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May 18, 2018, 3:09 PM

New amenities are coming to Jake Rusher Park in south Asheville!

Before the City finalizes the planned improvements, staff want to check in with residents on the park concept crafted from earlier community meetings. 

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May 9, 2018, 7:36 PM

What skills and leadership qualities would you like to see in Asheville’s next City Manager?

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March 5, 2018, 12:48 AM

The City of Asheville Finance Committee will hold a special meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 7 in the first floor conference room of City Hall to continue discussions regarding the Aston Park Tennis Center.  

Anyone unable to attend this special meeting will be able to make comments here from 8:30 a.m. March 5 through noon March 6. Your comments will be shared with the Finance Committee.

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January 31, 2018, 3:23 PM

The City of Asheville, Public Art & Cultural Commission and a 7-member jury team are launching a new online survey to gather information to be used to make the final design proposal selection for the Lexington Avenue.

This is a new version of the survey that launched Jan. 26. That survey inadvertently omitted one of the artist proposals. We thank everyone who participated earlier and apologize that we had to start over, but please participate again!!

It will probably take you 10-15 minutes to complete this survey. Thank you for your participation!

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January 28, 2018, 12:18 PM

An error was made in this survey. so we have halted it and will relaunch a corrected survey Tuesday.

Thank you to everyone who participated and we hope you will participate again! We will notify you when the new, corrected survey is launched.

The survey was supposed to include 4 finalists, instead of the 3 that were listed. We want to include all finalists.

Thank you.

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January 26, 2018, 4:32 PM

The City of Asheville, in partnership with the Asheville Downtown Foundation, wants your feedback on this second round of proposal designs for the Lexington Avenue Public Art Project.  The City will gather your ranking of these projects and comments through Feb. 11. 

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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December 12, 2017, 4:25 PM

The City of Asheville and the Grove Park Sunset Mountain Neighborhood Association are working together to plan improvements to the Griffing Boulevard Rose Garden Park. A master site plan for the park is currently under way.

The steering committee hosted a Dec. 7 public meeting during which two initial park concepts were presented and discussed. We are presenting those concepts here for online comment.

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December 6, 2017, 9:46 AM

The City of Asheville is undertaking a South Slope Visioning process. And residents are invited to participate! 

Led by the City of Asheville with participation by the community and South Slope business stakeholders, this planning process is designed to develop a long-term vision for the area.

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November 15, 2017, 3:46 PM

The City has four greenway projects ready to construct, but do not have capital funding for them at this time. As staff strategize funding assistance, we would like input on which project you would like to see implemented first.

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November 7, 2017, 4:23 PM

The City of Asheville would like to get your thoughts about current service and routes, as well as other improvements that would provide better and more efficient bus transit in the future!

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October 17, 2017, 3:23 PM

The City of Asheville is pursuing opportunities to enhance safety and walkability downtown. At the direction of City Council’s Public Safety Committee and with input from downtown stakeholders, City staff has worked with community partners and Wall Street businesses on a series of vehicular closures as one way to explore possibilities and better understand the feasibility and impacts of a vehicle-free street.

We would like to know your thoughts. Your input will help inform staff recommendations to City Council on future use and enhancements to Wall Street.

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September 6, 2017, 4:56 PM

On any given day, performance art and music echoes throughout Asheville’s vibrant downtown. But with it has come challenges at times, especially regarding pedestrian safety as impromptu audiences that spill into streets, block downtown business entries or access to sidewalks.

To enhance safety and place-making downtown, City staff continues to work with community stakeholders and City Council’s Public Safety Committee to develop a multifaceted approach to address public space management, including management of sidewalk street performances.

The City of Asheville is launching a survey to gauge how people view street performances and their downtown experience.

Please participate! Your input will add valued insight into how we’re doing and how we can improve going forward.

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August 28, 2017, 1:21 PM

The City of Asheville wants to hear from you, the riders, in choosing which routes should benefit from the additional evening hours of service!

Your feedback will be considered when making the decision.

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August 1, 2017, 4:53 PM

As part of the City of Asheville's Disparity Study, we invite residents to share insights related to working in the local marketplace. Please share your experience! Thank you for participating.

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July 28, 2017, 6:57 PM

In June, the City of Asheville announced that staff will need to phase in the building of some components of the  River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP), due to budgetary constraints. City Council authorized construction of a modified RADTIP plan on June 27, one that preserves core project elements. 

