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Council approves design contracts for three bond-funded neighborhood sidewalks

    Three bond sidewalk projects will move forward, following May 14 Asheville City Council action to approve funding for right of way acquisition and additional design services.   Council authorized the City Manager to amend a design service agreement for sidewalk design services for Johnston Boulevard in West Asheville, New Haw Creek Road in […]

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City Council adopts resolution to launch bond-funded Down Payment Assistance Program

The City of Asheville affordable housing bond referendum seeks to make home ownership available to low and moderate income City residents and staff. City Council took a step toward making those funds available when they adopted a Down Payment Assistance Policy resolution during their Feb. 26 meeting.   Here is the resolution:  City of Asheville Down […]

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2019 City of Asheville initiatives: What to look for in the new year

With a new year comes new programs, facility improvements and projects to improve our community. Here’s a look ahead at Asheville City government initiatives in 2019.     Red Pandas exhibit to open Two cute red pandas will take up residence at the WNC Nature Center this year. The new red panda exhibit will open […]

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Asheville 2018 in review: New leadership, APD data releases, bond projects advance and more

  With 2018 nearly in the books, it’s time to take stock of City of Asheville projects and developments from the past year. Here are 10 topics that your City government advanced in 2018. We’ll have 2019 initiatives to look for in another roundup Jan. 1.   Debra Campbell becomes Asheville City Manager The search for […]

Come learn about the City’s affordable housing bond progress at open house

Please note corrected date.   On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the City of Asheville will host an open house about the potential to create affordable housing on two City-owned properties. Everyone is invited to attend!   The drop-in style event happens from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Asheville Public Works Building, 161 S. […]

Bond project update: Playgrounds and sport courts under construction

There will be lots of happy children and ball players in Asheville in the coming months. The renovation of playgrounds and sport courts were part of the $17 million Parks general obligation bond referendum that was approved by our community in 2016.   Starting now, you will see work in progress in Malvern Hills Park, […]

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 […]

Bond lawsuit against City of Asheville dismissed

Two residents who had filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the City of Asheville bond referendum have now withdrawn their appeal. Here is a link to the court filing.   On Oct. 20, 2017, the Honorable Superior Court Judge William H. Coward ruled in favor of the City of Asheville in a lawsuit regarding the […]