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:
- Conditional use permit for Broadmoor Drive.
- Variance for Mary Brooks at 143 Lynn Cove Road.
- Variance for 44 Deerhaven Lane.
- Variance for 14 Windy Ridge Trail.
- Variance for 18 Elk Trail — Withdrawn.
- Variance 18 Eclipse Drive.
The Board of Adjustment’s next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10.