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Update: Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) Form-Based Code

Update: Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) Form-Based Code

  Though it has not yet been adopted, the City of Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) Form-Based Code project continues to move forward. Here is an update on where it stands.   The RAD Form-Based Code is currently in the final review and approval stage of the adoption process. As opposed to traditional zoning code,

Asheville Mayor calls on activists to exercise their rights peacefully

Asheville Mayor calls on activists to exercise their rights peacefully

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer calls on activists to exercise their rights peacefully, with respect for the law, and with respect for others.   “Since Charlottesville, the people of Asheville have overwhelmingly expressed that they oppose Neo-Nazi and White Supremacist agendas,” the Mayor noted. “Since Charlottesville, more people have become galvanized to work together to dismantle

Asheville City Council to consider a resolution condemning the actions of people who espouse hate speech and promote white supremacy

Asheville City Council to consider a resolution condemning the actions of people who espouse hate speech and promote white supremacy

At its 5 p.m. August 22 meeting, Asheville City Council will consider a resolution condemning the actions of white supremacists and racial violence in Charlottesville, Va.  On August 14 following the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va., Mayor Esther Manheimer issued a statement condemning the actions of people who espouse hate speech against any race or ethnicity,


Asheville City Council to consider code changes that support small-scale residential infill housing

Asheville City Council to consider code changes that support small-scale residential infill housing

    Changes to Asheville’s zoning regulations designed to encourage neighborhood-compatible, small-scale residential infill housing, such as duplexes and triplexes, will go before Asheville City Council during its Aug. 22 meeting.   The initiative to find the right balance for these changes began in early 2016, prompted by Council request.   The rule changes aim

U.S. Cellular Center issues open call for volunteer concession groups

U.S. Cellular Center issues open call for volunteer concession groups

Aasheville’s U.S. Cellular Center is currently accepting applications from qualified volunteer groups to assist in the concessions operations when needed at the U.S. Cellular Center.   Recruitment process Applications must be submitted via email to Brian Candler, Food & Beverage Manager at bcandler@ashevillenc.gov or dropped off at the U.S. Cellular Center box office between the


Composting coming to Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, recycling to Pisgah View Apartments

Composting coming to Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, recycling to Pisgah View Apartments

In ongoing work to reduce Asheville’s carbon footprint, Asheville’s Office of Sustainability will launch a composting pilot program in September, diverting compostable materials from Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Using triple-stream bins (e.g. landfill/recycling/composting), the plan calls for the pilot program to work with Danny’s Dumpster to collect compostable materials from events. Through this venture, the City


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