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Buncombe Increases Public Parking Availability

Public parking is important to small businesses, workers, local residents, and visitors who visit and enjoy our unique and vibrant downtown community. Buncombe County maintains more than 1,500 spaces of parking in downtown Asheville. Here’s what you need to know about Buncombe County’s public parking spots.

 BC Public Parking Decks

You can find convenient public parking at two Buncombe County public parking decks that are open 24/7, 365 days a year. 

College Street Public Parking Deck

  • 164 College St. (across from the Buncombe County Judicial Complex)
  • 650 spaces based on availability with a pay station/attendant
  • Open 24/7
  • $1 per first 1/2 hour and $1 for second 1/2 hour ($2 for first hour) then an additional $1 per hour after that with a daily max of $12. 
  • EV charging station at ground level
  • Handicap accessible

Sears Alley Public Parking Deck

  • 11 Sears Alley (next to Buncombe County Health & Human Services at 40 Coxe Ave.)
  • 664 spaces based on availability with a pay station/attendant
  • Open 24/7
  • $1 per first 1/2 hour and $1.00 for second 1/2 hour ($2 for first hour) then an additional $1 per hour after that with a daily max of $12. Folks receiving services at BCHHS at 40 Coxe Ave. will need to bring their parking ticket in with them for validation.
  • EV charging station at ground level
  • Handicap accessible

Surface Lots

Buncombe County maintains seven surface lots that operate with a limited availability. For lot specifics, see below.

46 Aston St.

  • 45 spaces based on availability with a Solar Pay Station
  • Open 24/7
  • $3/session (12 hours maximum)

52 Coxe Ave.

  • 87 spaces based on availability with a Solar Pay Station
  • Open 24/7
  • $3/session (12 hours maximum)

50 Coxe Ave.

  • 16 spaces based on availability with a Solar Pay Station
  • Currently after hours and weekends only during construction*
  • $3/session (12 hours maximum)

*This information will be updated after construction.

94 Coxe Ave.

  • 22 spaces based on availability with a Solar Pay Station
  • After hours and weekends only
  • $4/session (12 hours maximum)

2 Sawyer St.

  • 25 spaces based on availability with an Honor Box
  • Open 24/7
  • $3/session (12 hours maximum)

30 Valley St.

  • 76 spaces based on availability with a Solar Pay Station
  • After hours and weekends only
  • $3/session (12 hours maximum)

35 Woodfin St.

  • 104 Spaces based on availability with a Solar Pay Station
  • After hours and weekends only
  • $3/session (12 hours maximum)

 

The Asheville App

Finding a parking spot in downtown Asheville is easier with the Asheville App. Through a collaboration with the City of Asheville, Buncombe County is merging its real-time parking data with the City of Asheville’s parking app. This app makes it easy to navigate where to park, especially during the height of tourist season or during special events. The easy-to-use app allows you to see how many of the nearly 3,000 parking garage spaces are available and will help save you time and frustration.

Here’s what you need to know about getting real-time parking data:

  • You can access it on the City of Asheville’s app or the City’s website.
  • The County has two parking decks: College Street and 11 Sears Alley, right beside BCHHS on  Coxe Avenue.
  • The City has four parking garages: Biltmore Avenue, Civic Center, Rankin Avenue, and Wall Street.
  • Parking rates vary between the City and County, and special event rates may be in effect. Check each deck for rate information.

Monthly Parking

Buncombe County partners with Preferred Parking Services LLC, to manage parking lots and decks. Click here for more information about availability.