Board of Adjustment paves way for proposed South Asheville subdivision

Presenters and members of the public swear in before the Board of Adjustment meeting on Wednesday, July 13. The meetings are quasi-judicial, so everyone speaking must be sworn in.

The Buncombe County Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use permit for a proposed 15-home subdivision in Arden during its Wednesday, July 13, meeting.

The 4.53-acre development, on Winterhawk Drive, still needs to gain its major subdivisions approval before officially becoming a subdivision. The project also needs its erosion control and stormwater permits before construction moves forward.

The conditional use permit allows for a decrease in minimum lot size than its R-2 zoning allows, giving the proposed subdivision an allowance of 3.3 units of single-home dwellings per acre. The proposed development has access to public water and sewer and, according to the county zoning ordinance, would normally be allowed a minimum lot size of 0.3-acres per home, or three homes per acre.

Nobody spoke against the proposed development, and Board of Adjustment member James Wilson said, “It’s a good project. It’s needed housing in the South Asheville market.” The conditional use permit was unanimously approved. You can see a map of the proposed subdivision’s footprint here.

The Board of Adjustment unanimously approved all other items on its agenda:

The Board of Adjustment’s next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10.

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About Dan Hesse
I grew up outside of Atlanta and moved to WNC in 2001 to attend Montreat College. After college, I worked at NewsRadio 570 WWNC as an anchor/reporter and covered Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners starting in 2004. During that time I also completed WCU's Master of Public Administration program. You can reach me at dhesse@mountainx.com.

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One thought on “Board of Adjustment paves way for proposed South Asheville subdivision

  1. Lulz

    So may be Lake Julian is in their sights down the road after of course the plant is removed.

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