Downtown Commission

The Asheville Downtown Commission was created by City Council "...for the sustainability and continued development of downtown, a vital urban center of western North Carolina's economic, cultural and visitor activity."

The Commission meets on the second Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the First Floor North Conference Room in City Hall, Asheville, N.C. The normal length of the meeting is 1-2 hours.

In addition to providing City Council with recommendations on all things Downtown, the Downtown Commission carries out Downtown Design Review on major development projects within the Central Business District.

Chair - Michael McDonough,

Downtown Design Review Information

Please call Sasha Vrtunski in the Planning & Urban Design Department at (828) 259-5560 with specific questions (such as deadlines) regarding the Downtown Design Review process.

The Design Review Committee will meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. in City Hall, 5th Floor Conference Room.

Meeting scheduled for July 18 has been cancelled.

Agendas & Meeting Information

The Downtown Commission generally meets the second Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the First Floor North Conference Room of Asheville City Hall. 

General Information


Date Agenda Documents
January 13, 2017 Agenda Annual Report
February 10, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 10, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 21, 2017 Agenda Haywood Street Advisory Team Final Report
May 12, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 9, 2017 Agenda  
July 14, 2017 Agenda  

Contact Information

Dana Frankel, Downtown Development Specialist
Office: 828-251-4051
Fax: 828-250-8928