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.

Member contact:  Laura Hudson (Chair)


Regularly Scheduled Meetings

Notice: The next Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be held on September 23, 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:  

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 committee prior to the meeting but may not be read aloud; there are no live call-in comments for this meeting.

2020 Meeting Schedule




Agendas and Documents



September 23, 2020 Agenda  
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
December 4, 2019 Agenda December 4, 2019 Documents
November 7, 2019 Agenda November 7, 2019 Documents
October 2, 2019 Agenda October 2, 2019 Documents
September 4, 2019 Agenda September 4, 2019 Documents
August 7, 2019 Agenda August 7, 2019 Documents
July 18, 2019 Agenda July 18, 2019 Documents
June 5, 2019 Agenda June 5, 2019 Documents
May 1, 2019 Agenda May 1, 2019 Documents
April 8, 2019 Agenda April 8, 2019 Documents
March 6, 2019 Agenda March 6, 2019 Documents
February 6, 2019 Agenda February 6, 2019 Documents
January 24, 2019 Agenda January 24, 2019 Documents
January 1, 2019 Agenda January 1, 2019 Documents


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 Marie Biddix at 828-259-5856.

Updated 9/10/2020