Planning and Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission is an advisory board to City Council that

  • reviews text for proposed amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance
  • hears proposals to zone or change the zoning of property regulated under the Unified Development Ordinance and then makes recommendations to City Council for final action
  • performs studies and surveys of the present conditions and probable future development of the City and its environs
  • formulates and recommends to the City Council the adoption or amendment of a comprehensive plan and other plans
  • reviews the terms of the UDO from time to time, as it deems appropriate
  • review applicants of planned unit development designation and preliminary plans
  • review and decide on approval of all proposed preliminary plats for major subdivision
  • and performs such additional powers and duties as may be set forth elsewhere in the Unified Development Ordinance and in other laws and regulations

The Commission consists of seven members, five City residents appointed by City Council and two residents of the extra-territorial area of the City and appointed by Buncombe County Commissioners. The length of term of office is three years.


Regularly Scheduled Meetings

Notice: The next Planning and Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for April 1, 2020 has been cancelled.

The Planning and Zoning Commission meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the first floor conference room of City Hall.

2020 Meeting Schedule



Member contact:  Laura Hudson (Chair)


Agendas and Documents

Meeting Date
Agenda Documents
2020-4-1 4/1/2020 Cancelled
2020-3-4 3/4/2020 Agenda 3/4/2020 Documents
2020-2-5 2/5/2020 Agenda 2/5/2020 Documents
2020-1-7 1/7/2020 Cancelled
2019-12-4 12/4/2019 Agenda 12/4/2019 Documents
2019-11-7 11/7/2019 Agenda 11/7/2019 Documents
2019-10-2 10/2/2019 Agenda 10/2/2019 Documents
2019-09-04 9/4/2019 Agenda 9/4/2019 Documents
2019-08-07 8/7/2019 Agenda 8/7/2019 Documents
2019-07-18 7/18/2019 Agenda 7/18/2019 Documents
2019-06-05 6/5/2019 Agenda 6/5/2019 Documents
2019-05-01 5/1/2019 Agenda 5/1/2019 Documents
2019-04-08 4/8/2019 Agenda 4/8/2019 Documents
2019-03-06 3/6/2019 Agenda 3/6/2019 Documents
2019-02-06 2/6/2019 Agenda 2/6/2019 Documents
2019-01-24 1/24/2019 Agenda 1/24/2019 Documents
2019-01-14 1/14/2019 Agenda 1/14/2019 Documents


Contact Information


For archived minutes and materials for the Planning and Zoning Commission please contact Marie Biddix at 828-259-5856.

Updated 3/23/2020