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The project logo Design Review Committee

The project logo Design Review Committee

The Design Review Committee was created to perform design review for all major works in the River District Design Review area, the Central Business District, and hotels outside of those areas.

City Council appoints all nine (9) members of the Design Review Committee, with three members selected from the Downtown Commission, three members selected from the Asheville Area Riverfront Redevelopment Commission (AARRC), and the remaining three members appointed at-large. 

A full description of the Committee can be found here.

Map of Design Review Areas (note that Local Historic Districts are under the purview of Historic Resources)


Regular Scheduled Meetings

The Design Review Committee meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. in the 1st Floor North Conference Room of City Hall (70 Court Plaza). Pre-meetings are held at 12:15 p.m. in the same location. Pre-meetings are open to the public but public comment will not be accepted during the pre-meeting. 

Public comment for the regular meeting will be accepted by any of the following means:  

  • In-person: Presentations by the public shall be limited to a maximum of 3 minutes for individuals and 10 minutes for a group’s primary spokesperson.
  • Phone: Voicemail comments may be pre-recorded by calling 855-925-2801 and entering code 9410 when prompted (deadline is 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting).
  • Email: Written comments may be submitted to (deadline is 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting).

NOTICE: The Design Review Committee will hear public comments only on agenda items. All public comments received prior to the deadline will be provided to the Committee but may not be read aloud or played at the meeting.

More information including agendas and materials can be found on the Design Review Committee webpage ( 

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