyard cottages. The official name is “accessory dwelling units: ADUs.” They are nothing new; you will find existing units dotted around town, sometimes as garage apartments. But ADUs are not as prevalent as you might expect in a city facing a housing shortfall. A few years ago the city’s Affordable Housing


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