“I can’t help but wonder why they would say no to the East Asheville development but approve a another development that mirrors it in so many ways …”
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to increase ambulance service fees for the first time since 2011.
A proposed change to the Buncombe County zoning ordinance would require developers to submit a traffic impact study for any residential development with more than 75 units. The Planning Board discussed the issue at its Feb. 5 meeting and will invite public comment later this month.
Buncombe County could change its zoning code to require developers of residential projects above a certain number of units to perform a traffic impact study.
“While affordable housing is important, shoving developments through in a covert manner is not the way to present new housing solutions to the community at large.”
During its first meeting of 2018, the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use permit for Mission Health to build an offsite health care facility on U.S. Highway 70.
“The ordinances, as they stand today, are written in such a way that any developer can easily take advantage and get approved with guidelines that are shortsighted for today’s standards and sustainability plan.”
After a tense back-and-forth between members of the board and residents in the audience, the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment approved the development of a 296-unit apartment complex on Aiken Road just south of Weaverville during its Dec. 13 meeting.
“Asheville obviously has a housing shortage, and I’m not sure what the apartment protesters think the answer is to that problem.”
The fate of a 296-unit apartment complex will be on hold until December as the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment voted to continue its hearing until it sees an official traffic study.
“I am deeply horrified to learn that Hathaway Development, a non-Asheville developer from Atlanta, wants to put a high-density apartment complex on 29 acres on Country Oak.”
A 296-unit apartment complex in North Asheville and a 62-unit townhome development in Arden are up for consideration when the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment meets on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
As development across Buncombe County continues to boom so do concerns about traffic. Xpress takes an in-depth look at who you can turn to for traffic studies, traffic calming and more.
Frustrations about traffic took center stage as the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment considered two apartment complex projects during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Among items on the Board of Adjustment’s agenda are two proposed apartment complexes in East and South Asheville.
The Buncombe County Board of Adjustment unanimously approved Duke Energy’s conditional use permit to build a natural gas facility. The utility says the move will help it stop burning coal in Asheville by the end of 2019.
The Buncombe County Board of Adjustment unanimously denied a project asking for second conditional use permit. The project has raised concerns among many in the Ridgecrest community and is likely to still move forward with its original permit.
The Buncombe County Board of Adjustment approved all the projects on its agenda during its meeting on Wednesday, June 15. A proposed 221-unit apartment complex on Overlook Road was also officially postponed to next month’s meeting.
A conditional use permit hearing for a South Asheville apartment development originally set for next week has been pushed until July at the request of the developer.
The Board of Adjustment soldiered through a more than five hour meeting that had Buncombe County residents rallying against multiple development projects.
The Buncombe County Board of Adjustment will consider conditional use permits for a 255-unit apartment complex in Arden and a subdivision with 54 homes in Riceville when it meets on Wednesday, May 10.