City of Asheville prepares for week of heavy rain

A Stormwater Services crew removes silt, dirt and debris from storm drains atop Town Mountain July 31.     In advance of heavy rains this week, the City of Asheville is prepared! The Water Resources Department is following the Flood Operation Plan at the North Fork Reservoir. One gate is slightly opened (6 inches) to accommodate […]

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 Council appropriates funding to repair flood-damaged parks, including soccer complex

  Asheville parks adjacent to the Swannanoa and French Broad rivers took a hit during the May 30 flood, damaging Azalea Park, including the John B. Lewis Soccer Complex in particular.   For safety, the City closed the facility until it can be repaired. In June, shortly after the flood, Parks & Recreation staff completed […]

Newly adopted Asheville Transit Master Plan to result in more and better ART bus service

    Last fall, the City of Asheville Transportation Department began working with the public to develop a new Transit Master Plan for the ART bus system. The Transit Master Plan serves as a guide on topics such as how and where ART will provide transit service. Further, it is designed to ensure safe, convenient […]

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 […]

U.S. Cellular Center invites volunteer groups to apply for concession opportunities

  The U.S. Cellular Center is accepting applications from qualified volunteer groups to assist in the concessions operations when needed at the U.S. Cellular Center.   USCC Concessions Volunteer Program goals Primary goal: Supplement paid part time and temporary/seasonal staffing for large events held at the facility. Due to the infrequency of events requiring large numbers […]

City of Asheville is addressing ART bus repair, route delay issues

  Over the past several weeks, some ART buses have experienced service interruptions on a number of routes, due to mechanical issues. The City of Asheville Transportation Department is aware of the inconvenience and want our riders to know that ART is working diligently to fix and prevent these delays in the future.   In […]

CAYLA students spend summer getting valuable work experience

​Networking, meeting etiquette and career exploration are just a few of the professional skills that 37 Asheville area high school students are learning this summer. Their involvement in the City of Asheville’s Youth Leadership Academy ​(CAYLA) gives them opportunities for internships to help shape their education and career choices. Formed in 2007, the CAYLA program recruits, […]

City of Asheville holds Visiting Artist Program finalists meet and greet

Jefferson Pinder     The Public Art and Cultural Commission and the City of Asheville announce that three artists/artist teams have been chosen as finalists for the City’s first-ever Visiting Artist Program. The artists are: Jefferson Pinder; Monique Luck, Flavia Lovatelli and Francisco Gonzalez; Amir Shakir and Ivette Cabrera.   Fifty-nine artists applied for the […]

Bond project: Groundbreaking to be held to kick off Montford Complex improvements

Construction on Parks Department bond projects is underway.  Planning began in 2016 when Asheville voters approved a total of $74 million in bonds, including $17 million for Parks & Recreation facility expansion and improvements.   Now improvements to the Tempie Avery Montford Center Complex at 34 Pearson Drive are about to begin. A groundbreaking ceremony […]

Bond project highlight: Celebration marks the completion of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive project

 Update The City of Asheville joined with the East End/Valley Street Neighborhood Association July 14 for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of one of the City’s first big bond projects — the resurfacing of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.     Original story   Everyone is welcome to join City officials, staff and […]

Bowen 7 Memorial Workout honors fallen Asheville firefighter

The Asheville Fire Department supports the upcoming Bowen 7 Memorial workout to honor our fallen brother, Captain Jeff Bowen. On July 28, 2011, Captain Bowen gave his life in the line of duty while responding to a fire in a high rise medical office building at 445 Biltmore Ave.   This year’s event will hosted by […]

Asheville City Attorney accepts new post in Raleigh

Robin Currin, Asheville City Attorney, has resigned, effective September 27, 2018. Ms Currin will be assuming the role of City Attorney for Raleigh, NC.   “While we are disappointed to be losing Robin, her role in Raleigh is a wonderful career opportunity. It will also allow her to return to her long-time home.  We will […]

Asheville Police opens registration for fall Citizens Police Academy

  The Asheville Police Department invites residents to apply for the fall semester of the Citizens Police Academy (CPA). This free course teaches participants about the philosophies, policies and guiding principles of law enforcement and the ethical conduct governing police services in the community. It gives participants an opportunity to appreciate and better understand the […]