Planning Board


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are posted at least 48 hours prior to each meeting. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

For past meeting agendas, after action memos, and minutes, contact:

  1. Lauren Hartley

    Planning Technician
    Phone: 828-757-2107


Member Name - Term Expires

  • Lucy McCarl, Chairperson
    June 2024
  • Curtis Baker - July 2025
  • James Bradshaw - Jan. 2025
  • Sharon Bryant, Extraterritorial
    April 2026
  • Jeff Church - July 2023
  • Marta Lazo - Oct. 2024
  • Mac Martin - Jan. 2024
  • Timothy Scobie - June 2024

About the Board

The Planning Board serves as an advisory board to City Council. The board makes recommendations to City Council on discretionary land use approvals like zoning map changes, ordinance amendments, conditional and special uses, and major subdivisions. The Planning Board also makes recommendations to the City Council on appropriate areas for future growth, transportation improvements, recreation areas, preservation of open space and environmental resources, architecture and design considerations, and economic development in the form of a Comprehensive Plan. View the city code Division 2 - Planning Board.