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, […]

Video: New rules address the ‘missing middle’ in Asheville housing options

  Since the 20th century, zoning regulations across America have moved along a path that limited housing diversity. Due to these changes, housing mostly comes in two forms: single-family homes or apartment complexes. Residential infill development seeks to promote additional types of housing options for neighborhoods, such as townhouses, duplexes, triplexes and smaller courtyard apartment […]

Historic panels installed on Montford bus shelters

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer, above right, joined members of the Montford community  in an Oct. 3 celebration of five panels outlining the neighborhood’s history recently installed on City bus shelters along Montford Avenue. The panels honor Montford’s lost homes, past residents, bygone scenes and African American heritage. They highlight the neighborhood’s diversity and its struggles with […]

Asheville emergency communications tower to be replaced this fall

The City of Asheville is in the process of replacing one of our public safety communications towers on Beaucatcher Ridge at the former White Fawn Reservoir site. This site has been an excellent resource in support of radio communications for police, fire departments, and state highway patrol agencies in our region for more than 25 […]

Neighborhood profile: Asheville’s Oakhurst community

Nestled above Biltmore Avenue between McCormick Field and Memorial Stadium to the North, Mission Hospital to the South, and Beaucatcher Mountain to the East, Oakhurst is a small community of about 45 houses. It is a neighborhood with stunning mountain views, and if plans move forward, it will one day enjoy direct access to the […]

Asheville Neighborhood Profile – Chestnut Hills

Chestnut Hills Neighborhood encompasses an area north of the downtown Central Business District that starts at the corner of East Chestnut/Merrimon Avenue, running northward to Hillside Street, east to Julia Street, north to Annandale Avenue, east to Cornelia Street, south to Hillside Street and west to Washington Street. Most of the neighborhood is part of […]

Steve Mitchell recognized as Asheville Neighborhood Volunteer of the Year

During its Feb. 28 meeting, Mayor Esther Manheimer awarded a plaque to Steve Mitchell of the Malvern Hills neighborhood as Asheville’s Neighborhood Volunteer of the Year. This is the first year for the award. Initiated by the Neighborhood Advisory Committee, the award is designed to recognize and honor a city resident who has demonstrated a […]

Neighborhood Profile – Park Avenue

The Park Avenue development in South Asheville, off of Sweeten Creek Road between Ballantree and the Givens Estate, was started in 1984. Over a period of several years, 92 homes were constructed. The community is governed by the Covenants and Rules and Regulations of the Park Avenue Property Owners Association, Inc. (PAPOA) to insure that […]