Green Opportunities teams with City of Asheville for greenway trail project

  With funding lagging for some of Asheville’s shovel-ready greenway projects, a local organization has stepped in to help get one in the road, so to speak.   In April, students from the Green Opportunities Landscaping and Maintenance program will work in partnership with the City of Asheville to build a temporary trail on a portion […]

City of Asheville distributes water quality report

The City of Asheville has released its 20th annual Water Quality Report, a federally-mandated “report card” designed to educate customers on what is in their drinking water.  The City of Asheville is pleased to report that the City’s drinking water continues to surpass all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Standards. The report […]

City of Asheville launches special events application portal

  The City of Asheville Special Events Office now accepts online event applications for festivals, parades, 5Ks, live music events and other events that happen in City parks or public space.   Online user registration has just launched on the Outdoor Special Events webpage. Formerly, multiple fillable PDF forms were posted on the site. Now the process […]

City of Asheville offices to close March 30

ART buses to run on holiday schedule   City of Asheville government offices will be closed Friday, March 30, as part of spring break. Sanitation Services will not be affected by the closing, as no trash or recycling is collected on Fridays.   ART bus service The City of Asheville ART bus service routes and […]

What do you want to know, Asheville? Just ask newly upgraded SimpliCity 2.0 search tool

    From trash collection days to crime, from properties to neighborhoods, Asheville residents have been able to look up local data by address on SimpliCity since it launched in 2015.   Now, with SimpliCity 2.0, residents can access even more information, including integrated topic dashboards like the City budget and capital and bond projects, […]

Asheville City Council to hold March 29 called meeting for closed session

  Asheville City Council will hold a special called meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, to go into closed session. During this session, Council will consult with the City Attorney and consider personnel matters.  Please find the meeting notice below. Contact City Clerk Maggie Burleson at MBurleson@ashevillenc.gov with questions.   The Asheville City Council […]

Multiple Asheville paving projects get under way this spring

Bond and Capital projects combine for increased resurfacing of City streets   The month of March brings highly anticipated warmer weather and the first day of spring. For Asheville Public Works, this spring also ushers in paving season as never before. Thanks to the bond referendum passed by Asheville voters in November 2016, the City’s investment […]

Asheville City Manager Gary Jackson leaves position

The Asheville City Council has unanimously decided to replace City Manager Gary Jackson effective at the close of business March 20, 2018. We appreciate the many successes Gary has brought Asheville in his 13 years here; however, we believe that making this change now is in the City and his best interests. Assistant City Manager […]

North Fork Dam improvement construction advances to blasting stage

Updated information regarding North Fork Dam Improvement Project The City of Asheville would like to clarify recent public information on the work being performed for the Dam Improvement Project at the North Fork facility. The construction of the new auxiliary spillway requires the excavation of earth and bedrock to reach foundation grade. In order to reach the required depth, a professional […]

Asheville City Manager announces management assignments

Asheville City Manager Gary Jackson     We will update this story soon, following this March 20 development: Asheville City Manager Gary Jackson to leave     On March 15, City Manager Gary Jackson announced these changes to management assignments:   Equity and Inclusion Office: Based on the Council’s Blue Ribbon Task Force recommendation, this […]

New date announced for Carrier Park Velodrome ribbon-cutting

PLEASE NOTE: With snow and frigid temps in the forecast for Wednesday, the Velodrome ribbon cutting has been rescheduled to March 28.   Bicyclists, get ready! The Carrier Park Velodrome reopens this month. The Carrier Park Velodrome improvements began in July and are now complete. To celebrate, the City of Asheville will host a ribbon […]

Asheville City Council to hold special meeting March 16

Asheville City Council will hold a special called meeting at 4:15 p.m. March 16 in the Council Chamber, second floor of Asheville City Hall, 70 Court Plaza. The purpose of this meeting is to hold a closed session. Please see more information below. Contact the City Clerk at MBurleson@ashevillenc.gov with questions.   Notice of special called meeting […]

March 14 snow updates: Roads, rec centers, buses and more

Hello March snow! Asheville Public Works crews headed out on the roads this morning spreading salt to clear the main roads.  Roads are now mostly clear.   According to the National Weather Service, a winter weather advisory remains in effect for Buncombe County until 11 a.m. Wednesday.   Here are some updates on City services affected by snow: […]

Rosanna Mulcahy joins City of Asheville as Minority Business Program Manager

  Rosanna Mulcahy enjoys working with the business community. She has just stepped into a new role as Minority Business Program Manager with the City of Asheville.   “The new job will allow me to make a difference, which is what I enjoy most about working with the business community,” Mulcahy said.   Her main […]