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.

Regularly Scheduled Meetings


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 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.

2020 Meeting Schedule

2021 Meeting Schedule


Notice: The next Historic Resources Commission meeting is scheduled for October 14, 2020.

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 166A-19.24(f) this will be a remote meeting which the public can access by any of the following means:

To learn more regarding this process or for additional information please contact our office at 828-259-5638


Chair: Emily Kite


Rules of Procedure

2019 Annual Report



Agendas and Documents



October 14, 2020 Agenda October 14, 2020 Documents
September 9, 2020 Agenda September 9, 2020 D0cuments
August 12, 2020 Agenda August 12, 2020 Documents
July 8, 2020 Agenda July 8, 2020 Documents
March 11, 2020 Agenda March 11, 2020 Documents
February 12, 2020 Agenda February 12, 2020 Documents
January 8, 2020 Agenda January 8, 2020 Documents
December 11, 2019 Agenda December 11, 2019 Documents
November 13, 2019 Agenda November 13, 2019 Documents
October 9, 2019 Agenda October 9, 2019 Documents
September 11, 2019 Agenda September 11, 2019 Documents
August 14, 2019 Agenda August 14, 2019 Documents
July 10, 2019 Agenda July 10, 2019 Documents


Contact Information


Please contact Alex Cole for archived minutes and materials of the Historic Resources Commission.


Updated 9/28/2020