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Asheville Civic Center Parking Garage elevator to close for repair

Asheville Civic Center Parking Garage elevator to close for repair

  The elevator at the Civic Center Parking Deck will be closed for repair starting Jan. 22. This project is expected to take 90 days. The City of Asheville asks for parking patrons’ patience during this much-needed improvement. City of Asheville Parking Services diligently works toward continuous improvements with integrity, diversity and innovation, to provide

Asheville trash and recycling collection resumes, but not on icy roads

Asheville trash and recycling collection resumes, but not on icy roads

  Asheville Sanitation workers were unable to access all Thursday customers due to icy streets. Staff have noted these streets and will return to them today (Jan. 19) to make a second attempt to collect them.   City workers will also be collecting Wednesday customer trash on Friday, as previously announced.   But safety must come first. If we are still unable

City of Asheville to purchase zero-emission, electric transit buses

City of Asheville to purchase zero-emission, electric transit buses

Asheville City Council took another step towards achieving its goal to reduce the City’s carbon footprint Jan. 9 when it voted to buy five electric buses for the City’s transit system, Asheville Redefines Transit (ART). When delivered 12 months from now, the buses will offer Asheville residents and visitors a modern, zero-emission, ecologically-friendly bus ride.  


Food truck pilot program launches at 68 Haywood

Food truck pilot program launches at 68 Haywood

  A mobile food vending pilot program comes to 68 Haywood this year!   With more than 75 food trucks listed as active in the Asheville area on ashevillefoodtrucks.com, offerings could be wide ranging — everything from tacos to gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.   It’s one of several temporary uses recommended by the Haywood Street Community


Asheville’s ART bus service expands Sunday service, evening hours in new year

Asheville’s ART bus service expands Sunday service, evening hours in new year

  In 2018, many of our ART buses will run later into the evening. And Sunday/holiday service will extend to all routes. On Jan. 1, eight Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) bus routes will add hours to their routes, thanks to additional funding approved by Asheville City Council (see schedule below). How did City staff determine

Demolition paves way for affordable housing project

Demolition paves way for affordable housing project

Demolition on City-owned property to make way for affordable housing on Hilliard Avenue has begun. In June, Asheville City Council voted to approve a 64-unit apartment complex project aimed at alleviating the city’s severe lack of affordable housing. Quality, affordable housing is a key goal in City Council’s 2036 Vision statement. The resolution authorized lease of City-owned property by Kassinger Development Group


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