Historic Districts and Design Guidelines


Below is a list of designated Local Historic Districts, as well as National Register Historic Districts in Asheville and Buncombe County. All properties located within the boundaries of a Local Historic District are subject to design review. Properties located within a National Register District are not subject to design review unless they are also located within a Local Historic District. Structures considered to be “contributing” as part of a National Register Historic District or are individually listed in the National Register may potentially qualify for Historic Preservation Tax Credits for rehabilitation projects. Click here for a comparison of Local Historic District designation and National Register designation.

 

Map of Historic Districts & Landmarks

 


Local Historic Districts

 

Albemarle Park Historic District

Architectural Design Guidelines

Landscape Design Guidelines

 

Biltmore Village Historic District

Book 1 (General Design Guidelines & Policies)

Book 2 (Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings)

Book 3 (New Construction)

A-Frame Sign Guidelines

 

Montford Historic District

Design Guidelines

 

St. Dunstan’s Historic District

Design Guidelines

 

Local Landmarks

Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation

 


National Register Districts

 

Albemarle Park Historic District

Biltmore Village Historic District: Cottages & Commercial Buildings

Chestnut Hill Historic District

Clingman Avenue Historic District

Downtown Asheville Historic District & 2011 Boundary Increase

Grove Park Historic District

Montford Area Historic District

Municipal Golf Course Historic District

Norwood Park Historic District

Proximity Park Historic District

Riverside Industrial Historic District

Sunset Terrace Historic District

West Asheville-Aycock School Historic District & 2014 Boundary Increase

West Asheville End of Car Line Historic District

 

 


Contact Information

Alex Cole – Urban Planner II – Historic Preservation

 

Updated 1/23/20

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