Planning Board schedules February work sessions to review proposed short-term rental text ammendments

News release from Buncombe County:

As part of the text amendment process, the Buncombe County Planning Board will hold two work sessions in February to review data and reports around proposed text amendments to Buncombe County’s development ordinance related to short-term rentals. Due to limited seating, community members are encouraged to watch the live stream at There will be limited to no public comment allowed at these meetings. The Planning Board will make the decision regarding allowing comment, and if so, how much at the time of the meetings.  

In January, the Planning Board held a special listening session to hear three hours of public comment related to the proposed text amendment changes. 

Planning Board Work Session: Feb. 5, 2024 

 Monday, Feb. 5 at 9:30 a.m.  

 200 College St., 3rd Floor Chambers, Asheville, NC 28801 

Watch live and find associated documents. 


Planning Board Work Session: Feb.19, 2024 

 Monday, Feb. 19 at 9:30 a.m.  

 200 College St., 3rd Floor Chambers, Asheville, NC 28801   

Watch live and find associated documents.  


Purpose of Planning Board: 

The Planning Board is a legislative board tasked with making recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. The Planning Board has no authority to enact ordinances but does forward recommendations on ordinance language to the Board of Commissioners. Only the Board of Commissioners can approve ordinances that create or change law.   

Purpose of work sessions:   

The primary purpose of the work sessions will be data and text amendment language evaluation and review. No decisions or recommendations will be made at the work sessions.  

Next steps: 

The Planning Board may decide to schedule additional work sessions, public meetings for input, or schedule a public hearing for March. 

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