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 UDO 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 UDO 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.


Regular Meeting Schedule

2019 Meeting Schedule

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.  Due to the July 4th holiday, the next meeting will be held on Thursday, July 18th at 5:00 p.m. in the first floor conference room of City Hall.


Contact Information

Chair: Laura Hudson


Meeting Documents – 2019

Agenda Documents
10/2/2019 Agenda
9/4/2019 Agenda 9/4/2019 Documents
8/7/2019 Agenda 8/7/2019 Documents
7/18/2019 Agenda 7/18/2019 Documents
6/5/2019 Agenda 6/5/2019 Documents
5/1/2019 Agenda 5/1/2019 Documents
4/8/2019 Agenda 4/8/2019 Documents
3/6/2019 Agenda 3/6/2019 Documents
2/6/2019 Agenda 2/6/2019 Documents
1/24/2019 Agenda 1/24/2019 Documents
1/14/2019 Agenda 1/14/2019 Documents








Archived Meeting Materials and Minutes

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