Plans


Comprehensive Plan

 

In June 2018, the Asheville City Council adopted a new comprehensive plan. The new plan called Living Asheville: A Comprehensive Plan for Our Future includes goals and strategies to help the city achieve its long term aspirations and will be used to guide the city’s long-term development.

Living Asheville Cover Page
Living Asheville – Adopted June 2018

 


Small Area Plans

 

To complement the comprehensive plan for the city and to focus on specific areas of need, the city and communities have prepared a number of small area plans over the past several years.

 

Sample small area plan streetscape rendering

 


Historic Preservation Master Plan

 

Historic Preservation Master Plan – Adopted September 2015

 


Contact Information

Stacy Merten – 828-259-5836

 

Updated 9/3/2019

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