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The project logo Planning and Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission is an advisory board to City Council that:

  • reviews text for proposed amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance
  • hears proposals to zone or change the zoning of property regulated under the Unified Development Ordinance, then makes recommendations to City Council for final action
  • performs studies and surveys of the present conditions and probable future development of the City and its environs
  • formulates and recommends to City Council the adoption or amendment of a comprehensive plan and other plans
  • reviews the terms of the Unified Development Ordinance from time to time, as it deems appropriate
  • reviews applications for planned unit development designation and preliminary plans
  • reviews and decides on approval of all proposed preliminary plats for major subdivision
  • and performs such additional powers and duties as may be set forth elsewhere in the Unified Development Ordinance and in other laws and regulations

The Commission consists of seven members, five City residents appointed by City Council, and two residents of the extra-territorial area of the City and appointed by Buncombe County Commissioners. The length of the term of office is three years.

2023 Meeting Schedule

Please visit the Planning and Zoning Commission webpage ( to access agendas, meeting materials and information on past meetings.

Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the 1st Floor North Conference Room of City Hall (70 Court Plaza). Pre-meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. in the 5th Floor Large Conference Room. The pre-meeting is open to the public but public comment will not be accepted.

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 9273 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).

Note: The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear public comments only on agenda items. All public comments received prior to the deadline will be provided to the Commission but may not be read aloud or played at the meeting.

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