The plan, to be considered by Asheville’s Planning and Zoning Commission July 6, contains ten key initiatives, including a gateway to reconnect McCormick Field and Memorial Stadium with downtown, public art installations, commemoration of the neighborhood’s African American history, affordable housing and transforming Coxe Avenue into a tree-lined “green Main Street.”
Learn more about the different types of development review in Buncombe County and the government boards responsible for each.
Stay up to date with projects working their way through the Asheville and Buncombe County development processes — as well as when and where to comment on them — through the Xpress development roundup.
On Tuesday, Feb. 2., the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will vote on accepting a U.S. Department of the Treasury grant for emergency rental assistance. the funds would support households financially hurt by the pandemic with rent, utilities and and other expenses related to housing.
“So in the name of progress, neighborhoods are being displaced, communities’ concerns are being ignored, and the people charged to serve the greater good have given over to the avarice of so-called ‘progress.'”
The county Board of Commissioners unanimously passed an amendment to the county’s zoning ordinance on Tuesday that will require developers seeking to build 75 or more residential units to also submit a traffic study with their application.
The Buncombe County Planning Board approved a zoning amendment on Feb. 19 that would require developers to submit a traffic impact study when seeking approval for a development with more than 75 residential units.
More apartments could be heading to the East Asheville area as the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment cleared a hurdle for a 232-unit apartment complex during its meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
The Buncombe County Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use permit for a 224-unit apartment complex in Weaverville. Nearby residents voiced a variety of concerns, but the developer has promised to work with residents on those issues.
Development concerns took center stage during the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment meeting on Wednesday, April 13. At issue is a variance request that would allow construction of homes on parcels smaller than the existing R-2 Residential zoning allows for. The land in question is located at 223 Williams Road, in Fletcher, and is approximately 16.52.
Despite the snow, Asheville City Council met Jan. 28, wrapping up its business in an extraordinarily short 19-minute session. With a small agenda, Council passed new lighting and zoning records rules.
After a seven-hour hearing on May 14, the Board of Adjustment unanimously denied a conditional-use permit for a controversial concrete plant proposed for north Buncombe County. The hearing came after a string of cancellations and reschedulings during the 10 months since Asheville Concrete (now Blue Ridge Concrete) first submitted the application (see “Neighbors Question Cement […]
After seven hours of testimony, public comment and deliberation Wednesday night, the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment voted unanimously to deny a conditional-use permit for a concrete plant proposed for north Buncombe County.