To support Asheville's community and enable social distancing and safe public access to businesses and services, the City of Asheville is extending the AVL Shares Space temporary outdoor expansion program deadline from October 31, 2020 to January 3, 2021.
Businesses and organizations that plan to incorporate winter weather accomodations should complete this online application to update and extend their current authorization for temporary expansion in:
Operations after October 31 must adhere to all guidelines in the Winter Weather Addendum (see below) to be eligible for re-authorization.
Once you submit your request, the City of Asheville will review it for safety and follow up with you by email with reauthorization. Please allow five business day for reauthorization and ensure that your contact email address and phone number are correct on this form.
Authorized participants who are not making winter-related changes do not need to submit this reauthorization application. All original authorizations and associated permits will automatically extend through January 3 provided that participants continue to adhere to all program guidelines and outdoor spaces reflect the original submitted site plan.
Authorized program participants must continue to follow all State and County guidelines for health and occupancy while using temporary outdoor expansion space. Expanded outdoor space does not allow for increased occupancy.
City authorization is subject to evolving public health and safety guidance. The City may necessarily amend, delay or revoke authorization at any time.
City staff are available to answer questions and provide consultation related to winterization by calling 828-259-5967 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, frequently asked questions (FAQs) are provided at on pages 5-8 of the Winter Guidelines below.