Parking Info

Please see below for real-time updates on available parking spaces in local city parking garages

EVENT PARKING

Special Event Parking Rate is $9.00 per vehicle; Multi-Day Event Parking rate is $7.00 per vehicle.

Special event rates are charged when large events are held at the US Cellular Center Asheville and for certain other downtown events. The number of garages charging special event rates depends on the size and scope of the event. Parking fees for special events are collected upon entry to the garage. A portion of every Special Event Parking ticket sold through the City garages goes towards renovating the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Thank you for your help in restoring one of Asheville’s oldest theatres!

In addition to the listed parking garages on this page, there are numerous nearby surface lots that will also offer special event parking.

ON-STREET PARKING

There are more than 700 on-street metered spaces in downtown Asheville. All meters are for short term parking (two hours or less, as marked) at a cost of $1.50 per hour. All meters accept coins only. You can also pay for on-street metered parking with a credit or debit card via Passport Parking by following the instructions listed on the parking meters. The metered spaces are enforced from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday.

There is no charge for metered spaces after 6 pm on Monday through Saturday, or all day Sunday.  Parking is free on designated city holidays (handicap parking and loading zones still enforced).

HANDICAP PARKING

There are a limited amount of handicap parking spaces available near the USCC.  It is filled on a first-come, first-serve basis so please plan accordingly.  There are two handicap parking spaces on Page Ave (across the street), one space in front of Vanderbilt Apts. (Haywood St), and five spaces on the side of Vanderbilt Apts. (Vanderbilt Place).  The Civic Center Garage has twelve handicap parking spaces, Rankin and Wall Street Garages have 7 spaces each, and the Biltmore Ave Garage has eleven spaces.  Additionally for select events the 25 space surface parking lot directly across the street from the USCC is reserved exclusively for handicap parking.

There is a pick-up/drop-off zone in front of the building, so when possible the person with the disability can be let out in front of the facility while another person parks the vehicle.

For more information on parking in Asheville, please visit the City of Asheville’s Parking Services webpage.

Downtown Asheville Parking Map 2018

1. CIVIC CENTER GARAGE – 2 MINUTE WALK

Regular Rates: First hour free, $1.25/hr each additional hour ($10/day)

The Civic Center Garage is largest city garage with 550 spaces. The garage is located behind the Buncombe County Public Library off of Haywood Street, adjacent to Vanderbilt Apartments and the US Cellular Center Asheville. There are two entrances to this garage, one entrance off of Haywood Street between the library and the Vanderbilt Apartments, and the other off of Rankin Avenue at the rear of the garage. The main vehicle exit is on Rankin Avenue with an exit for permit vehicles at Haywood Street. Pedestrian exits are located at Rankin Avenue, Walnut Street, and on Haywood Street (fifth floor connection with Buncombe County Public Library).

2. RANKIN AVENUE GARAGE – 3 MINUTE WALK

Regular Rates: First hour free, $1.25/hr each additional hour ($10/day)

The Rankin Avenue Garage, with 262 spaces, is located between Haywood Street and Rankin Avenue just north of College Street, with a pedestrian entrance off of Haywood Street. There are two entrances, one off of Walnut Street and the other off of Rankin Avenue. The main vehicle exit is on Rankin Avenue with an exit for permit vehicles on College Street. If the Rankin Avenue garage is full, please note that the Civic Center Garage is immediately next door and often has space available when the Rankin Avenue garage does not.

3. WALL STREET GARAGE – 3 MINUTE WALK

Regular Rates: First hour free, $1.25/hr each additional hour ($10/day)

The Wall Street Garage has 232 spaces and is located off Otis Street between Wall Street and Battery Park Avenue, immediately across the street from the Grove Arcade. The entrance to this garage is on Otis Street. The vehicle exit from this garage is located at the corner of Battery Park and Page Avenues. Pedestrian exits are located at Otis Street, Wall Street and Battery Park Avenue.

4. BILTMORE AVENUE GARAGE – 10 MINUTE WALK

Regular Rates: First hour free, $1.25/hr each additional hour ($10/day)

The Biltmore Ave Garage is located under the Aloft Hotel on Biltmore Avenue. This facility has 404 spaces total, but due to the joint venture with the hotel these spaces may go as low as 289 available depending on the hotel’s occupancy. There are public restrooms located off of Aston Street on level P1 of the facility. The entrances are located on Biltmore Avenue (Southbound Only) and South Lexington Avenue. The exits are located on Aston Street and South Lexington Avenue. Pedestrian traffic may enter off of Aston Street, Biltmore Avenue and South Lexington.

5. BUNCOMBE COUNTY PARKING GARAGE (COLLEGE STREET) – 10 MINUTE WALK

Regular Rates: $1.25/hr every hour ($10/day)

The College Street Garage has 650 available spaces.  It is located across the street from the Buncombe County Courthouse on College St.  The entrance is located on College St (westbound traffic only).

6. COXE AVENUE GARAGE – 10 MINUTE WALK

Regular Rates: $2 first hour. $1/hr each additional hour ($10/day)

The Coxe Avenue Garage has 664 available spaces.  It is located at the corner of Sears Alley and Coxe Avenue, across from the post office.  The entrance is located on Sears Alley. Visitors to Buncombe County Health and Human Services can receive free parking at this garage (must bring parking ticket inside BCHHS to be validated).

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