Council kicks of spring by addressing public housing, homelessness, GreenLife and predatory towing.
Crowne Plaza Resort to expand despite looming I-26 connector Cape and Newman suggest city loans for green upgrades It may turn out that the Asheville City Council can’t stop the Parkside condominium project, but that doesn’t mean they have to help it along. At their March 10 meeting, Council members decided to postpone a vote […]
Developer Stewart Coleman came to Council requesting a construction easement he needs for an access road running in front of his proposed Parkside development — a request Council voted unanimously to table.
Scrutiny Hooligans blogger Gordon Smith will formally launch his campaign for Asheville City Council on Friday, with an online media event dubbed “First-Access.”
Developer Stewart Coleman is proceeding with a request for a construction easement for a road through Pack Square park land at tonight’s Asheville City Council meeting.
The Crowne Plaza Resort is looking to expand in a big way, adding 364,700 square feet, but the level III project will require a public hearing and consideration by Asheville City Council.
Council pitches compromise on water laws Parks plan needs more work Bele Chere ‘09 scaled back Asheville City Council’s Feb. 24 meeting—all seven hours of it—was book-ended by dollar signs and question marks. It started with a city budget update and ended with a report on the federal stimulus package, both of which presage more […]
Council approves veterans memorial Multilingual signs here to stay Asheville City Council members are still settling into 2009, tweaking the priorities laid down at their January retreat and adjusting to the ramifications of a slumping economy. Nonetheless, they took two votes during their Feb. 10 meeting that showed strong support for the city’s developing greenway […]
The draft Downtown Master Plan will not appear before Asheville City Council in March as planned, says the city’s project manager.
A potential street closure between Coxe and Ashland avenues has drawn the ire of bicyclers, pedestrians and other greenway proponents. And Mumpower doesn’t like Spanish on city signs.
Council jumps aboard economic-stimulus train Foreclosures spur grant application Development planned for Sulphur Springs property Pet crematory tabled Council member Kelly Miller caused a stir during the Asheville City Council’s Jan. 27 meeting when, backed up by the city attorney, Miller declined to recuse himself from a vote on asking state legislators for permission to […]
Amid questions and calls from audience members to come to an agreement, including one to end “this bulls**t,” Asheville City Council member Brownie Newman and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Rick Lutovsky squared off at an Leadership Asheville Forum debate over different plans for the controversial I-26 connector.
Backed up by the city’s attorney at Asheville City Council’s Jan. 27 meeting, Council member and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce VP Kelly Miller declined to recuse himself from a motion to include a hotel/motel tax request on Council’s legislative agenda.
Two ardent supporters of two very different plans for the controversial I-26 connector, Asheville City Council member Brownie Newman and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Rick Lutovsky, will make their cases on Wednesday at an Asheville Leadership Forum luncheon.
City Hall has mold problem Reid Center construction approved Council jettisons regular work sessions The W.C. Reid Center for Creative Arts will get some long-awaited upgrades, though the slumping economy means the project will have to be significantly scaled back, at least for now. Game on: The gymnasium at the W.C. Reid Center will remain […]
In 2009, Asheville City Council is hoping to spend a little less time in Council chambers.
The recently-released draft of the Downtown Master plan, if approved, would drastically reduce Asheville City Council’s authority over the development process, with only the most massive projects coming up for a vote before Council.
It was nearly a year ago, during the Asheville City Council’s 2008 retreat, that Chief Financial Officer Ben Durant told Council members the city could face a $1.3 million shortfall in the next fiscal year. But when Council settles in for this year’s two-day session, the economic news will be considerably more grim. The annual […]
Like many Asheville residents, Kelly Miller has bounced around a lot, changing both his hometown and his profession with a frequency that calls to mind the adage, “Not all who wander are lost.” Kelly Miller A former nightclub booking agent, record-store owner and (seriously) standup comic, Miller’s been in Asheville for nine years, working at […]
Local writer and activist Cecil Bothwell has announced that he will run for a seat on Asheville City Council in November.
Asheville City Council member Brownie Newman says a county resolution in support of any other plan would undercut the weight of the City Council’s endorsement of alternative 4B and send the message of “a divided community.”