Republicans Mike Fryar and Robert Pressley, as well as Democrats Amanda Edwards and Al Whitesides, stood against the 1.05-acre rezoning, while Democrats Brownie Newman and Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, along with Republican Joe Belcher, gave their approval. The county planning board had recommended against the proposal, citing concerns over steep slope development.
“You will see where Beaucatcher is being deforested and bulldozed for new home construction, all plans apparently meeting city specifications. Am I the only one who is concerned about this?”
“Why did Woodfin annex that property? Asheville has stringent steep-slope requirements … Woodfin has no steep-slope requirements.”
Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Oct. 5 meeting Public hearing on state community-assistance grant Oct. 30 named Kids Voting Day After years of controversy and delays, the Buncombe County commissioners unanimously approved tougher regulations governing steep-slope development at their Oct. 5 session. Supporters said the new zoning ordinances will help preserve mountain views and reduce […]
On Tuesday, Oct. 5, Buncombe County’s Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 to enact stricter steep-slope regulations for development. For details from Xpress reporter Jake Frankel’s live coverage via Twitter, read more.
Friday night, Tammy Jones was trapped in the basement of her home after a 90-foot-wide mudslide tore down 3,000 feet of mountainside land on Rich Cove Road in Maggie Valley. Jones was rescued, and no other residents were injured, but about 40 people have been evacuated because the danger for more slides remains, say state geologists.
It’s a good time to speak up about Buncombe’s steep-slope ordinance: On Jan. 7 a Maggie Valley mudslide destroyed a mountainside home, and the event adds urgency to a special public meeting the Buncombe County Planning Board has scheduled at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Permits and Inspections meeting room (30 Valley St.).
The recent mudslide in Maggie Valley, which demolished a home on Wildcat Run, refocuses attention the troubled slopes of Western North Carolina.
One year later, Haywood County casts a critical eye at how its Slope Ordinance is actually working, and what improvements may be in order.
The Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods will host a presentation on the new steep-slope study by the Land-of-Sky Regional Council tonight.
Building on steep slopes is a pretty slippery topic in the mountains these days. Accordingly, the House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources has scheduled a regional hearing for Thursday, Jan. 10, to solicit public input on the state Legislature’s Safe Artificial Slope Construction Act (H1756). Three primary sponsors—all from Western North Carolina—introduced the bill […]
In the fourth month of its five-month subdivision moratorium, Jackson County has begun public hearings on its newly drafted proposals for subdivision regulation.