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Asheville’s RADTIP phased to get projects in the road

Asheville’s RADTIP phased to get projects in the road

RADTIP improvements will widen Riverside Drive, adding bike lanes and sidewalks to make it safer for all modes of transportation.     After years of careful planning, an exciting phase is about to begin in Asheville’s River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project, known as RADTIP. And that is the construction phase. After more than two

Asheville City offices to close for Fourth of July, plus Independence Day street closings details

Asheville City offices to close for Fourth of July, plus Independence Day street closings details

Asheville City government offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.   Trash and recycling collection Asheville Sanitation will collect trash and recycling on July 4. This is a B week. Residents should have their trash and recycling bins out by 7 a.m. for collection.   Bus service on a

Asheville residents to see modest fee changes with new fiscal year, July 1

Asheville residents to see modest fee changes with new fiscal year, July 1

Fourteen cents per month. That’s how much most residents will pay in an increase for their stormwater services starting July 1.   The City of Asheville’s fiscal year begins July 1 and with it come some modest fee increases.   Tony McDowell, Budget Manager with the City’s Finance Department, said most people will notice changes


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

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,”


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