Johnston Boulevard Sidewalk Improvements
Happening Now The project is currently in the design phase, with a final design expected in approximately late 2020 to early 2021. We would appreciate your thoughts about this project. Please review...
Spring 2020- Preliminary Designs Complete (30 percent complete)
August 2020-September 2020-Public Comment
Fall 2020- Signed Environmental Document Anticipated
Winter 2020/2021- Final Design
Right of Way Acquisition, Public Meeting, and Construction on hold.
A portion of the funding for this project is administered by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Recent budget shortfalls have meant that NCDOT has placed holds on many projects, including this Johnston Boulevard Sidewalk Project. Acquisition of easements and right of way, and construction cannot begin until the NCDOT hold has been lifted.
For information on the progress, please contact
Vinnie Sullivan, PE, CFM
Project Manager, City of Asheville Capital Projects Management
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Public Space Usage During COVID-19
Thank you for visiting the engagement hub for the City of Asheville. Please provide your feedback on initiatives related to the use of public spaces during COVID-19. BACKGROUNDThe City has formed...
Curbside Pick-Up Zones
Parking spaces designated as 10 minute curbside pick-up zones to support easy and safe access to goods and services in commercial areas.
Expanded use of private property
Guidelines and an expedited process for businesses/organizations to request expanded use of their private parking lots, landscape areas, and walkways to be able to better operate in alignment with public health guidelines.
Expanded use of public sidewalks
Guidelines and an expedited process for businesses/organizations to request expanded use of adjacent public sidewalk (i.e. seating, merchandise display) to be able to better operate in alignment with public health guidelines.
Shared Streets (Pedestrian Priority Zones)
Designation of Pedestrian-Priority Streets (vehicles must yield to pedestrians) and creation of "Parklet Zones" within those streets to support expanded opportunities for commerce (i.e. seating and merchandise) in public parking spaces.
LAUNCHED 6/19/20 - The Block (Eagle & S. Market Streets)
LAUNCHED 6/26/20 - South Slope (Banks, Buxton & Collier)
LAUNCHED 7/2/20 - Wall Street
LAUNCHED 7/2/20 - Parklet Zone on College Street between Haywood and Patton
An opportunity for business/organizations temporarily use up to 3 public parking spaces adjacent to their storefronts for extended outdoor dining, merchandise or other expanded use to be able to better operate in alignment with public health guidelines.
APPLICATION PROCESS OPENED 6/19/20
UPDATE: September 21, 2020Asheville City Council to hold a work session on hotel moratorium from 2:30-4:30 pm on October 13.UPDATE: September 4, 2020On Tuesday, September 8, City of Asheville Council...
Asheville Sidewalk Improvements-Onteora Boulevard
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), in conjunction with the City of Asheville’s Capital Projects Department, proposes to construct a sidewalk along the west side of Onteora Boulevard...
Conduct field work and studies-July 2019 to December 2019
December 2019- Environmental Documents
Environmental document have been signed.
March 2020-Develop final designs and begin right-of-way acquisition
September 2020 - Public notification
FY 2021-Construction begins
Construction was scheduled to begin in fall/winter 2020, but is likely to be delayed. A portion of the funding for this project is administered by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Recent budget shortfalls have meant that NCDOT has placed holds on many projects, including this Onteora Boulevard Sidewalk Project. Construction cannot begin until the NCDOT hold has been lifted.