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A hotel under construction on Meadow Road in Asheville./ photo by Jason Sandford

One step closer to hotel development moratorium in Asheville

Asheville City Council is scheduled to set a public hearing on a hotel development moratorium at its Sept. 10 meeting.

by August 28, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Harrah's Cherokee Center Asheville will be the new name of Asheville's civic center starting on Jan. 1, 2020.

Asheville City Council accepts Harrah’s Cherokee bid for civic center naming rights

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, the center will be known as the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville.

by May 29, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Lack of city support for new Asheville food fest is tough for organizers to swallow

Lack of city support for new Asheville food fest is tough for organizers to swallow

Chow Chow, a new signature food festival planned for mid-September, isn’t currently set for any in-kind support from the city of Asheville.

by March 24, 2019 3 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
Hotel proposal withdrawn as Asheville City Council signals growing opposition

Hotel proposal withdrawn as Asheville City Council signals growing opposition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 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
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
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
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
Former Asheville Police Department officer arrested, charged with assaulting man

Former Asheville Police Department officer arrested, charged with assaulting man

In other developments, Asheville attorney Ben Scales holds a press conference to criticize District Attorney Todd Williams, and Asheville City Council members get use of force training by Asheville police.

by March 9, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Asheville Fed Cup Hot Sheet: USTA pledges $35,000 to Aston Park remodel

Asheville Fed Cup Hot Sheet: USTA pledges $35,000 to Aston Park remodel

For the past several years, city officials have been working on a plan to reduce the taxpayer subsidy of the Aston Park Tennis Center.

by February 12, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Airport to offer Dallas Fort Worth direct flight

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Airport to offer Dallas Fort Worth direct flight

The Windsor Hotel, a boutique hotel in downtown Asheville, recently sold for more than $9 million, and more.

by December 5, 2017 0 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
South Asheville sounds off, propelling Kapoor to big City Council win

South Asheville sounds off, propelling Kapoor to big City Council win

Broadly speaking, voters were motivated by an anti-incumbent streak and a clear desire to vote against a district election plan for Asheville City Council.

by November 8, 2017 5 comments Opinion
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
Vijay Kapoor, campaigning Tuesday in the Montford neighborhood./ photo by Jason Sandford

Incumbent Bothwell ousted in Asheville City Council primary; Kapoor tops field

The candidates now look ahead to the the Nov. 7 general election.

by October 10, 2017 5 comments Asheville News

With short term rentals thriving, Asheville City Council moves closer to clampdown

City Council members expressed interest in an array of tougher measures governing short term rentals in Asheville.

by October 4, 2017 1 comment 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 campaign cash: Goldstein banks $29,502, Roney raises $18,566

Asheville City Council campaign cash: Goldstein banks $29,502, Roney raises $18,566

In the race for campaign cash, Vijay Kapoor raised the third highest total at more than $15,000.

by August 7, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Tunnel Road hotel gets Asheville City Council OK under new rules

Tunnel Road hotel gets Asheville City Council OK under new rules

The hotel proposal was the first to come before Asheville City Council under new rules governing hotel construction in the city.

by July 25, 2017 1 comment Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Field almost set for Asheville City Council elections

Also, Pine Gate Renewables is opening on the South Slope, and more.

by July 21, 2017 3 comments Asheville News
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Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Andrew Fletcher considers Asheville City Council run

Also, Dig Local has updated its smart phone app, and more.

by June 28, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Asheville City Council votes create new Human Relations Commission

Asheville City Council votes create new Human Relations Commission

City Council is looking for more citizens to take part in establishing the commission.

by June 13, 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: Asheville City Council candidate forum on policing Sunday

Also, Catawba Brewing and Eagle’s Nest Outfitters are reprising a beer collaboration, and more.

by May 20, 2017 1 comment Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Sheneika Smith announces Asheville City Council run

Also, the deadline to apply to be a part of this summer’s Big Crafty is Sunday, and much more.

by May 4, 2017 0 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Vassallo announces Asheville City Council run

Also, the Biltmore Estate announced the music lineup for its summer concert series, and more.

by May 1, 2017 2 comments Asheville News

Goldstein to run for Asheville City Council; Bothwell announces re-election bid

Also, it looks like the issue of district elections for Asheville City Council will once again come before state lawmakers.

by March 2, 2017 1 comment Asheville politics
Manheimer announces run for second term as Asheville mayor

Manheimer announces run for second term as Asheville mayor

Manheimer, who was elected mayor in 2013, served on Asheville City Council for four years prior to that.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Kapoor, Lee announce Asheville City Council bids

Also, who might be running for mayor?

by February 13, 2017 6 comments Asheville News

Asheville City Council Election ’17 update; Roney in, Smith out

Councilman Gordon Smith won’t seek re-election, newcomer Kim Roney says she’s running and others are testing the waters.

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, feature

Who’s running for Asheville City Council in Election ’17

Rich Lee, Kim Roney and Sheneika Smith are a few names being bandied about as possible City Council candidates this year.

by January 19, 2017 5 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
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
Ashvegas City Councilwoman: I’m voting against giving Moogfest taxpayer dollars

Ashvegas City Councilwoman: I’m voting against giving Moogfest taxpayer dollars

Gwen Wisler, Asheville’s newest City Council member, says it’s a matter of fairness. What do you think?

by February 10, 2014 50 comments Asheville News
Smith, Bothwell, newcomer Wisler line-up for Asheville City Council bids

Smith, Bothwell, newcomer Wisler line-up for Asheville City Council bids

Smith and Bothwell seek re-election. Wisler is a newcomer.

by April 17, 2013 2 comments Asheville News