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, 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 City Council the adoption or amendment of a comprehensive plan and other plans
  • reviews the terms of the Unified Development Ordinance from time to time, as it deems appropriate
  • reviews applications for planned unit development designation and preliminary plans
  • reviews and decides 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.

For general planning, development or zoning inquiries, please contact the Planner of the Day at: POD@ashevillenc.gov

For questions or comments regarding items from past or current agendas, commissioners may be contacted at: pzcommissioners@ashevillenc.gov


Regularly Scheduled Meetings

Notice: The next Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be held virtually on February 2, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

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:  

  • Watch live through the Engagement Hub at https://publicinput.com/FEB2PZC
  • Watch live on the City’s YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofAsheville
  • Listen live by calling 855-925-2801, then entering code 9273
  • Pre-recorded voicemail comments – call 855-925-2801, then enter code 9273 (available until 2/1/2022 @ 5:00 p.m.)
  • Written public comments – FEB2PZC@PublicInput.com (available until 2/1/2022 @ 5:00 p.m.)
  • Live comments during the meeting – call 855-925-2801, then enter code 9273 and press * 

NOTICE: The agenda commenting period will be closed at 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting. All public comments will be sent to the Commission prior to the meeting but may not be read aloud.

2022 Meeting Schedule

Rules of Procedure


Past Meetings

You can view recorded videos of previous Planning and Zoning Commission meetings by visiting the following links:

January 5, 2022
December 1, 2021
November 3, 2021
October 6, 2021
September 1, 2021
August 4, 2021 (video) The recording shut off prior to the end of the meeting, below is audio of the entire meeting.
August 4, 2021 (audio)
July 7, 2021 
June 2, 2021
May 5, 2021
April 7, 2021
February 5, 2021
February 3, 2021
January 6, 2021


Agendas and Documents

Agenda

Documents

February 2, 2022 Agenda  
January 5, 2022 Agenda January 5, 2022 Documents
December 1, 2021 Agenda December 1, 2021 Documents
November 3, 2021 Agenda November 3, 2021 Documents
October 6, 2021 Agenda October 6, 2021 Documents
September 1, 2021 Agenda September 1, 2021 Documents
August 4, 2021 Agenda August 4, 2021 Documents
July 7, 2021 Agenda July 7, 2021 Documents
June 2, 2021 Agenda June 2, 2021 Documents
May 5, 2021 Agenda May 5, 2021 Documents
April 7, 2021 Agenda April 7, 2021 Documents
March 3, 2021 Meeting canceled  
February 5, 2021 Agenda February 5, 2021 Documents
February 3, 2021 Agenda February 3, 2021 Documents 
January 6, 2021 Agenda January  6, 2021 Documents
December 17, 2020 Agenda December 17, 2020 Documents 
December 2, 2020 Agenda December 2, 2020 Documents 
November 4, 2020 Agenda November 4, 2020 Documents
October 7, 2020 Agenda October 7, 2020 Documents
September 23, 2020 Agenda September 23, 2020 Documents
September 2, 2020 Agenda September 2, 2020 Documents
August 5, 2020 Agenda August 5, 2020 Documents
July 1, 2020 Agenda July 1, 2020 Documents
April, May, June 2020 Meetings canceled  
March 4, 2020 Agenda March 4, 2020 Documents
February 5, 2020 Agenda February 5, 2020 Documents
January 7, 2020 Meeting canceled  

Contact Information

For information about the current agenda for the Planning and Zoning Commission please contact Shannon Tuch at 828-259-5817.

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


Updated 1/21/2022