FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where is City Hall?
City Hall is located at 70 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801.
Where is the Municipal building?
The Municipal building is located at 100 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801. The Municipal building is home to Police and Fire Headquarters.
Who is the City Manager?
Who are the City of Asheville's elected officials?
Please see the Meet City Council page.
When does City Council meet?
Typically, Asheville City Council will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. For more information contact the City Clerk at 828-259-5601.
What is the main phone number to City Hall?
The City's customer service phone number is 828-251-1122.
TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
Form Based Code
On August 13, 2013, the City of Asheville, with the help of planning firm Code Studio, launched the community process of developing form-based code for the Haywood Road Corridor in west Asheville. The effort has been called a potential pilot project for planning in other areas of the city.
So just what is Form-Based Code?
Form based code is a set of development regulations that prioritizes design and character over land use. It is intended to create a sense of place by blending building standards, community space and multi-modal transportation routes into a plan that takes into consideration the history and personality of a neighborhood.
Where locating different land uses has traditionally been the focus of traditional zoning, form-based code favors design and scale to create an attractive and multi-use neighborhood that withstands changes in the kinds of businesses that operate there. Elements like street-facing windows and public entrances, sidewalks, street trees, bike lanes and on-street parking create meeting places and spaces for commerce that blend together to reinforce community character.
Form based codes are drafted to preserve and promote community vision for an area and require the input of the neighborhoods to be effective. That’s why the Haywood Road Form-Based Code Process includes multiple opportunities for community input and interaction with the designers. Click here to see more about the Haywood Road Corridor Form-Based Code process.