Historic Resources


The Historic Resources Commission (HRC) is a municipal historic preservation agency charged with preserving and protecting the cultural and architectural character of Asheville & Buncombe County. In addition to reviewing proposed projects affecting locally designated historic properties, the HRC is responsible for local district and landmark designation. The HRC functions as an educational resource within the community, and strives to foster Asheville’s unique sense of place through its preservation efforts.

click for Certificate of Appropriateness info
click for Historic Districts and Design Guidelines click for Historic Resources Commission
Local Landmark designation

click for Historic Preservation Master Plan

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Stacy Merten, Director


Alex Cole,

Urban Planner II - Historic Resources



National Register Listings
Local Landmark virtual tour
 Historic Tax Credits
Historic District Maps link to FAQs
link to Urban Trail info
     helpful links