Summary of the Asheville City Council Oct. 21 work session.
Homelessness, a living wage, the Downtown Master Plan and more: An extensive agenda punctuated by some high-profile items will most likely make for a full evening.
Asheville’s downtown is more than a mere place — it’s a brand and an economic engine that needs protecting and constant fine-tuning. That was the gist of a presentation by Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority Executive Director Kelly Miller to City Council at its Oct. 21 meeting.
Here’s the Asheville City Council’s action agenda for its Oct. 14, 2008, meeting. Items included a fuel update, a public hearing to consider conditional zoning for a proposed hotel and restaurant on Biltmore Avenue and a resolution of appreciation to the N.C. Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration for support in the evaluation of […]
Asheville City Council’s Oct. 14 formal session.
Tourism is vital to Asheville, which is why pressing issues such as graffiti, vandalism, filth, panhandling, predatory towing and other problems will be addressed in a report by local tourism officials and city staff when Council meets for its Oct. 21 work session.
Fallout from the spreading national economic debacle is affecting not only financial institutions, investors and taxpayers, but also the city of Asheville, Chief Financial Officer Ben Durant told City Council. The red zone: Chief Financial Officer Ben Durant warns the Asheville City Council that the effects of a global economic meltdown are beginning to be […]
Summary of the Oct. 7 Asheville City Council meeting
A new hotel, fuel issues and a big thanks to the N.C. DOT.
Appointing the fourth-highest vote getter may be a thing of the past, as Asheville City Council prepares to discuss a new method of selecting replacements to fill vacant Council seats.
The national economy is taking a dump, and the detritus is affecting not only financial institutions, investors and taxpayers, but also the city of Asheville.
Asheville City Council’s Sept. 23 meeting.
Free speech at the Transit Center $60 million in water improvements needed to keep pace with growth Parking on downtown Asheville’s south side could become much easier in the near future. While the Buncombe County commissioners were considering funding a large parking deck on Coxe Avenue at their Sept. 16 meeting (see county commissioners’ report […]
Sept. 16 Asheville City Council meeting
Parking on downtown Asheville’s southside could become much easier in the near future. While County Commissioners were approving plans for a 650-space parking deck on county-owned land along Coxe Avenue at their Sept. 16 meeting, City Council members gave an informal OK to a proposed mixed-use development on Biltmore Avenue that would add an additional 437 hourly and monthly spaces.
Buses may get bigger ads City to partner with Chamber on tourist signs Sometimes you have to be content to go to Raleigh with the resolution you have, not the one you want. That’s what happened on Aug. 10, when Leicester residents came before the Asheville City Council for the third time, seeking its endorsement […]
City Council will get an update on a possible solution to parking woes on Biltmore Avenue at its Sept. 16 work session.
While Stewart Coleman‘s controversial Parkside condominium project remains in flux pending a court decision, City Council on Aug. 26 took action on another piece of property behind Coleman’s that could one day become the site for a mixed-use development, the centerpiece of which would be a long-sought state-of-the-art performing-arts center.
Highlights from the August 19 work session.
Council faces a jam-packed agenda with items ranging from the mundane to the much-debated, including two matters likely to capture special attention: a request to facilitate Parkside’s construction and preliminary plans for a performing-arts center just off City/County Plaza.
The extensive resistance to building right on top of the disputed magnolia tree in City/County Plaza proves there’s still plenty of vitality in Asheville’s old democratic bones. Many usually apolitical people have joined the fight, saying something like, “This is the last straw.” But the last straw in what? If the magnolia could speak, I […]