Can new ways of structuring the rules that govern how organizations gather information and make decisions help our community move beyond entrenched positions and polarizing rhetoric? Some local consultants say yes, and point to local organizations that are already using new tools to increase participation in developing and implementing solutions to challenging issues.
Wrap up of key City Council decisions from Jan. 12 meeting, including renovation of the former BB&T building, preliminary utility fee waiver for Lee Walker Heights redevelopment for purposes of securing financing, Givens Estates Creekside redevelopment approval and the apparent end of the line for the effort to save the Collier Street Wood on Asheville’s South Slope.
Duke Energy Progress officials presented an oversize rebate check of $42,144 to the Asheville Housing Authority for installing a number of energy-efficiency features during the renovation of the Arthur R. Edington Education and Career Center in the Southside neighborhood
The city of Asheville is soliciting applications to serve on a pair of its most powerful volunteer agencies.
Overseen by the Asheville Housing Authority, an array of local nonprofits are currently involved in renovating the Reid Center, which had its official groundbreaking this week. Here’s a look at the designs for the finished renovation.
The $4.3 million renovation of the Reid Center got an official kick-off with a groundbreaking this afternoon. An array of non-profit and community organizations are working to turn the Southside mainstay into a hub for education, job training, and the local community. (photos by Bill Rhodes)
If the agenda for tonight’s Asheville City Council meeting is any indicator, things could move along quickly at City Hall. Council is expected to take up a conditional zoning request for a portion of a lot containing Trinity United Methodist Church at 587 Haywood Road in West Asheville, a resolution supporting the city being a co-applicant with the Asheville Housing Authority for a Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant, and a massive 19-item Consent Agenda