Post Tagged with: "Asheville City Council"

Karen Cragnolin, the retired founder of the nonprofit RiverLink, spoke to the Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission during its regular meeting on Sept. 4. Cragnolin expressed her opposition to the proposed location of a restaurant along the banks of the French Broad River, at 144 Riverside Drive./ photo by Jason Sandford for Ashevegas.com

Asheville P&Z votes down proposed riverfront restaurant

The Jettie Rae’s Fish n’ Such restaurant proposal heads to Asheville City Council next for a final decision.

by September 5, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville short-term rental skirmishes continue

Asheville short-term rental skirmishes continue

Also, the Asheville Homestay Network is getting better organized.

by September 4, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council to consider spending $290,000 on ‘pit of despair’ consultant

Asheville City Council to consider spending $290,000 on ‘pit of despair’ consultant

The finance committee of Asheville City Council decided last year not to spend $340,000 on a consultant.

by August 12, 2019 3 comments Asheville News
An architectural rending showing how the Create 72 Broadway building would fit among existing buildings on Broadway Street in Asheville.

New downtown Asheville hotel and condo development passes P&Z

The Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission approved a slightly revised plan that calls for a 138-room hotel, 37 condos and about 1,100 square feet of commercial space.

by August 8, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Mayfield: Asheville City Council majority favors charter change to reset elections

Mayfield: Asheville City Council majority favors charter change to reset elections

As things stand right now, Asheville City Council will have district elections in 2020.

by August 2, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
A hotel under construction on Meadow Road in Asheville./ photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville hotel moratorium? City Council wants to talk about it

An Asheville City Council committee will meet on Aug. 29 to discuss whether to move forward with a moratorium on new hotel construction.

by July 25, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Mixed-use development proposed for Asheville South Slope gets TRC review

Mixed-use development proposed for Asheville South Slope gets TRC review

The project, which could bring 600 new apartments to 4.4 acres between Coxe and Asheland avenues, is set to be presented to the South Slope Neighborhood Association on Tuesday.

by July 3, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Sitnick for Asheville mayor? Her social media comment has folks wondering

Sitnick for Asheville mayor? Her social media comment has folks wondering

Leni Sitnick was elected Asheville’s first woman mayor in 1997.

by June 28, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Reversal of fortune: Asheville Flatiron Building will be hotel after all

Reversal of fortune: Asheville Flatiron Building will be hotel after all

Asheville City Councilwoman Julie Mayfield, who last month said she opposed the Flatiron hotel proposal, said Tuesday night that her concerns had been addressed and she now favored it.

by June 26, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
The historic Flatiron Building in Asheville was built in 1927./ photo by Jason Sandford

Flatiron Building hotel proposal set for return to Asheville City Council

A planned mayoral vote by telephone and revelations regarding the criminal past of one of the Flatiron Building’s owners offer new wrinkles to tonight’s planned discussion.

by June 25, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Candidate declares run for Asheville City Council in 2020 district elections

Candidate declares run for Asheville City Council in 2020 district elections

Voters in 2020 are set to elect Asheville City Council members by district for the first time ever.

by May 30, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Downtown Commission wants a say in naming rights for Asheville civic center

Downtown Commission wants a say in naming rights for Asheville civic center

The naming rights issue is controversial, with competing bids from U.S. Cellular and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino.

by May 22, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
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
Harrah’s making bid for Asheville civic center naming rights

Harrah’s making bid for Asheville civic center naming rights

Asheville civic center officials have three proposals from entities interested in the naming rights to what is now known as the U.S. Cellular Center.

by March 24, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
The historic Flatiron Building in Asheville was built in 1927./ photo by Jason Sandford

Proposal to turn Asheville Flatiron Building into hotel set for next review

The Asheville Technical Review Committee hearing is the project’s next step in the bureaucratic quest for approval.

by December 18, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Passersby check out Bird electric scooters parked on the sidewalk along Biltmore Avenue on Oct. 25, the day the e-scooter company dropped about 200 of the scooters on Asheville city streets without first securing the proper city permissions. / photo by Jason Sandford

Bird is back at the table for e-scooter talks in Asheville

When Asheville City Council members passed an ordinance outlawing electric scooters on city streets, they made it clear the move was temporary.

by December 15, 2018 6 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council denies proposed Biltmore Village hotel

Asheville City Council denies proposed Biltmore Village hotel

Over the past couple of months, Asheville City Council members have indicated increasing displeasure with proposed hotel development.

by December 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
2 more Asheville hotel projects headed to City Council after P&Z approval

2 more Asheville hotel projects headed to City Council after P&Z approval

The commission unanimously approved one hotel project near Biltmore Village. The other project, along Biltmore Avenue, passed with a 5-2 vote.

by November 8, 2018 5 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
Asheville Downtown Commission votes against Biltmore Ave hotel project

Asheville Downtown Commission votes against Biltmore Ave hotel project

The hotel proposal moves on the Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission for review.

by October 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Word on the street: Asheville City Council prepared to hire Campbell as new city manager

Word on the street: Asheville City Council prepared to hire Campbell as new city manager

Asheville City Council has announced that it plans to meet on Wednesday to execute a contract to hire a new city manager.

by October 16, 2018 1 comment 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
The historic Flatiron Building in Asheville was built in 1927./ photo by Jason Sandford

Developer: Hotel use is best way to preserve historic Flatiron Building in Asheville

The Flatiron Building has served as an office building in downtown Asheville since its opening in 1927.

by October 4, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Preservation crews will assess Asheville’s Basilica of St. Lawrence

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Preservation crews will assess Asheville’s Basilica of St. Lawrence

Also, there’s a big new economic development announcement for the Enka Commerce Park, and more.

by October 3, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville City Council set to interview manager semifinalists

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville City Council set to interview manager semifinalists

Also, a new CBD dispensary on Merrimon Avenue has changed its name, and much more.

