Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Neighborhood Advisory Committee to Hold East Asheville Neighborhood Meeting


The Neighborhood Advisory Committee of the City of Asheville invites you and your neighbors to the East Asheville Neighborhood Meeting at the APRCA Recreation Offices, 72 Gashes Creek Road, on Monday, May 20 starting at 7:00 p.m.

The Neighborhood Advisory Committee’s mission is to foster effective communication between and among Asheville’s neighborhoods and with the City of Asheville government.

Please join us for this opportunity to hear about upcoming projects in East Asheville and to express your ideas for improving your neighborhood to the City of Asheville.

Here's the agenda for the meeting:

Welcome by Councilman Chris Pelly
The Vision and Mission of the Neighborhood Advisory Committee of the City of Asheville
Information from the City of Asheville about future projects in East Asheville, including:
  • The new Whole Foods Shopping Center on Tunnel Road opposite the Asheville Mall 
  • The Lake Craig/Azalea Road Project 
  • The Spring Playground Workday at Azalea Park on Friday, May 24th from 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m. 
East Asheville Neighbors Public Forum:
  • What message about your neighborhood do you want to express to The Asheville City Council? 
  • Neighborhood Reports 
  • Information about the Neighborhood Survey
To learn more about the Neighborhood Advisory Committee of the City of Asheville, please visit our page on the City of Asheville website:
http://www.ashevillenc.gov/Departments/CityClerk/BoardsCommissions/NeighborhoodAdvisoryCommittee.aspx

Directions to 72 Gashes Creek Road:

From Tunnel Rd. Turn onto Governor’s View Road at traffic signal near Sonic. Turn right ontoSwannanoa River Road. Take the third left onto Azalea Road.

From I-240, take the exit for Fairview Road (for Home Depot). Turn left at the traffic signal at the end of the exit ramp onto Fairview Road and then right onto Swannanoa River Road when Fairview ends near the golf course.

Once on Azalea Road from either direction, take the first right onto Gashes Creek Road over the bridge. Bear left on Gashes Creek Road, up the hill and around the curve. The Recreation Offices is on the left. Parking is available in front of the offices and across the road.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Rezoning Proposal on Thompson Street


For interested parties:

The Asheville Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing to review the request to rezone property located on Thompson Street from River District to UP (Urban Place) District. The petitioner is George Morosani for M Realty, LLC. The property is identified as PIN 9648-81-9209.

Click here for the full notice.

Click here for for a map of the proposal.

For additional information contact:


Christy Edwards
City of Asheville
Planning & Development Department
PO Box 7148
Asheville, NC 28802
Phone: 828-232-4504
Fax: 828-250-8868

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Public invited to give feedback on bus service expansion

ASHEVILLE - In the coming months, the Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) service will continue to roll out service expansions and route adjustments, including one of the most-requested improvements: holiday bus service.

Beginning January 1, 2013, the ART system will operate partial service on six out of eight holidays previously without bus service: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. This, says Transportation Manager Mariate Echeverry, will provide needed transit options for riders who commute to jobs or run errands during holiday hours.

“Of the requests we get from our riders for service expansions, holiday service is at or near the top,” Echeverry said.

Asheville City Council approved the funding needed for holiday service in its 2012/2013 budget, and the step meets the City’s goals of excellent service and continuous improvement as well as Council's strategic goal of supporting multimodal transportation. Approved funding allows eight hours of service for each of those holidays. Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day will be the only holidays that do not see transit service.

The City of Asheville Transit Division will hold a public meeting November 1 to gather input on the most effective hours to operate holiday transit as well as present information and gather feedback about other changes including schedule improvements to route C and route N and making permanent the increased service on route E1 along Swannanoa River Road/VA Hospital.

In August, the division increased bus departures and arrivals on route E1 to twice an hour between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. in response to rider requests. This step, Echeverry says, will make that adjustment permanent. “But we do need to hold a public meeting prior to making that change,” she said.

The Nov. 1 meeting will be held at Pack Memorial Library’s Lord Auditorium, 67 Haywood St. from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will have a drop-in format.

In addition to the meeting, the public can weigh in on changes to the ART system via an online poll found at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ARTJan2013. A link to the survey can also be found at ridetheart.com. Paper surveys are also being distributed and collected at the ART Station to gather as much feedback as possible.

The public may also submit comments, no later than November 1, by email to iride@ashevillenc.gov or mail to Mariate Echeverry, Transportation Planning Manager, City of Asheville, P.O. Box 7148, Asheville NC 28802.

