Historic Resources Commission


The Historic Resources Commission (HRC) was created in 1979 through a local ordinance adopted by both the City of Asheville and Buncombe County pursuant to the North Carolina General Statutes. The joint city/county commission consists of 12 members, with 6 appointments from each jurisdiction. All members have equal voting rights and serve 3-year terms. No member may serve more than two consecutive terms. Officers of the commission are elected among themselves.

 


Contact Information

 

Alex Cole – 828-259-5638

 

Updated 11/19/2019

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Historic Resources Commission News

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Asheville’s Urban Center zoning initiative moves forward to Planning & Zoning Commission

    The Urban Place Form Code District heads to the Planning & Zoning Commission on July 7 as part of the Urban Centers rezoning proposal, initiated by the Asheville Department of Planning & Urban Design.   Urban Centers are a component of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Living Asheville. They are intended to foster [...]

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City of Asheville releases StoryMap about City-owned property and Urban Renewal 

  The City of Asheville has released a new StoryMap explaining which City-owned properties came from Urban Renewal.   With assistance from UNC Asheville faculty, City staff researched, identified, and mapped existing City-owned properties acquired through three Urban Renewal projects in Asheville. The Urban Renewal and City-owned Property StoryMap shows which City-owned properties came from [...]

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Historic Resources Commission honors two volunteers for restoring and caring for the South Asheville Cemetery

    Each year, the Historic Resources Commission awards an individual or individuals in the community who by word or deed has kindled among the citizenry of Asheville and Buncombe County an appreciation for the history or historic resources of the area. The Historic Resources Commission is pleased to honor this year’s recipients, George Taylor and George [...]