Historic Preservation


The Historic Resources Commission (HRC) is a municipal historic preservation agency charged with preserving and protecting the cultural and architectural character of Asheville and Buncombe County. In addition to reviewing proposed projects affecting locally designated historic properties, the HRC is responsible for local district and landmark designation. The HRC functions as an educational resource within the community, and strives to foster Asheville’s unique sense of place through its preservation efforts.

The Historic Resources Commission has also been approved as a Certified Local Government (CLG), which means that the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, with the concurrence of the National Park Service, has approved the Historic Resources Commission to carry out the purpose of the National Historic Preservation Act at the local government level.

 

Historic Preservation Master Plan for Asheville and Buncombe County

Design Review

Historic Districts and Design Guidelines

Local Historic Landmarks

Historic Resources Commission

Publications and Helpful Links

 


Current Projects

 

African American Heritage Resource Survey

 


Contact Information

 

Alex Cole – 828-259-5638

 


Updated 01/27/2020



	

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City of Asheville to identify and document architectural history and character of Burton Street neighborhood

  The Department of Planning and Urban Design is excited to be working with the leadership of the Burton Street Neighborhood Association to identify, document and share information about the history and character defining architecture and streetscapes of the Burton Street neighborhood.    The idea for this project emerged from the I-26 Connector Burton Street Mitigation Working Group, [...]

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New Asheville hotel development ‘Public Benefits Table’ designed to meet community needs

    New hotel development in the City of Asheville should have less impact on nearby neighborhoods and provide more benefits to the community under new regulations approved by City Council Feb. 23.    Prior to adoption of the new regulations, City Attorney Brad Branham explained to Council that North Carolina law does not allow municipalities to outright ban [...]

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City of Asheville staff to present updated hotel development ordinance to Planning and Zoning Commission

    Following two City Council work sessions, the City of Asheville Department of Planning and Urban Design has further analyzed the proposed hotel development regulations and will be holding a public hearing to present the revised regulations at 5 p.m. Feb. 3 the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.    At the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting , City [...]