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March 12, 2020, 2:06 PM
The City of Asheville is moving to a new public engagement platform, and we hope that you will move with us. The new platform is more robust and will allow us to do more than just surveys. PublicInput, our new provider, will give us access to create dynamic surveys, host online meetings, and it is more user friendly. The software is highly regarded in several North Carolina cities such as Charlotte, Raleigh, and Durham. We believe this transition will allow us to better engage those living in our community on issues that matter.
Please visit Public Input and subscribe to our new tool. We look forward to engaging and hearing from all of our residents.
Thank you for always engaging with us!
February 5, 2020, 11:58 AM
The City of Asheville is working on ways to make the City Council agenda and related documents more useful and accessible. To help guide this process, staff has launched a survey on Open City Hall Asheville to get feedback on how people access these materials now. We’re looking for input about the experience our residents have with the City’s current system.
Input received will help guide the final process.
To participate, visit Open City Hall Asheville at this link through Feb. 23.
September 4, 2019, 10:34 AM
Please share your input on Asheville City Council’s consideration of naming of an Aston Park Tennis Center court for the late Lewis Isaac. The deadline is noon Friday, Sept. 6.
August 13, 2019, 2:53 PM
The input you provide through this survey will inform the development of Public Space Management Guidelines, which will serve as a framework for prioritization, management practices and streetscape planning.
August 12, 2019, 1:52 PM
Please share your comments on the Asheville/Buncombe 100% renewable energy draft report.
Deadline: Aug. 30. Thank you!
August 7, 2019, 4:05 PM
For anyone who was unable to attend the Aug. 6 public meeting, you can review the plan and provide feedback on Open City Hall Asheville through Sept. 6.
Scroll down for a link to the survey!
August 6, 2019, 4:19 PM
Please share your feedback on the Mountainside Park and Memorial Stadium bond project
Review a site plan concept and share your feedback at the link below. Thank you for your participation!
August 6, 2019, 4:16 PM
Please share your feedback on the Thomas Wolfe Cabin site concept plans.
View the plans and share your thoughts at the link below. Thank you in advance!
July 9, 2019, 3:38 PM
As part of continuous improvement we are asking our customers about their experience in the City of Asheville’s garages. Your feedback from this survey will help inform future improvements.
June 18, 2019, 8:56 PM
May 31, 2019, 10:50 AM
Asheville City Council and City of Asheville Staff encourage the community to share feedback on the consideration to name police headquarters in memory of the late Asheville Police Lieutenant Walter Robertson
April 15, 2019, 10:39 AM
The City of Asheville has launched a visual preference survey on a planned Fire Station 13. The project is planned, as budget allows, for property on Broadway Street near Mount Clare Avenue.
April 8, 2019, 3:03 PM
The City of Asheville held two public input sessions on February 19, 2019, to collect information from the community and to help better understand desired goals for the future of the Charlotte Street Corridor area.
We just launched a survey that closely replicates the exercises conducted at those meetings.
Thank you for taking time and participating in this survey!
March 25, 2019, 11:30 AM
The City of Asheville is undertaking the process of reviewing and revising the City’s noise ordinance (Chapter 10 - Article IV). As part of that process, City staff are seeking input to better understand current noise sources and perceptions toward noise in the city.
Please participate in our survey about your experience with noise in Asheville.
(Click on "read more.")
February 18, 2019, 3:37 PM
Input received will be considered, along with input from public meetings, and summarized in a staff report to Asheville City Council for their consideration of whether or how to allow shared bicycles and/or scooters in the city.
February 1, 2019, 2:55 PM
November 20, 2018, 3:00 PM
Asheville City Council wants to make sure the priorities of all residents are heard at the beginning of the budget process and deeper look at finance and how they are allocated.
Visit our budget priorities summary, based on resident input, and let us know if it’s on target.
October 1, 2018, 10:27 AM
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 tailor notification and access of information to residents’ needs, City staff is considering building a new tool to help people access data about proposed development projects. Your participation in this survey would help inform development of a new notification tool.
Thank you in advance for your participation!
September 20, 2018, 4:29 PM
Help the City of Asheville select among three finalist proposals for the City’s first Visiting Artist Project.
The Visiting Artist Program will engage a visiting artist that can support the community’s creation of memorable places, the promotion of Asheville’s African American history, and participation by the local community in diverse acts of cultural expression.
The Visiting Artist will be chosen through a competitive process, and your input is 25% of the final decision.
June 28, 2018, 11:26 AM
In support of active and accessible transportation methods, City of Asheville staff want to promote a community dialog and strategically assess whether a bike share program might be feasible in Asheville. Thank you in advance for participating in this survey!
May 18, 2018, 3:09 PM
Before the City finalizes the planned improvements, staff want to check in with residents on the park concept crafted from earlier community meetings.
May 9, 2018, 7:36 PM
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
August 1, 2017, 4:53 PM
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 3, 2016, 4:19 PM
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!
September 21, 2016, 10:16 AM
Take our Open City Hall Asheville survey!
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.
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.
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!