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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Asheville City Councilman Young files to run for Charlotte seat in U.S. House

Asheville City Councilman Young files to run for Charlotte seat in U.S. House

There’s no constitutional requirement that a member of the U.S. House of Representatives must live in the district they represent.

by March 1, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Kimberlee Archie

Asheville residents urge City Council to put weight behind equity efforts

The city’s new equity and inclusion manager should have a staff and report directly to the city manager, residents said.

by February 17, 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
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

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Councilman Keith Young considers run for Asheville mayor

Also, a second line memorial parade honoring Asheville musician Jeff Knorr is set for Tuesday night, and more.

by July 10, 2017 1 comment 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
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
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Former Asheville mayor apologizes for 2010 vote

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Former Asheville mayor apologizes for 2010 vote

More of what’s going around in Asheville as the week winds down.

by December 8, 2016 5 comments Asheville News
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
In history-making choice, local Dems pick Whitesides as new Buncombe County commissioner

In history-making choice, local Dems pick Whitesides as new Buncombe County commissioner

Members of the Buncombe County Democratic Party picked retired banker Al Whitesides to serve on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, District 1, on Monday night. It was a history-making choice: Whitesides is the first African-American chosen to serve on the board. He will serve through 2018. “I’d like to thank everybody for the confidence you’ve shown in me and I[Read More…]

by December 5, 2016 0 comments Asheville politics, feature
Four seek Buncombe commissioner seat: Bellamy, Hallum, Young, Whitesides

Four seek Buncombe commissioner seat: Bellamy, Hallum, Young, Whitesides

The new commissioner will be the first African-American to sit on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.

by November 16, 2016 2 comments Asheville News, Asheville politics
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: First Allegiant flight from Asheville to NYC Thursday

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: First Allegiant flight from Asheville to NYC Thursday

Also, Asheville City Councilman Gordon Smith says he’s not seeking appointment to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, and much more.

by November 15, 2016 1 comment Asheville News
Election ’16 aftermath: celebrating, boozing, flag burning in Asheville

Election ’16 aftermath: celebrating, boozing, flag burning in Asheville

The political maneuvering is far from over.

by November 11, 2016 6 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 Hot Sheet: Asheville Art Museum set to begin long-awaited construction project

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Art Museum set to begin long-awaited construction project

Also, Carolina Public Press has hired a new managing editor and much more.

by January 5, 2016 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: City of Asheville plans to restore lost fountain in Grove Park neighborhood

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: City of Asheville plans to restore lost fountain in Grove Park neighborhood

Also, The Honeycutters, one of Asheville’s hottest bands, releases a new music video, and more.

by November 30, 2015 0 comments Asheville News
Remodel of BB&T building into boutique hotel in downtown Asheville eyed

Remodel of BB&T building into boutique hotel in downtown Asheville eyed

Newly elected Asheville City Councilwoman Julie Mayfield on Wednesday announced she had returned a campaign donation from the developer.

by November 11, 2015 8 comments Asheville News
Brian Haynes, one of 16 candidates for Asheville City Council this year, speaks at his campaign kickoff event Sunday at the Grey Eagle/ Photo by STEWART O'SHIELDS for ASHVEGAS.com

News analysis: Variety of forces drive crowded Asheville City Council candidate field

Why so many candidates this year? Incumbents are out, Raleigh is popping, turnout will likely be low, and more.

by July 20, 2015 10 comments Asheville News
Social justice advocate Lindsey Simerly announces run for Asheville City Council

Social justice advocate Lindsey Simerly announces run for Asheville City Council

Simerly, who ran an unsuccessful bid for City Council in 2007, has developed close ties with a number of Democratic officeholders over the years.

Ashvegas Political Hit List: New Asheville City Council candidate announces bid

Ashvegas Political Hit List: New Asheville City Council candidate announces bid

Also, a $3 billion plan by Gov. Pat McCrory to use bonds to pay for road and infrastructure improvements could be on the ballot for referendum this fall.

by April 27, 2015 8 comments Asheville politics