City seeks input on 2 topics on Open City Hall


Open City Hall is a new online citizen engagement tool being used by the City of Asheville to make it easier for residents to provide input on City efforts. So far, more than 1,100 people have given feedback on previous topics.
There are two topics open now through May 8. We’d like to hear from more citizens.


Asheville in Motion plan
What: This document will serves as a tool to help staff identify and prioritize sidewalk, bike lane and greenway projects throughout the city.
Resources: We’ve made a five-minute video to explain how the City will use the plan.
Input needed: This is the final draft. Visit Open City Hall to view the video, check out the plan, and share any feedback you have.
River Arts District form-based code
What: A recommended rezoning intended to address both current and future uses and form in the district.
Resources: You can watch a video of the presentation made at the last public meeting here (scroll to the bottom of the page to watch it). Plus there is background information and a link to the project page.
Input needed: This is the time to really weigh in on the draft code we have available. What do you like? What would you like to see changed? Do you think the proposed heights are appropriate? Visit Open City Hall to view the video, read background and share any feedback you have.

About Thomas Calder
Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. His writing has appeared in Gulf Coast, the Miracle Monocle, Juked and elsewhere. His debut novel, The Wind Under the Door, is now available.

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