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Master Concept Plan for Haywood/Page Goes to Council

The master concept plan for the City-owned properties at 68 Haywood Street is going before Asheville City Council on Oct. 27. The plan closely follows the work of the Visioning Committee, appointed by City Council in 2016, and also after a series of public engagement sessions earlier this year.    The master plan is the […]

Haywood Street Businesses Open During Constructions

The Haywood Streetscape Project is getting closer to completion. The project began early this year and includes water, sewer and stormwater work; new and widened sidewalks; street amenities including trees, benches and bike racks; and milling and paving of Haywood Street.    Businesses along Haywood Street remain open during construction. The Asheville Downtown Association, in […]

AVL Shares Space Extended to Jan. 3

The City of Asheville announced that AVL Shares Space is extended until Jan. 3. AVL Shares Space is an initiative to allow businesses to expand into in order to increase their capacity during the Covid-19 pandemic.    The initiative includes:  Curbside pickup zones Expansion on private property Expansion on areas of adjacent public sidewalk Expansion […]

2020 Asheville Holiday Parade Canceled

The Asheville Holiday Parade is canceled for 2020 due to public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.    The decision to cancel the parade was based on North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s September 30th announcement moving North Carolina into Phase 3. Phase 3 continues to limit outdoor gatherings to 50 people and provides capacity limits […]

City Council Candidates Answer Questions from ADA

The Asheville Downtown Association asked City Council candidates to submit responses to a questionnaire regarding downtown issues in advance of the primary election (held in March 2020). Given that so much has changed since March, we updated the questionnaire to include questions on the Covid-19 pandemic and racial justice. Candidate responses are posted below.   […]