The Executive Committee of the Historic Resources Commission is responsible for guiding policy and setting procedures relating to the local landmark program and maintaining a study list of qualifying properties. The Committee will occasionally review the application process, conduct site visits to proposed landmarks, review landmark applications and make recommendations to the full Commission as to whether the significance and integrity of the property rises to the level of a local landmark. The Committee has established a study list policy and annually reviews and updates the study list, conducts research and may prepare designation reports for properties on the list as needed. The Committee may establish and carry out other programs as determined by the members. Such programs may include but not be limited to recognizing historically significant sites in the region that do not qualify as landmarks, to promote their preservation, restoration, or adaptive re-use, to honor enduring symbols of our local history and to support heritage tourism.
Below is a list of designated local landmarks (selecting the links below will take you a property's landmark designation ordinance). Alterations to local landmark properties are subject to design review by the Historic Resources Commission and must receive Certificates of Appropriateness prior to commencement of work. Projects will be reviewed under the Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines for Rehabilitation.
Stephens Lee Gymnasium
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