Community Council Meeting on STR – March 25th

City Council will host a community conversation Wednesday, March 25 in the banquet room of the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville. The event begins at 5 p.m. with an informal opportunity to converse with City staff and City Council. A staff presentation will follow at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will then have the opportunity to share with City Council thoughts, opportunities, concerns or ideas related to short term rental properties.  Click here to view the meeting agenda and a helpful Q&A prepared by the City.  This is a complex and nuanced issue, that will not be going away anytime soon.  We encourage neighbors to provide input as Council and Staff attempt to craft reasonable STR regulation.


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Festival of Neighborhoods this Sunday

This is a reminder that the Festival of Neighborhoods event takes place this Sunday, March 15 from 2pm to 4:30pm at the A B Tech Ferguson Auditorium.  There will be a brief welcome/introduction session to begin the afternoon.  Following that, you will have the choice of 6 workshops, all designed to help grow and strengthen our neighborhood. Alan and Suzanne Escovitz of our neighborhood will be presenting a great workshop on fundraising.  Please join us for the  afternoon and meet residents from many of Asheville’s vibrant neighborhoods as we network and learn how to improve our community.

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Save the Date! Tour of Homes Sept. 13th 2015!

The 2015 Tour of Homes is set for September 13th. We are looking for volunteers interested in helping with this important neighborhood event.
We are looking for someone to be the Program Editor and someone to manage marketing. The Program Editor will compile information about the homes in the tour and the businesses that have purchased advertisements. The editor will work with the individual who has agreed to design and layout the directory. The Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for a subcommittee that will distribute information to the community through newspaper, radio, and community websites concerning the Tour of Homes. If you are interested in these or other volunteer positions please contact Paul Rogers at

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GPSMNA 2015 Annual Meeting and Elections!!

Greetings Grove Park/Sunset Mountain Neighbors,
Join us on Thursday January 8th, from 7:00-8:30 PM at St. Mary’s Church in Emmanus Hall (2nd Floor) for our Grove Park/Sunset Mountain Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting.  Please view the agenda under board minutes tab.  We will provide coffee, apple cider and cookies and would ask you to help spread the word and invite your neighbors.  If you are interested in serving on the board please contact Alan and/or attend the annual meeting.

This is also time to renew your 2015 Neighborhood Association annual dues ($15/year) which can be easily done by (1) clicking on the logo on right or (2) bring a check payable to GPSMNA to the annual meeting or (3) mail your dues payment to the GP/SMNA Treasurer, 428 Sunset Drive Asheville, NC 28804.

The Grove Park/Sunset Mountain Neighborhood Association Board wishes you a happy holiday and looks forward to seeing you there.

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Proposed Traffic Safety and Speed Reduction Campaign

View this document to see the GPSMNA’s proposed traffic plan.


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