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Photos: Blue Ridge Parkway coin launched in downtown Asheville

Photos: Blue Ridge Parkway coin launched in downtown Asheville

People gathered in Pack Square Park June 25, 2015, for the launch of the Blue Ridge Parkway quarter, the 28th coin in the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters program. Grammy-winning musician David Holt played music during the quarter launch. Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent Mark Woods made remarks as did Asheville City Councilman Cecil Bothwell.

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


Multiple City units respond to Asheville building collapse

Multiple City units respond to Asheville building collapse

Forty Asheville Fire Department firefighters responded to the scene of a building collapse at 290 Haywood Road in West Asheville at 4:45 p.m. June 17, 2015. Asheville Police and City Development Services Department inspectors assisted with public safety following this incident. No one was in the building and no injuries were reported. The building was

Drilling along Lyman Street and Riverside Drive to occur

Drilling along Lyman Street and Riverside Drive to occur

Drilling for engineering and environmental purposes starts Tuesday, June 16, along Lyman Street and Riverside Drive in Asheville’s River Arts District. The technical work being completed will support the later construction of the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) in 2017 and 2018. The City’s consultants plan to start on the south section of


Grilling on Greenways held in Carrier Park

Grilling on Greenways held in Carrier Park

The City of Asheville’s Riverfront Redevelopment Office invites everyone to attend the informational public meeting, “Grilling on Greenways” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27 at the Carrier Park Pavilion, 220 Amboy Road. Grilling on Greenways will showcase the five greenway projects that are currently being designed and prepared for construction: The Clingman Forest Greenway,

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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