Historic Resources Commission

The Historic Resources Commission (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 twelve members, with six appointments from each jurisdiction. All members have equal voting rights and serve three year terms. No member may serve more than two consecutive terms. Officers of the commission are elected amongst themselves.

The (HRC) reviews projects within local historic districts and local landmarks to ensure that the proposed work is consistent with the applicable design standards. Once a project has been approved, a Certificate of Appropriateness (CA) is issued to the property owner or applicant, which should be posted on site with any other required permits. Please note that a CA is for design review approval only, and does not include approval for building, zoning or other permit types that may be required. If you are considering a project and are unsure of what permit types you will need to obtain, you should contact the Development Services Department: 828-259-5846.

Chair: Sioux Oliva 


Regularly Scheduled Meetings

Regular meetings of the HRC are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in the North Conference Room on the first floor of the Asheville City Building located at 70 Court Plaza, Asheville.

The HRC reviews applications for Major Work Certificates of Appropriateness at their regularly scheduled monthly meetings. Please click here for information on applying for a Major Work.

2024 Meeting Schedule

Notice: The next regular Historic Resources Commission meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. in the First Floor North Conference Room at the Asheville City Building (70 Court Plaza).

Notice: The next regular HRC Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. in the 5th Floor Large Conference Room at the Asheville City Building (70 Court Plaza). 

Regular meetings are available to livestream online via the City’s YouTube channel or online engagement hub.

Rules of Procedure

2023 Annual Report


Agendas and Documents

Agenda

Documents

Minutes

Video

February 14, 2024 Agenda February 14, 2024 Documents   February 14, 2024 Video
January 10, 2024 Agenda January 10, 2024 Documents January 10, 204 Minutes January 10, 2024 Video
December 13, 2023 Agenda December 13, 2023 Documents December 13, 2023 Minutes December 13, 2023 Video
November 8, 2023 Agenda November 8, 2023 Documents November 8, 2023 Minutes November 8, 2023 Video
October 16, 2023 Agenda  October 16, 2023 Documents  October 16, 2023 Minutes October 16, 2023 Video 
September, 13,2023 Agenda September 13, 2023 Documents September 13, 2023 Minutes  September 13, 2023 Video
August 9, 2023 Agenda August 9, 2023 Documents August 9, 2023 Minutes August 9, 2023 Video 
July 12, 2023 Agenda July 12, 2023 Documents July 12, 2023 Minutes July 12, 2023 Video
June 14, 2023 Agenda June 14, 2023 Documents June 14, 2023 Minutes June 14, 2023 Video
May 10, 2023 Agenda May 10, 2023 Documents May 10, 2023 Minutes May 10, 2023 Video
April 12, 2023 Agenda April 12, 2023 Documents April 12, 2023 Minutes April 12, 2023 Video
March 8, 2023 Agenda March 8, 2023 Documents March 8, 2023 Minutes March 8, 2023 Video
February 8, 2023 Agenda February 8 2023 Documents February 8, 2023 Minutes February 8, 2023 Video
January 11, 2023 Agenda January 11, 2023 Documents January 11, 2023 Minutes January 11, 2023 Video
December 14, 2022 Agenda December 14, 2022 Documents December 14, 2022 Minutes December 14, 2022 Video
November 9, 2022 Agenda November 9, 2022 Documents November 9, 2022 Minutes November 9, 2022 Video
October 12, 2022 Agenda October 12, 2022 Documents October 12, 2022 Minutes October 12, 2022 Video
September 14, 2022 Agenda September 14, 2022 Documents September 14, 2022 Minutes September 14, 2022 Video
August 10, 2022 Agenda August 10, 2022 Documents August 10, 2022 Minutes August 10, 2022 Video
July 13, 2022 Agenda July 13, 2022 Documents July 13, 2022 Minutes July 13, 2022 Video
June 2022 Meeting canceled
May 11, 2022 Agenda May 11, 2022 Documents May 11, 2022 Minutes May 11, 2022 Video
April 13, 2022 Agenda April 13, 2022 Documents April 13, 2022 Minutes April 13, 2022 Video
March 9, 2022 Agenda March 9, 2022 Documents March 9, 2022 Minutes March 9, 2022 Video
February 9, 2022 Agenda February 9, 2022 Documents February 9, 2022 Minutes February 9, 2022 Video
January 12, 2022 Agenda January 12, 2022 Documents January 12, 2022 Minutes January 12, 2022 Video
December 8, 2021 Agenda December 8, 2021 Documents December 8, 2021 Minutes December 8, 2021 Video
November 10, 2021 Agenda November 10, 2021 Documents November 10, 2021 Minutes November 10, 2021 Video
October 13, 2021 Agenda October 13, 2021 Documents October 13, 2021 Minutes October 13, 2021 Video

Contact Information

For information about the current agenda for the Historic Resources Commission please contact Alex Cole at 828-259-5638.

 

 

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