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 on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. in the 1st Floor North Conference Room of City Hall (70 Court Plaza). A pre-meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the 5th Floor Large Conference Room. The pre-meeting is open to the public but public comment will not be accepted.

Public comment for the regular meeting will be accepted by any of the following means:  

  • In-person: Presentations by the public shall be limited to a maximum of 3 minutes for individuals and 10 minutes for a group’s primary spokesperson.
  • Phone: Voicemail comments may be pre-recorded by calling 855-925-2801 and entering code 9273 when prompted (deadline is 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting).
  • Email: Written comments may be submitted to AVLPZC@PublicInput.com (deadline is 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting).

NOTICE: The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear public comments only on agenda items. All public comments received prior to the deadline will be provided to the Commission but may not be read aloud or played at the meeting.

2022 Meeting Schedule

Rules of Procedure


Special Meetings

The Planning and Zoning Commission held their virtual annual retreat on Thursday, March 3, 2022 focusing on the theme of Zoning & Equity. Please see the links below for additional information regarding the retreat:

March 3, 2022 Retreat Agenda
March 3, 2022 Retreat Video
March 3, 2022 Retreat Action Minutes



Agendas and Documents

Agenda

Documents

Minutes

Video

July 6, 2022 Agenda      
June 1, 2022 Agenda June 1, 2022 Documents June 1, 2022 Action Minutes June 1, 2022 Video
May 4, 2022 Agenda May 4, 2022 Documents May 4, 2022 Action Minutes May 4, 2022 Video (poor audio)
May 4, 2022 Audio
April 6, 2022 Agenda April 6, 2022 Documents April 6, 2022 Action Minutes April 6, 2022 Video
March 2, 2022 Agenda March 2, 2022 Documents March 2, 2022 Action Minutes March 2, 2022 Video
February 2, 2022 Agenda February 2, 2022 Documents February 2, 2022 Action Minutes February 2, 2022 Video
January 5, 2022 Agenda January 5, 2022 Documents January 5, 2022 Action & Summary Minutes January 5, 2022 Video
December 1, 2021 Agenda December 1, 2021 Documents December 1, 2021 Action Minutes December 1, 2021 Video
November 3, 2021 Agenda November 3, 2021 Documents November 3, 2021 Action Minutes November 3, 2021 Video
October 6, 2021 Agenda October 6, 2021 Documents October 6, 2021 Action Minutes October 6, 2021 Video
September 1, 2021 Agenda September 1, 2021 Documents September 1, 2021 Action Minutes September 1, 2021 Video
August 4, 2021 Agenda August 4, 2021 Documents August 4, 2021 Action Minutes August 4, 2021 Video (incomplete)
August 4, 2021 Audio (complete)
July 7, 2021 Agenda July 7, 2021 Documents July 7, 2021 Action Minutes July 7, 2021 Video
June 2, 2021 Agenda June 2, 2021 Documents June 2, 2021 Minutes June 2, 2021 Video
May 5, 2021 Agenda May 5, 2021 Documents May 5, 2021 Minutes May 5, 2021 Video
April 7, 2021 Agenda April 7, 2021 Documents April 7, 2021 Minutes April 7, 2021 Video
March 3, 2021 Meeting canceled
February 5, 2021 Agenda February 5, 2021 Documents February 5, 2021 Minutes February 5, 2021 Video
February 3, 2021 Agenda February 3, 2021 Documents  February 3, 2021 Minutes February 3, 2021 Video
January 6, 2021 Agenda January 6, 2021 Documents
January 6, 2021 Minutes January 6, 2021 Video
December 17, 2020 Agenda December 17, 2020 Documents  December 17, 2020 Minutes December 17, 2020 Video
December 2, 2020 Agenda December 2, 2020 Documents  December 2, 2020 Minutes December 2, 2020 Video
November 4, 2020 Agenda November 4, 2020 Documents November 4, 2020 Minutes November 4, 2020 Video
October 7, 2020 Agenda October 7, 2020 Documents October 7, 2020 Minutes October 7, 2020 Video
September 23, 2020 Agenda September 23, 2020 Documents September 23, 2020 Minutes September 23, 2020 Video
September 2, 2020 Agenda September 2, 2020 Documents September 2, 2020 Minutes September 2, 2020 Video
August 5, 2020 Agenda August 5, 2020 Documents August 5, 2020 Minutes August 5, 2020 Video
July 1, 2020 Agenda July 1, 2020 Documents July 1, 2020 Minutes July 1, 2020 Video
April, May, June 2020 Meetings canceled
March 4, 2020 Agenda March 4, 2020 Documents March 4, 2020 Minutes March 4, 2020 Meeting not recorded
February 5, 2020 Agenda February 5, 2020 Documents February 5, 2020 Minutes February 5, 2020 Meeting not recorded
January 7, 2020 Meeting canceled

Contact Information

For information about the current agenda for the Planning and Zoning Commission please contact Will Palmquist at 828-259-5525.

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