Below is a list of designated Local Historic Districts, as well as National Register Historic Districts in Asheville and Buncombe County. All properties located within the boundaries of a Local Historic District are subject to design review. Properties located within a National Register District are not subject to design review unless they are also located within a Local Historic District. Structures considered to be "Contributing" as part of a National Register Historic District may potentially qualify for Historic Preservation Tax Credits. Click here for a comparison of Local Historic District designation and National Register designation.
Albemarle Park Local Historic District
Biltmore Village Historic District
Design Guidelines -
Book 1 (General Design Guidelines & Policies)
Book 2 (Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings)
Book 3 (New Construction)
Montford Local Historic District
St. Dunstan's Local Historic District
National Register Historic Districts
Rehabilitation of properties listed on the National Register may qualify for historic preservation tax credits. The State Historic Preservation Office can determine what tax credits may be available to you. Please contact them via their Web site or by calling (828) 296-7230 ext. 227 prior to beginning any alterations.
Historic Resources Commission of Asheville & Buncombe County
Stacy Merten, Director
Alex Cole, Historic Resources/Planner I
Location: Asheville City Hall, Fifth Floor, 70 Court Plaza
Mailing address: P. O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802