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
North Carolina appeals court hears arguments in Asheville hotel lawsuit

North Carolina appeals court hears arguments in Asheville hotel lawsuit

A decision from the N.C. Court of Appeals could come later this year.

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
The historic Flatiron Building in Asheville was built in 1927./ photo by Jason Sandford

Developer wants to buy historic Flatiron Building in Asheville, make it into hotel

The plans are in the earliest stages, but moving ahead.

by September 17, 2018 16 comments Asheville News
Asheville officials prepare to put civic center naming rights up for bid

Asheville officials prepare to put civic center naming rights up for bid

What aspect of a new naming rights deal with Asheville city officials value more: the bottom line dollar amount, or establishing a partnership with a corporate entity that shares city values?

by September 5, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Mainstay Suites

Three more new hotels in the works for Asheville

Meantime, the new Foundry Hotel project is the next big downtown hotel racing to get open by the fall tourism season.

by July 17, 2018 7 comments Asheville News
Pack Square, Asheville, 2018.

Firefighters could begin patrolling Asheville streets to address public safety concerns

The pilot program integrates the roles of ambassador, public safety official, medical responder and law enforcement liaison, according to the proposal.

by July 10, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
New apartment complex proposed for Fuddruckers site in Asheville

New apartment complex proposed for Fuddruckers site in Asheville

The proposed redevelopment of the corner of Charlotte and Chestnut streets would include a large apartment complex and retail shops.

by July 8, 2018 33 comments Asheville News
Tunnel under French Broad River? It’s an option for Asheville interstate project

Tunnel under French Broad River? It’s an option for Asheville interstate project

Is it a likely option? Probably not, but they’re weighing it, nonetheless.

by June 22, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Movement to ban plastic straws grows in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Movement to ban plastic straws grows in Asheville

Also, economic development official Ben Teague is taking a new job, and more.

by May 29, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Redevelopment of Sears store at Asheville Mall meets initial approval

Redevelopment of Sears store at Asheville Mall meets initial approval

Asheville city planners are pushing for more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly connections for the $45 million mixed-use development.

by May 21, 2018 3 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
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: May 8 Asheville opioid forum spotlights experts, resources

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: May 8 Asheville opioid forum spotlights experts, resources

Also, it’s spring and that means bears on the move, so here’s some advice on how to stay aware and safe.

by May 7, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
‘Road diet’ planned for Charlotte Street gives pedestrians, bicyclists priority

‘Road diet’ planned for Charlotte Street gives pedestrians, bicyclists priority

The changes to the busy street will costs taxpayers about $2.4 million over the next few years.

by April 25, 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
Asheville City Council at an April 10, 2018, budget workshop. From left: Vijay Kapoor, Sheneika Smith, Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler, Mayor Esther Manheimer, Julie Mayfield.

Asheville City Councilman Kapoor: property tax increase could help fill budget gap

Asheville City Council raised property taxes last year.

by April 24, 2018 4 comments Asheville News
At Asheville ‘pit of despair,’ no changes anytime soon

At Asheville ‘pit of despair,’ no changes anytime soon

One resident bemoaned the inaction, calling the property “a scar on the city of Asheville that needs to heal.”

by April 24, 2018 1 comment 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
Red panda exhibit at WNC Nature Center set to receive funding

Red panda exhibit at WNC Nature Center set to receive funding

The WNC Nature Center hopes to have the new home for red pandas open by fall.

by April 22, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
In race for Buncombe sheriff, new questions about old Asheville Police Department traffic stop

In race for Buncombe sheriff, new questions about old Asheville Police Department traffic stop

Sean Devereux, a prominent Asheville defense attorney, is raising concerns about the integrity of Daryl Fisher, a candidate for Buncombe County sheriff.

by April 18, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Immigration enforcement actions continue around Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Immigration enforcement actions continue around Asheville

Also, the 27 Club in downtown Asheville is open, and much more.

by April 17, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Heartburn: Asheville City Council works to fill budget hole

Heartburn: Asheville City Council works to fill budget hole

A $3.5 million operating budget deficit for the city of Asheville this coming fiscal year can be trimmed to $1.7 million, city staffers told Asheville City Council members Thursday.

by March 29, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
At Asheville City Hall, policy and personnel changes follow police controversy

At Asheville City Hall, policy and personnel changes follow police controversy

A host of actions are underway, from plans to increase the hiring of more minority police officers to the creation of a Human Rights Commission.

by March 21, 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
FIRED: Asheville City Council shows city manager Gary Jackson the door following police controversy

FIRED: Asheville City Council shows city manager Gary Jackson the door following police controversy

Jackson’s firing is the latest fallout from the publication last month of police body cam video showing an Asheville police officer beating a man.

by March 21, 2018 5 comments Asheville News