HISTORIC RESOURCES COMMISSION
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The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. in the North Conference Room on the first floor of the Asheville City Building.
The Historic Resources Commission (HRC) of Asheville and Buncombe County was created in 1979 through local ordinance adopted by both the City of Asheville and Buncombe County pursuant to the North Carolina General Statutes. The joint city/county Commission consists of 12 members with six appointments from each jurisdiction. All members have equal voting rights and serve 3-year terms. No member may serve more than two consecutive terms. Officers of the Commission are elected among themselves.
The HRC has also been approved as a Certified Local Government, which means that the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office with the concurrence of the National Park Service has approved the HRC to carry out the purpose of the National Historic Preservation Act at the local government level.
The mission of the Historic Resources Commission is to preserve and protect cultural and architectural resources of Asheville and Buncombe County. The HRC is responsible for the identification and evaluation of historically significant neighborhoods and individual sites for both national and local historic designation. The HRC also adopts or modifies preservation design guidelines as necessary for local districts and evaluates new construction and alterations to existing structures and landscapes for congruence with the adopted guidelines. Additionally, the HRC serves as an educational resource providing technical assistance and general information on the process and benefits of historic preservation to area residents and property owners.
Understanding the Role of the Historic Resources Commission
Rules of Procedure
Chair: Brendan Ross - firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Schedule 2016
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April 13, 2016
March 9, 2016
February 10, 2016
January 13, 2016
December 9, 2015
November 11, 2015
October 14, 2015
September 9, 2015
August 12, 2015
July 8, 2015
June 10, 2015
May 13, 2015
April 8, 2015
March 11, 2015
February 11, 2015
January 14, 2015
December 10, 2014
November 12, 2014
October 8, 2014
September 10, 2014
August 13, 2014
July 25, 2014 - Special Biltmore Village On Site Meeting
July 9, 2014
June 11, 2014
May 15, 2014 Retreat Notice
May 14, 2014
April 9, 2014
March 12, 2014
February 12, 2014 - MEETING CANCELED
January 8, 2014
February 2014 - Meeting canceled.
For archived minutes of the Historic Resources Commission, please call 828-259-5836.
Historic Resources Commission
Planning & Development Department
Stacy Merten, Director
Alex Cole, Historic Review Specialist
Location: Asheville City Hall, 70 Court Plaza
Mailing: P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802