Design Review Committee

The Design Review Committee was created to perform design review for all major works in the River District Design Review area, the Central Business District, and hotels outside of those areas.

City Council appoints all nine (9) members of the Design Review Committee, with three members selected from the Downtown Commission, three members selected from the Asheville Area Riverfront Redevelopment Commission (AARRC), and the remaining three members appointed at-large. 

A full description of the Committee can be found here.

Map of Design Review Areas (note that Local Historic Districts are under the purview of the Historic Resources)

Additional information about meeting schedules and dates will be posted as it becomes available.

For additional information, please contact Will Palmquist.


Design Review Process

For all Level I, II and III projects in the Central Business District and the River Design Area, and all hotels, review by the Design Review Committee is mandatory. Please contact Will Palmquist for more information.

 
Checklists Plans
Checklist for River Design Review
Downtown Design Review Submittal Checklist
Downtown Master Plan
Downtown Master Plan Appendices
Wilma Dykeman Riverway Master Plan
Guidelines & Codes Maps
Downtown Design Review Guidelines
River District Design Review Guidelines
Tree & Shrub List for River District
Design Guidelines for Hotels outside the Downtown and River Areas
Map of parcels in the River Design Review Area
Map of Design Review areas and Hotel Overlay

Regularly Scheduled Meetings

The Design Review Committee holds monthly meetings at 12:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

2022 Meeting Schedule

2023 Meeting Schedule


Upcoming Meetings

NOTICE: The next Design Review Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. in the 1st Floor North Conference Room of City Hall (70 Court Plaza). A pre-meeting will be held at 12:15 p.m. in the same location. The pre-meeting is open to the public but public comment will not be accepted.

Public comment for the regular meeting will be accepted by any of the following means:  

  • In-person: Presentations by the public shall be limited to a maximum of 3 minutes for individuals and 10 minutes for a group’s primary spokesperson.
  • Phone: Voicemail comments may be pre-recorded by calling 855-925-2801 and entering code 9410 when prompted (deadline is 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting).
  • Email: Written comments may be submitted to AVLDRC@PublicInput.com (deadline is 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting).

Meetings are also available to livestream online via the City’s YouTube channel or online engagement hub

NOTICE: The Design Review Committee will hear public comments only on agenda items. All public comments received prior to the deadline will be provided to the Committee but may not be read aloud or played at the meeting.

 

Agendas and Documents

Agenda

Documents

Action Minutes

Video

December 15, 2022 Meeting canceled
November 17, 2022 Agenda November 17, 2022 Documents November 17, 2022 Action Minutes November 17, 2022 Video
October 20, 2022 Agenda October 20, 2022 Documents October 20, 2022 Action Minutes October 20, 2022 Video
September 15, 2022 Agenda September 15, 2022 Documents September 15, 2022 Action Minutes September 15, 2022 Video
August 18, 2022 Agenda August 18, 2022 Documents August 18, 2022 Action Minutes August 18, 2022 Video
July 21, 2022 Agenda July 21, 2022 Documents  July 21, 2022 Action Minutes July 21, 2022 Video
June 16, 2022 Agenda June 16, 2022 Documents June 16, 2022 Action Minutes June 16, 2022 Video
May 19, 2022 Agenda May 19, 2022 Documents May 19, 2022 Action Minutes May 19, 2022 Video
April 21, 2022 Agenda April 21, 2022 Documents April 21, 2022 Action Minutes April 21, 2022 Video
March 17, 2022 Agenda March 17, 2022 Documents March 17, 2022 Action Minutes March 17, 2022 Video
February 17, 2022 Agenda February 17, 2022 Documents February 17, 2022 Action Minutes February 17, 2022 Video
January 20, 2022 Agenda January 20, 2022 Documents January 20, 2022 Action Minutes January 20, 2022 Video
December 16, 2021 Agenda December 16, 2021 Documents  December 16, 2021 Action Minutes December 16, 2021 Video
November 18, 2021 Agenda November 18, 2021 Documents November 18, 2021 Action Minutes November 18, 2021 Video
October 21, 2021 Agenda October 21, 2021 Documents  October 21, 2021 Action Minutes October 21, 2021 Video
September 16, 2021 Agenda September 16, 2021 Documents September 16, 2021 Action Minutes September 16, 2021 Video
August 19, 2021 Agenda August 19, 2021 Documents  August 19, 2021 Action Minutes August 19, 2021 Video
July 15, 2021 Agenda July 15, 2021 Documents  July 15, 2021 Action Minutes July 15, 2021 Video
June 17, 2021 Agenda June 17, 2021 Documents June 17, 2021 Minutes June 17, 2021 Video
June 3, 2021 Agenda June 3, 2021 Documents  June 3, 2021 Minutes June 3, 2021 Video
May 20, 2021 Agenda May 20, 2021 Documents May 20, 2021 Minutes May 20, 2021 Video

Contact Information

For information about the current agenda for the Design Review Committee please contact Will Palmquist at 828-259-5525.

For archived minutes and materials for the Design Review Committee please contact Avery Tew at 828-251-4052.

 

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