Buncombe to consider allowing motor sports facilities in more areas

Tomorrow, June 3, the Buncombe County Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the idea of changing the zoning ordinance to expand where motor sports facilities are allowed to be built.

The change would allow motor sport facilities to operate in all areas of the county that are zoned as a Commercial Service or Employment districts, subject to certain conditions. The zoning ordinance defines “motor sports facility” as “any facility, track, or course upon which racing or motor sporting events are conducted including, but not limited to vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, motor scooters, go-carts, etc.”

The county resident requesting the amendment is interested in building an ATV and dirt bike track on a parcel of land on U.S. 70 in Swannanoa, according to Friends of Swannanoa, a volunteer organization which encourages active involvement in the Swannanoa community.

Read the language of the proposed zoning ordinance amendment here.

The Planning Board’s public hearing is scheduled for Monday, June 3, at 9:30 a.m. at 30 Valley Street. A meeting itinerary is online here.

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