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More downtown Asheville sidewalk improvements in store

More downtown Asheville sidewalk improvements in store

Sidewalk improvements will continue to march up College Street with another project this month. On Monday, June 12, Asheville Public Works crews will begin sidewalk work on College Street from North Spruce to North Market streets. “This project will repair damage to the sidewalk and alleviate trip hazards,” said Jerry Yates, Asheville Streets Operation Manager.

RAD Form-Based Code heading to go before City Council in July

RAD Form-Based Code heading to go before City Council in July

The City of Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) Form-Based Code is currently in the final review and approval stage of the adoption process. As opposed to traditional zoning code, which keeps uses (like residential and commercial) separate from one another, form-based code focuses more on the look and placement of new buildings to help maintain

City of Asheville releases Point-In-Time homeless count

City of Asheville releases Point-In-Time homeless count

As part of the nationwide 2017 Point-in-Time (PIT) count, the Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Initiative conducted a one-night count of homeless individuals and families on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.  With the help of local service providers, emergency shelters, housing programs and street count volunteers, the community has collected critical data to support the continued need for safe


Serviceberries in Asheville parks are edible, free of any pesticides

Serviceberries in Asheville parks are edible, free of any pesticides

Ripe serviceberries are available for picking in Asheville parks, including Pack Square Park in front of City Hall.   Edible serviceberries are ripening throughout many of Asheville’s parks, such as Park Square Park and Carrier Park. This native edible species is well adapted to our climate and feeds humans and birds alike. Serviceberries are early


City of Asheville helps coordinate growth through Infrastracture Task Force

City of Asheville helps coordinate growth through Infrastracture Task Force

Utility relocation that has been going on in Asheville’s River Arts District is being done in coordination with the City’s River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP).   When it comes to regional utility and communications firms, Asheville’s Public Works and Water Resources departments take a collaborative approach to the growth going in in Asheville.

Dashboard designed to make Asheville’s proposed budget more accessible

Dashboard designed to make Asheville’s proposed budget more accessible

Municipal budgets can be tricky to follow. There are different types of costs — personnel, operations and capital. And there are many different types of revenues that help pay for those costs — property taxes, sales taxes, grants and fees to name a few. To make government budgets even harder to decipher, programs and departments


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