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Flatiron Building will not be a hotel, Asheville City Council indicates

Flatiron Building will not be a hotel, Asheville City Council indicates

City Council did not vote on the matter, but four council members indicated their opposition to the hotel plans, including Councilwoman Julie Mayfield, considered by many to be a swing vote on the issue.

by May 15, 2019 3 comments Asheville News
The new Family Lodge hotel building approved for Biltmore Avenue is shown here at center between the Wild Wing Cafe restaurant at left and a new luxury condominium building, which is currently under construction, at right.

A divided Asheville City Council approves 56-room hotel in downtown

During the public comment portion of Tuesday night’s meeting, no member of the public spoke against the project.

by March 26, 2019 6 comments Asheville News
Hotel proposal withdrawn as Asheville City Council signals growing opposition

Hotel proposal withdrawn as Asheville City Council signals growing opposition

“We are above and beyond our need for hotels in this city,” Councilman Brian Haynes said Tuesday night.

by October 23, 2018 14 comments Asheville News
A photo from a slide show presentation by Joe Minicozzi showing the activity at Greenlife grocery store's loading dock.

Jeff Bezos, it’s Asheville calling: Fix your grocery store loading dock

The world’s richest man, and the grocery store chain he owns, was a hot topic of conversation during last week’s Asheville City Council meeting.

by October 13, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council approves new Mainstay Suites hotel on Brevard Road

Asheville City Council approves new Mainstay Suites hotel on Brevard Road

Before her vote to approve the hotel, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer said City Council is struggling with the ongoing wave of hotel construction.

by October 10, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council moves to limit police searches

Asheville City Council moves to limit police searches

City Council said it wanted police to adopt a written consent policy for certain types of searches.

by May 23, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville public housing complexes are violent crime hot spots, police chief says

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville public housing complexes are violent crime hot spots, police chief says

Also, “overtourism” is a new buzzword, and much more.

by May 22, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville urban farmer wants to use bow hunters to thin deer herd

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville urban farmer wants to use bow hunters to thin deer herd

Also, the owner of a downtown Asheville pizza shop complained that loiterers along Biltmore Avenue are hurting his business.

by May 16, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council closes budget gap with spending cuts, fee increases and a dip into reserves

Asheville City Council closes budget gap with spending cuts, fee increases and a dip into reserves

One new big ticket item of spending: some $780,000 for a second set of turnout gear for Asheville firefighters.

by April 25, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Cut police funding? Asheville City Council is looking into it

Cut police funding? Asheville City Council is looking into it

Asheville City Council members Brian Haynes, Keith Young and Sheneika Smith said they want to take a closer look at Police Department funding.

by April 23, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Federal immigration agents make Asheville area arrests, outcry follows

Federal immigration agents make Asheville area arrests, outcry follows

Community activists and several Asheville public officials criticized the action and called for support for the families of those detained.

by April 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council faces $3.2 million budget shortfall

Asheville City Council faces $3.2 million budget shortfall

“You look like I kicked your puppy,” Barbara Whitehorn, the city’s chief financial officer, told Asheville City Council after she finished her budget presentation.

by March 21, 2018 4 comments Asheville News
Approved: 133-unit apartment complex for Asheville River Arts District

Approved: 133-unit apartment complex for Asheville River Arts District

Stoneyard Apartments won’t have any housing units deemed “affordable,” but it will have a restaurant, artist studios and 85 spaces for public parking on Lyman Street.

by November 14, 2017 11 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council approves first boutique hotel in River Arts District

Asheville City Council approves first boutique hotel in River Arts District

Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler and Councilman Gordon Smith voted against the hotel proposal at 95 Roberts St.

by October 24, 2017 6 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville P&Z votes down RAD short-term rental ban

Also, there’s a new exhibit called “Wicked Plants” coming to the N.C. Arboretum, and more.

by September 7, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council touts affordable housing project, but not everybody’s happy

Asheville City Council touts affordable housing project, but not everybody’s happy

The project came with several historic firsts for the city, but several residents insisted it didn’t go far enough in helping to ease an oppressive lack of affordable housing.

by June 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville News

Asheville City Council approves 3.5-cent property tax increase

The new budget includes funding for the Asheville Police Department and the city’s bus service.

by June 13, 2017 3 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New bottle shop, Craft Centric, coming to south Asheville

Also, hike the Highlands of Roan this Saturday on a free walk led by the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy.

by June 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Musicians lend star power to Kim Roney’s Asheville City Council campaign

Musicians lend star power to Kim Roney’s Asheville City Council campaign

Angel Olsen and Greg Cartwright will play solo sets at the March 10 show at The Orange Peel.

by March 5, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Updated: Asheville City Council delays Embassy Suites hotel vote

Updated: Asheville City Council delays Embassy Suites hotel vote

Two city advisory boards have split on their approval of the downtown hotel project.

by January 10, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, feature
New Embassy Suites hotel passes Asheville P&Z Commission review

New Embassy Suites hotel passes Asheville P&Z Commission review

The Embassy Suites project moves on to Asheville City Council for final review.

by December 8, 2016 1 comment Asheville News, feature
New plan for Asheville performing arts center may be in works

New plan for Asheville performing arts center may be in works

The Asheville Civic Center Commission has been “hearing the same broken record about the performing arts center” for years, one commissioner said upon hearing the update.

by April 11, 2016 4 comments Asheville News, feature
With park now planned for Haywood Street property in Asheville, how should it be designed

With park now planned for Haywood Street property in Asheville, how should it be designed

The “pit of despair” could be the focus of a park design competition, but first there needs to be a vision for the space, an Asheville City Council subcommittee decided on Tuesday.

by January 27, 2016 15 comments Asheville News
Downtown Asheville hotel project approved; city’s tallest building to be remodeled

Downtown Asheville hotel project approved; city’s tallest building to be remodeled

The 18-story former BB&T bank and office building will become home to a new boutique hotel, condos, restaurant space and more.

by January 12, 2016 17 comments Asheville News