Historic Resources Commission

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    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 siginificant 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 techincal 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 - bertsandphoebe@aol.com

    Meeting Schedule 2014

    Apply for Board Vacancy - Asheville City Clerk

    Apply for Board Vacancy - Buncombe County Clerk to the Board of Commissioners

     

     


     

    Agendas

    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
    December 11, 2013
    November 13, 2013
    October 9, 2013
    September 11, 2013
    August 14, 2013
    July 10, 2013
    June 12, 2013
    May 8, 2013    
    April 10, 2013 
    March 13, 2013 
     


    Minutes

    April 2014
    March 2014
    February 2014 - Meeting canceled.
    January 2014

    December 2013
    November 2013
    October 2013
    September 2013
    August 2013
    July 2013
    June 2013
    May 2013
    April 2013
    March 2013
    February 2013
    January 2013
     


     

    For  archived  minutes  of  the  Historic  Resources  Commission,  please  contact  Peggy  Gardner, pgardner@ashevillenc.gov  or  call  828-259-5638.

     

    Contact Information

    Historic Resources Commission
    Planning & Development Department

    Stacy Merten, Director
    Email: smerten@ashevillenc.gov
    Phone: 828-259-5836

    Peggy Gardner, Historic Review Specialist
    Email: pgardner@ashevillenc.gov
    Phone: 828-259-5638

    Location: Asheville City Hall, 70 Court Plaza
    Mailing: P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802

    Fax: 828-259-5428

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