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Development Projects

NOTICE: To view a mapped display of development projects in buncombe county, we recommend visiting this page on a desktop computer.

About Development Projects

Information about applications reviewed by the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment and Planning Board can be found here. Application types include:


  • Administrative Appeal
  • Special Use Permits (Quasi-Judicial)
  • Zoning Variances (Quasi-Judicial)


  • Major Subdivisions (11 or more lots) (Administrative)
  • Subdivision Variances (Quasi-Judicial)
  • Map Amendments (Rezonings) (Legislative)
  • Text Amendments (Legislative)

To find projects, click on an icon on the map, or use the filters or ‘Keyword Search’ bar above. Use the ‘Search by Address’ bar to type in your own address to see what development projects are nearby. To view detailed information about an application, click on the Project name in the list or on the map icon to visit the project’s page.

Please note that applications submitted prior to May 2020 are not visible in the Development Projects tool. For information about projects reviewed prior to May 2020, please contact the Planning & Development Department staff.

Locate & Contact

Please contact Planning & Development for questions about hearings, applications, or to submit the Standing Form.


Planning & Development
P: (828) 250-4830

Nathan Pennington, CFM

Hours of Operation

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

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