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Comprehensive Plan 2043

NOTICE: Buncombe County is beginning a two-year planning process to create a new Comprehensive Plan for the future growth of the County. The official start of the process is August 2021.

A comprehensive plan is used by local governments as a broad, long-range planning tool for the community. Our plan will focus on the next 20-year period and will look at the relationships between land uses, infrastructure, and key community needs. A comprehensive plan is not limited to studying land use components - it can include other areas of focus such as safety, public health, affordability, multi-generational needs, equity, and more. A successful comprehensive plan will guide growth and address community needs and priorities through a series of objectives, strategies, and goals. View NC General Statute information about the legal requirements for a comprehensive plan.


Steering Committee Selection: The Steering Committee Application process has ended. Committee Members will be selected by the Commissioners at a public meeting around August 2021. All applicants will be contacted with the status of their application once a decision has been made.

Planning Consultant Selection: Through an RFP process the firm CLARION has been selected to provide professional planning services to Buncombe County for the creation of the Comprehensive plan.

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Due to the current public health emergency, the Planning & Development office can see a limited number of people in-person. Customers are encouraged to utilize phone, email, and video conferencing.


Gillian Phillips - Planner
Planning & Development
P: (828) 250-4852

Shannon Capezzali - Planner
Planning & Development
P: (828) 250-4832

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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.