Updated Jan. 20
Buncombe County still has some spots available in the affordable parking program. The new deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 3. If you already applied for the program, Preferred Parking will be contacting you about securing your parking space. For those applying for the remaining spaces, we will be contacting people by Feb. 10 to notify you if you received a space or are on the waitlist. See the original article below for additional details.
Do you work in downtown Asheville? If so, Buncombe County’s new affordable parking program could save you hundreds of your hard-earned dollars. The program will offer 150 spots at the Coxe Ave. parking deck (located at 11 Sears Alley) for $40 per month. This new initiative, focused on service industry and retail workers, is now taking applications for people who meet some basic eligibility requirements.
After applying, a lottery system will determine who gets the 150 reduced-cost parking spots. Everyone else will be put on a waitlist with a chance to get spots based on attrition. The updated deadline to apply is Feb. 3. You will be contacted by Feb. 10 to let you know if you received a space or are on the waitlist.
- You must work in the downtown Asheville area (within one mile of Pack Square)
- You must earn less than 80% area median income (see application for income limits)
- Have a valid driver license
- Have a credit card or bank account to link for payment
- Applicants must be age 18 or older
If you think you meet the following requirements, please fill out an application here. If you are not able to submit an application online or need assistance completing the application, call (828) 250-5060.
This is a pilot program and it might be expanded in the future as the County evaluates data from this initial offering. Buncombe County is administering the application and lottery process. Preferred Parking (the County’s parking vendor) will be responsible for selling the tickets and contacting those on the waitlist.