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VIDEO: Urban Centers initiative, plus ways you can still weigh in on this project

  If you missed the May 7-8 public meetings on the City of Asheville’s Urban Centers initiative, we offer our residents a video version of the presentation given at these meetings. Watch the video, then scroll down for more information below this initiative.     About the Urban Centers initiative The City of Asheville is working […]

City to embark on Urban Centers project and is asking for community input

The City of Asheville is seeking public input on the potential future zoning of properties at/near  Kmart (Patton Avenue), Innsbruck Mall (Tunnel Road), Steinmart (Merrimon Avenue) and Walmart (Bleachery Boulevard). The Urban Centers initiative will examine how the properties may be used in the future and what they could look like if redeveloped. The initiative […]

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Public invited to follow-up session on North Charlotte Street for Road Diet Project

  City also launches online survey on zoning overlay   The community is invited follow-up meetings to the Charlotte Street Road Diet on Wednesday, May 1.  The meetings will be held at the Jewish Community Center, 236 Charlotte St. A morning session will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m., with an evening session set for […]

Firestorm Bookstore, Steady Collective and City of Asheville reach agreement, notices of violation rescinded

We wanted to provide an update on the Notices of Violation to Firestorm Bookstore and Steady Collective.   The City of Asheville has rescinded the Notices of Violation to Firestorm Bookstore and Steady Collective at 610 Haywood Road. In August 2018, the City determined that the use of the syringe exchange program provided by Steady […]

Public invited North Charlotte Street drop-in meetings about road diet and zoning evaluation

  The City of Asheville will host two meetings on February 19 for the community to learn about improvements planned for North Charlotte Street, including the road diet and zoning evaluation for the corridor. The meetings will be held at the Jewish Community Center, 236 Charlotte St. A morning session will be held from 8:30 […]

We’re asking you: What tools would help Asheville residents stay informed about development

The City of Asheville wants to help residents stay informed about development projects by connecting residents to information about proposed projects as well as the review and approval process. The City has several online tools already available to help people find information about development projects, such as the City’s Technical Review Committee project map. To help […]

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 […]

Update: Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) Form-Based Code

  Though it has not yet been adopted, the City of Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) Form-Based Code project continues to move forward. Here is an update on where it stands.   The RAD Form-Based Code is currently in the final review and approval stage of the adoption process. As opposed to traditional zoning code, […]

Asheville City Council to consider code changes that support small-scale residential infill housing

    Changes to Asheville’s zoning regulations designed to encourage neighborhood-compatible, small-scale residential infill housing, such as duplexes and triplexes, will go before Asheville City Council during its Aug. 22 meeting.   The initiative to find the right balance for these changes began in early 2016, prompted by Council request.   The rule changes aim […]