A debate over the future of downtown dominated the June 12 Asheville City Council meeting. Concerned about oversight, finances, Council delayed a vote on the controversial BID proposal till Fall.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners huddled with staff Jan. 31 to discuss past accomplishments and current priorities. Here’s a look at some of the considerable ground they covered during their four-hour retreat.
(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Due to a new state law limiting local authority over housing codes, the city of Asheville can no longer require the inspection of rental properties before their occupation by tenants.
Here’s a summary of this evening’s Jan. 4 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
During its first meeting of 2011, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners plans to consider a new work-force housing policy, a new park, a rezoning request and more.
I am writing regarding the letter "’Workforce Housing’ Leaves Most Workers in the Cold" [Dec. 8 Xpress]. Josh Mallernee mentioned that he is a city worker making less than $30,000 a year and that at that rate it is harder to find affordable housing to match. If you can't afford your rent, either find a […]
In your article about a Montford homeowner under attack by the city for having “too many people” [“Sustainable For Whom,” Nov. 17, Xpress), Assistant Planning Director Shannon Tuch says, “This is all based on life-safety requirements. When you have eight related people living in a house, there's a head of household … who would act […]
Bernard Carman, who lives in an old eight-bedroom Victorian [in Montford], opened his empty rooms to the people who work, play and create in this city renowned for its vibrant musical, literary and performing-arts scenes [”Sustainable for Whom,” Nov. 17 Xpress]. He has helped his local community grow for 22 years simply by trying to […]
At this week’s Nov. 16 meeting, Buncombe County Commissioners are scheduled to discuss a new workforce housing incentive proposal, take action on a conservation easement request, and hear a report on the county’s finances.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday will vote on a resolution that would cancel the upcoming property tax revaluation in the face of a declining economy, pushing it to 2014.
Staring a dire funding crisis in the face, the folks who run the nonprofit On Track Financial Education & Counseling are breathing easier these days. Recently, the agency was denied a $135,000 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant. But thanks to the state and some generous individuals and businesses, the shortfall will be […]
Michelle Copeland had lived in her apartment at 28 Broad St. for nearly two years when, just before Christmas, her kitchen caught fire. Water damage: A picture of the basement area at 28 Broad St. taken by one of the tenants after the communal washer and dryer were removed. “I’m in my kitchen washing the […]