Post Tagged with: "Asheville City Council"

Protesters demanding an overhaul of the Asheville Police Department's budget took to the streets Thursday night not long after Asheville City Council voted to approve a new budget that allocates spending for three months as Council, staff and residents work on new plan for a police budget./ photo by Brooke Randle

Asheville city budget with limited funding clears City Council in 5-2 vote

By adopting a spending plan that only allocates money through September, tremendous remains on city staff to overhaul the Asheville Police Department and its $30 million budget.

by July 31, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council to establish Community Reparations Commission, reassess police investigation

Asheville City Council to establish Community Reparations Commission, reassess police investigation

Asheville City Council voted to table a nearly $83,000 contract with a consulting firm that would investigate the actions of the Asheville Police Department during protests in early June.

by July 22, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville city attorney outlines upcoming investigation into police actions

Asheville city attorney outlines upcoming investigation into police actions

The city of Asheville plans to hire a consultant to provide an analysis of whether the strategies and tactics employed by local police during the recent racial justice protests were consistent with best practices of law enforcement agencies.

by June 26, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
A group of protesters stands by their "Defund The Police" mural on Spruce Street on Monday morning, June 22. The activists said that in the early morning hours, a group of armed counter-protesters showed up and tried to intimidate them and paint over their yellow-lettered message with blue paint. A city of Asheville crew arrived later Monday to wash away the mural./ photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville City Council to consider ban on tear gas; reviews open-carry gun laws 

The review of open-carry gun laws and their enforcement comes following a clash Monday between a group of protesters and counter-protesters who faced off over a “Defund the Police” mural painted on a city street.

by June 24, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
The Vance Monument in downtown Asheville, June 2020./ photo by Jason Sandford

Proposal: Cover entire Vance Monument in downtown Asheville

The entire Vance Monument should be covered up to reflect “the death and eventual erasure of this racist landmark from our public realm,” according to a proposal from a local professor of architecture and a photographer.

by June 17, 2020 1 comment Asheville News
Asheville Police Department Chief David Zack at a downtown Asheville protest on June 6./ Photo courtesy of Zach Greenwald

Asheville police chief announces investigation, department restructuring, following protests

Two Asheville City Council members separately requested that City Manager Debra Campbell facilitate an investigation into the Asheville Police Department and its officers’ actions during the protests.

by June 11, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Campaign season and COVID-19 in Western North Carolina: Political candidates are staying home, too

Campaign season and COVID-19 in Western North Carolina: Political candidates are staying home, too

Social media outlets and virtual town halls meetings have become critical communication tools for candidates navigating the 2020 election season.

by April 27, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville city budget takes hit from coronavirus crisis

Asheville city budget takes hit from coronavirus crisis

City officials currently have no plans to lay off or furlough city staff during the coronavirus crisis.

by April 17, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Virus Hot Sheet: Second COVID-19 death in Buncombe County reported

Ashvegas Virus Hot Sheet: Second COVID-19 death in Buncombe County reported

Also, the Asheville Ballet has announced it is canceling a concert during its main season for the first time in its 60-year history.

by April 11, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
The Westville Pub in West Asheville boarded up its outdoor seating area to deter people from gathering amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19./ photo by Brooke Randle

Asheville City Council affirms participation in One Buncombe emergency fund

The One Buncombe emergency relief fund will include both a both an individual and a small business relief component.

by March 25, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
A group of Mission Hospital nurses and their supporters rallied in downtown Asheville on Sunday afternoon to show their support of the nurses effort to unionize./ photo by Jason Sandford

Mission Hospital nurses rally as unionization vote nears

Mission Hospital registered nurses will vote by secret ballot in the next 20 days or so on whether to join the National Nurses United union.

by March 8, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
From ‘pit of despair’ to ‘civic plaza’; concepts presented for Haywood-Page lot development

From ‘pit of despair’ to ‘civic plaza’; concepts presented for Haywood-Page lot development

Development on the property may include housing, a restaurant or office space to help cover the annual cost of maintaining the park components, according to plans presented.

by February 20, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
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