NC Supreme Court ruling allows City of Asheville to retain water system

The North Carolina Supreme Court has issued a decision. The decision indicates that the Court has overturned the original legislation which allows the City of Asheville to retain operation of the water system. City legal staff is currently reviewing the decision and will issue any additional information as it becomes available. The decision is posted on [...]

Video: How accessory dwelling units (ADUs) can benefit homeowners

In June 2016, Asheville City Council made it easier for more homeowners to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on their property. That’s when they changed the ADU regulations and made this zoning tool available to be used on a wider range of residential properties. And that’s a good thing for homeowners and the larger community [...]

City of Asheville launches new small biz development tool

The City of Asheville is proud to announce the launch of Open Counter: Asheville, a web-based tool, designed to help small business owners understand the specific license, permits and requirements for starting their business in Asheville.   Informed by the City’s zoning and land use permits as well as building and public works processes, the goal [...]

City of Asheville partners with Waze travel app to add official traffic information

The City of Asheville today announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze (www.waze.com), a free, real-time traffic and navigation app crowd-sourced by drivers.   On its free mobile phone app, Waze users help each other outsmart traffic, informing each other in real-time if there’s a wreck ahead, an upcoming construction zone or whether a road is [...]

City of Asheville receives budget award

The City of Asheville Budget Division is pleased to announce that the City of Asheville has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the current budget from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the City had to satisfy [...]

Asheville Police Department celebrates Citizen’s Police Academy graduates

The Asheville Police Department celebrated the graduation of its Fall Citizen’s Police Academy class on December 15, with 25 people graduating from the program. The program allows citizens to gain an understanding of the police department and how it operates. The Citizen’s Police Academy is a 14-week program in which participants can experience up close and [...]

Asheville Police name Detective of the Year

Det. Jonathan C. Morgan of the Asheville Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit has been named Investigator of the Year for “exemplary work throughout the year, exceeding all expectations of a detective by routinely displaying excellence working in the field of criminal investigations and distinguishing himself as a model investigator.”   Nominated by his peers, he is described [...]

City of Asheville announces holiday closings

ART bus service suspended on Dec. 25, to operate on holiday schedule Jan. 1   Asheville City government offices will be closed Dec. 23, 26 and 27 and Jan. 2 in observance of the winter holiday break and New Year’s Day. The following is a roundup of services affected by holiday closures.   ART transit service City bus service will be [...]