The Asheville Downtown Commission was created by City Council "...for the sustainability and continued development of downtown, a vital urban center of western North Carolina's economic, cultural and visitor activity."
In addition to providing City Council with recommendations on Downtown policies and initiatives, the Downtown Commission carries out Downtown Design Review on major development projects within the Central Business District.
Regular Meeting Schedule
The Commission meets on the second Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the First Floor North Conference Room in City Hall, Asheville, N.C. The normal length of the meeting is 1-2 hours.
Inclement Weather: please note that if Asheville City Schools are closed, all City board, commission and committee meetings are CANCELLED.
The Downtown Commission will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 at the US Cellular Center Banquet Hall (87 Haywood Street) to discuss Civic Center naming rights.
Chair - Sage Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Downtown Design Review Information
Please call Sasha Vrtunski in the Planning & Urban Design Department at (828) 259-5560 with specific questions (such as deadlines) regarding the Downtown Design Review process.
The Design Review Committee will meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. in City Hall, 5th Floor Conference Room.
Local Living Economy Working Group
This Committee of the Downtown Commission is chaired by Franzi Charen (email@example.com), and meets on the third Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 29 Haywood Street. (Check notice above for changes.)
A general monthly agenda is here.
Parking & Transportation Committee
This Committee of the Downtown Commission is chaired by Sage Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org), and meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 11 p.m. in the large conference room on the 5th floor of City Hall. (Check notice above for changes.)
Agendas and meeting notes are are available here.
Downtown Master Plan Updates / Public Space Management
More information about the project is here. The first section of the Updates focuses on Public Space Management. A Public Space Management Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. (in the large conference room on the 5th Floor of City Hall). The Committee will continue to meet at this time and location until the Public Space Management section of the Updates is complete (estimated 6-9 months). The Committee is chaired by Andrew Fletcher, (email@example.com).
Downtown Commission Documents:
- Membership Roster - December 2018
- Downtown Master Plan
- Downtown Commission Charter
- Rules of Procedure
- 2018 Annual Report
|2019 Meetings||Agenda & Documents||Minutes|
|June 14, 2019||Agenda|
|May 23, 2019 (special mtg)||Agenda|
|May 10, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|April 12, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|March 8, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|February 15, 2019 (Retreat)||Agenda||Notes|
|February 8, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|January 11, 2019||Agenda||Minutes|
|2017 & 2018 Meetings||Agenda||Documents|
|January 13, 2017||Agenda||Annual Report
|February 10, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|March 10, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|April 21, 2017||Agenda||Haywood Street Advisory Team Final Report
|May 12, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|June 9, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|July 14, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|August 11, 2017||CANCELLED||Updates|
|September 8, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|October 20, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|November 10, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
December 15, 2017
|January 4, 2018 Special Meeting||Agenda||Notes|
|January 12, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|February 9, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|March 9, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|April 13, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|May 11, 2018||CANCELLED||N/A|
|June 8, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|July 13, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|August 10, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|September 14, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|October 12, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|November 9, 2018||Agenda||Minutes|
|December 14, 2018||CANCELLED||N/A|
More information about Downtown Asheville
Dana Frankel, Downtown Specialist