This press release can be found online at coablog.ashevillenc.gov

Sunday, October 21, 2012

City Council to hold south Asheville community meeting at Shiloh Community Center


City Council to hold south Asheville community meeting at Shiloh Community Center

ASHEVILLE - Asheville City Council will hold a community meeting for south Asheville residents and stakeholders on Tuesday, October 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Shiloh Community Center at 121 Shiloh Road off Hendersonville Road.  City staff will present a city progress report for south Asheville.  A public input session will follow the presentations.  City Council and staff will be available to answer questions and take comments.

For more information about the meeting, contact Marsha Stickford, City of Asheville Neighborhood Coordinator at 259-5506 or mstickford@ashevillenc.gov.

This announcement can be found online at ashevillenc.gov .

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Noise ordinance revisions public meeting August 27


 Noise ordinance revisions public meeting August 27


The City of Asheville will hold a public meeting Monday, August 27 to present information and gather input on proposed revisions to the city’s noise ordinance.

The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the William Randolph School located at 90 Montford Avenue, Asheville, and will consist of breakout sessions where small groups will be able to discuss the proposed revisions and learn about steps being taken to make participation in the formal complaint process easier.

The revisions are being considered by City Council’s Public Safety Committee.

Paper flyers promoting the August 27 meeting are available to neighborhood representatives and stakeholders to distribute by calling 259-5506 or can be downloaded at www.ashevillenc.gov/projects or printed from the attachment to this email. City staff will also be available to attend established neighborhood and business group meetings through September 14. Contact Neighborhood Coordinator Marsha Stickford at mstickford@ashevillenc.gov or 259-5506 for more information.

The city is currently gathering feedback about the proposed changes via an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/noise_ordinance_revisions . 

Results of the survey and information gathered at the meeting will be analyzed and presented to the committee.  Residents who prefer sending stand alone comments over taking the survey can send an email to sm1@ashevillenc.gov with a subject line of “Noise Ordinance Comment.”  Residents may also send correspondence to: City of Asheville, Community Relations Division, ATTN:  Noise Ordinance, PO Box 7148AshevilleNC28802 or call 259-5604. 

For information on the noise ordinance and the proposed revisions, as well as steps taken to date on the public outreach portion of the process, visit www.ashevillenc.gov/projects and scroll down to “Noise Ordinance Revisions – Input Process.”

This press release can be found online at ashevillenc.gov.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

City to host community meeting for Lake Craig Flood Management-Azalea Road project


ASHEVILLE – On Tuesday, September 4, the City of Asheville will host a community meeting for the Lake Craig Flood Management-Azalea Road Project.  The meeting will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the East Asheville Center, 906 Tunnel Road.  The open house event will be in a drop-in format and is free and open to the public.

The flood management project also includes water line installation to the John B. Lewis Soccer Complex as well as proposed roadway improvements on Azalea Road.  The consultant team will be available to meet with the community, present the current project alternatives, identify potential impacts and discuss the project timeline.  This is the third of three community meetings for the project.  The first meeting was held on Nov. 4 and the second on March 1.

Parking is available at the library with overflow parking available at the bank next door after 5 p.m. (NOTE: Bank parking is available only after the close of business at 5 p.m.)

For more information about this project, visit ashevillenc.gov/projects.

This press release can be found online at ashevillenc.gov.

Monday, August 13, 2012

City seeks public input on noise ordinance revisions



ASHEVILLE – The City of Asheville today announced the launch of a campaign to gather input on proposed revisions to the city’s current noise ordinance.  The revisions are currently being considered by City Council’s Public Safety Committee.

Feedback will be gathered through an online survey that can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/
s/noise_ordinance_revisions. 

Results of the survey will be analyzed and presented to the committee.  Residents who prefer sending stand alone comments over taking the survey can send an email to sm1@ashevillenc.govwith a subject line of “Noise Ordinance Comment.”  Residents may also send correspondence to: City of Asheville, Community Relations Division, ATTN:  Noise Ordinance, PO Box 7148Asheville,NC28802 or call 259-5604. 

Stand alone comments will be provided to the committee along with the results of the survey.

In addition to the survey, city staff will hold a public meeting on Monday, August 27 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.   The meeting will be held at the William Randolph School located at 90 Montford Avenue, Asheville and will consist of breakout sessions where small groups will be able to discuss the proposed revisions and learn about steps being taken to make participation in the formal complaint process easier.

If feedback indicates there is interest in holding an additional afternoon meeting, a date will be set for those who cannot attend an evening meeting.

City staff will also be available to attend established neighborhood and business group meetings from August 15 – September 14.  Residents can contact Neighborhood Coordinator Marsha Stickford at mstickford@ashevillenc.gov or 259-5506 to request attendance.

For information on the noise ordinance and the proposed revisions, visit ashevillenc.gov/projectsand scroll down to “Noise Ordinance Revisions – Input Process.”

This release can be found online at ashevillenc.gov.