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City of Asheville launches Community EMT Pilot Program downtown

City of Asheville launches Community EMT Pilot Program downtown

  In response to feedback from downtown stakeholders about the need for increased resources to maintain a welcoming, safe downtown experience, the City of Asheville has launched a Community EMT Pilot Program.   The vision is for this six-week pilot program to integrate the roles of public safety official and medical responder into one team.

City of Asheville to launch pilot monthly parking program to address downtown workers’ needs

City of Asheville to launch pilot monthly parking program to address downtown workers’ needs

  Parking downtown can be a challenge, especially for Asheville service industry and retail workers. A survey by the Downtown Commission and Asheville Downtown Association showed that most employees of downtown businesses rely on driving to get to work, and that 64% of  businesses would like to see more parking downtown.   Survey respondents indicated

Jumpstart your festival, 5K or parade with new City of Asheville guide

Jumpstart your festival, 5K or parade with new City of Asheville guide

  Folks who hold special events in the City of Asheville now have a fresh, easier-to-navigate guide to help plan their events. The City has just launched its new 2018-2019 Outdoor Special Event Guide! Instead of a text-heavy guide, the City’s Special Events Office now has a better design with color-coded sections and a revised table


City of Asheville to receive $17.7 million in MPO funding for greenways, electric buses and more

City of Asheville to receive $17.7 million in MPO funding for greenways, electric buses and more

  The following is a press release from the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (FBRMPO):   Regional Planning Organization awards $25 million for Asheville area active transportation and transit projects   The French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (FBRMPO) recently authorized more than $25 million of funding for transportation projects in the French Broad


Asheville community garden blooms and there’s room for more participation

Asheville community garden blooms and there’s room for more participation

Amanda Levesque, left, and  Clare Hanrahan check on plants at the Elder & Sage  Community Garden,  33-35 Page Ave., downtown. Planking and raised beds make the garden accessible to those in wheelchairs.     These two friendly words just seem to go together: community garden.   After all, you get two things out of it

Sculpture chosen for Lexington Avenue public art installation

Sculpture chosen for Lexington Avenue public art installation

The 15-foot-high new public artwork by Beatrice Coron will be installed at 65 N. Lexington Ave.   A thriving downtown Asheville street will become even more vibrant this year with the installation of a new piece of public art on Lexington Avenue.   The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that, after a competitive process,


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