Historic Resources Commission

The HRC was created in 1979 through a 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 6 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 amongst themselves.

Certified Local Government Program

The HRC has also been approved as a Certified Local Government (CLG), 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.

Click here for more information on Historic Resources, application forms and procedures.  

Regular Meeting Schedule 

Regular meetings of the HRC occur 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.

Notice: none at this time 

Contact Information 

Chairman - Bryan Moffitt : bryan.moffitt@arca-design.com

HRC Documents

Rules of Procedure

Annual Report

Apply for Board Vacancy - Asheville City Clerk

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

Meeting Schedule 2017

Meeting Schedule 2018

Certificate of Appropriateness Applications

Meeting Documents: 

Agenda Minutes
January 10, 2018  
December 13, 2017  Minutes
 November 8, 2017 Minutes 
October 11, 2017  Minutes
September 13, 2017  Minutes
August 9, 2017
The HRC will conduct a special meeting on site at 31 Ellington Drive, Tuesday, August 8 at 3 p.m. to examine interior of the Reynolds Summer House as part of review for August 9, 2017 regular meeting agenda major work application.
July 12, 2017 Minutes
June 14, 2017 Minutes
May 10, 2017 Minutes
April 12, 2017 Minutes
March 8, 2017 Minutes
March 1, 2017 - Retreat  
February 8, 2017 Minutes
January 11, 2017 Minutes
December 14, 2016 Minutes
November 9, 2016 Minutes
October 12, 2016 Minutes
September 14, 2016 Minutes
August 10, 2016 Minutes
July 13, 2016 Minutes
June 8, 2016 Minutes
May 11, 2016 Minutes
April 13, 2016 Minutes
March 9, 2016 Minutes
February 10, 2016 Minutes
January 13, 2016 Minutes


For archived minutes of the Historic Resources Commission, please call 828-259-5638.



Historic Resources Commission of Asheville & Buncombe County
Planning & Urban Design Department

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

Alex Cole, Historic Resources/Planner I
Email: acole@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