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: Emily Kite


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.

2022 Meeting Schedule

Notice: The next Historic Resources Commission meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. in the First Floor North Conference Room at Asheville City Hall (70 Court Plaza).

Rules of Procedure

2021 Annual Report


Agendas and Documents

Agenda

Documents

Minutes

Video

August 10, 2022 Agenda August 10, 2022 Documents    
July 13, 2022 Agenda July 13, 2022 Documents July 13, 2022 Minutes (draft) 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
September 8, 2021 Agenda September 8, 2021 Documents September 8, 2021 Minutes September 8, 2021 Video
August 11, 2021 Agenda August 11, 2021 Documents August 11, 2021 Minutes August 11, 2021 Video
July 14, 2021 Agenda July 14, 2021 Documents July 14, 2021 Minutes July 14, 2021 Meeting not recorded
June 9, 2021 Agenda June 9, 2021 Documents June 9, 2021 Minutes June 9, 2021 Video
May 12, 2021 Agenda May 12, 2021 Documents May 12, 2021 Minutes May 12, 2021 Video
April 14, 2021 Agenda April 14, 2021 Documents April 14, 2021 Minutes April 14, 2021 Video
March 10, 2021 Agenda March 10, 2021 Documents March 10, 2021 Minutes March 10, 2021 Video
February 10, 2021 Agenda February 10, 2021 Documents February 10, 2021 Minutes February 10, 2021 Video
January 13, 2021 Agenda January 13, 2021 Documents January 13, 2021 Minutes January 13, 2021 Video
December 9, 2020 Agenda December 9, 2020 Documents December 9, 2020 Minutes December 9, 2020 Video
November 11, 2020 Agenda November 11, Documents November 11, 2020 Minutes November 11, 2020 Video
October 14, 2020 Agenda October 14, 2020 Documents October 14, 2020 Minutes October 14, 2020 Video
September 9, 2020 Agenda September 9, 2020 Documents September 9, 2020 Minutes September 9, 2020 Video
August 12, 2020 Agenda August 12, 2020 Documents August 12, 2020 Minutes August 12, 2020 Video
July 8, 2020 Agenda July 8, 2020 Documents July 8, 2020 Minutes July 8, 2020 Video
April, May, June 2020 Meetings canceled
March 11, 2020 Agenda March 11, 2020 Documents March 11, 2020 Minutes March 11, 2020 Meeting not recorded
February 12, 2020 Agenda February 12, 2020 Documents February 12, 2020 Minutes February 12, 2020 Audio
January 8, 2020 Agenda January 8, 2020 Documents January 8, 2020 Minutes January 8, 2020 Meeting not recorded

Contact Information

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

For archived minutes and materials for the Historic Resources Commission please contact Avery Tew at 828-251-4052.