City staff will share information about these developments at two meetings July 28-29. Please join us in person to provide comments on the southern section of the RADTIP project.

  • 3 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 28, at 14 Riverside Drive, the community’s new Arts and Culture facility in the River Arts District.
  • 10 a.m. to noon and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 14 Riverside Drive.

If you cannot attend in person, please complete this online survey! It will be active through Aug. 7. Thank you for participating!

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June 15, 2017, 5:12 PM

The City of Asheville is looking for your input on ways to improve community engagement in Asheville. Over the past 10 years, the Neighborhood Coordinator position has been a key communicator and relationship builder.

We’d like to hear your thoughts on how the position can be tailored to best meet the needs of Asheville residents. Please take our survey to share your input on this important community liaison. The input will guide the City in the hiring process for the position.

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June 8, 2017, 7:02 PM

Help the City of Asheville review the draft of Living Asheville: A Comprehensive Plan for Our Future and share your feedback!

Once finalized, the document will be used by the City to guide its long-term development based on goals set by the community to achieve a vision of what it wants to be.

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May 24, 2017, 12:52 PM

The City-owned vacant site at 68-72 Haywood Street will be open to the public and able to accommodate pop up programs starting late summer 2017. Improvements to prepare the site began the week of May 15.

The space needs a name! Please vote for your favorite.

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April 13, 2017, 3:38 PM

Monday April 17 is your second chance to provide input into improvements to Jake Rusher Park in South Asheville. As a part of the Parks & Recreation bond package, $825,000 has been allocated to provide upgrades and improvements to Jake Rusher Park. Come to the Skyland Fire Department, 6 to 7 p.m. to provide your feedback! Find more information here: http://bit.ly/2mCyHMv

Secondly, if you can’t make it but still want to provide your input visit the link below to participate in our survey on Open City Hall Asheville.

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January 24, 2017, 6:00 PM

There are currently two City of Asheville facilities in the Livingston Street area that provide recreational services and programs to residents: Walton Park and the Grant Southside Center. 

This survey is to gather information from YOU about you would like to see provided at both locations.

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December 14, 2016, 10:24 AM

Asheville City Council is committed to supporting a community that is inclusive and diverse. In the City’s 2016-2017 budget, Council set aside money toward equity efforts. This includes the hiring of an Equity Manager. 

Before we advertise for this position, the City would like to hear from the community first. This will help management assess the specific skills necessary for the Equity Manager position to be successful.

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October 3, 2016, 4:19 PM

What do you want to do on the property at the intersection of Haywood Street and Page Avenue in downtown Asheville?

We are not creating a design! We are just collecting your ideas. This survey is just one way for you to share them.

This survey shows a series of pictures and asks you to react to them. It's fun and informative!

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September 21, 2016, 10:16 AM

The City of Asheville requests your feedback on the following transit considerations: (1) proposed changes to routes S2, S3 and 170; and (2) addition of evening service to specific routes.

Take our Open City Hall Asheville survey!

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August 8, 2016, 3:00 PM

The City of Asheville is preparing an update to the Comprehensive Plan, an exciting process to determine key principles that will guide the City’s decision-making for the next 15 to 20 years.

The Comprehensive Plan is your plan, Ashevillians, and we are seeking your input throughout the process. The consultants and City staff are currently in the research phase of the update process and have created an online survey on Open City Hall Asheville in order to gather community input during this first stage.

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July 20, 2016, 11:26 AM

Earlier this year, the City of Asheville held a public meeting about downtown development issues. City Council is interested in making changes to development rules for the Central Business District. These rules were last written in 2010, after the adoption of the Downtown Master Plan in 2009. The recent surge in downtown development has caused some reconsideration of how projects are reviewed.

Council has indicated that they would like to review more projects in the Central Business District.  Also, City Council and some citizens have expressed concerns about the review process for hotels in downtown.

So City staff used the online engagement tool, Open City Hall Asheville, to gather more feedback. Again, thank you for your participation and many comments!

Click below to read the outcome.

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July 20, 2016, 11:16 AM

The City of Asheville is seeking input through our online engagement platform, Open City Hall, about options for neighborhood-compatible, small-scale residential infill development.

Please click on "read more" go to the topic page, and weigh in!

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