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."
In addition to providing City Council with recommendations on Downtown policies and initiatives, the Downtown Commission carries out Downtown Design Review on major development projects within the Central Business District.
Regular Meeting Schedule
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.
Note that for inclement weather, if Asheville City Schools are cancelled, City Board and Commission meetings are cancelled.
The April 3 Parking & Transportation Subcommittee meeting is cancelled.
The Asheville Downtown Commission is seeking a Design Professional (planner, engineer, architect, landscape architect, urban designer) to join the Downtown Design Review Committee. The Committee plays an important role in giving feedback to applicants, the Downtown Commission and staff on development projects in the downtown area, as well as streetscape and long range planning. The Committee is made up of 3 Downtown Commissioners and 2 design professionals who are not on the Commission.
The deadline for applications is March 30, 2018.
Chair - Sage Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 AM in City Hall, 5th Floor Conference Room.
Local Living Economy Working Group
This Committee of the Downtown Commission is chaired by Franzi Charen, and meets on the second Monday of each month at 1:30 PM at 29 Haywood Street. (Check notice above for changes.)
Parking & Transportation Committee
This Committee of the Downtown Commission is chaired by Sage Turner, and meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 11 AM in the large conference room on the 5th floor of City Hall. (Check notice above for changes.)
Downtown Commission Documents:
- Membership Roster - January 2018
- Downtown Master Plan
- Downtown Commission Charter
- Rules of Procedure
|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||Minutes|
|July 14, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|August 11, 2017||CANCELLED||Updates|
|September 8, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|October 20, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|November 10, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
December 15, 2017
|January 4, 2018 Special Meeting||Agenda||Notes|
|January 12, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|February 9, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|March 9, 2018||Agenda|
|April 13, 2018||Agenda|
More information about Downtown Asheville
Dana Frankel, Downtown Development Specialist