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The project logo Design Review Committee

The project logo Design Review Committee

The Design Review Committee was created by City Council on February 23, 2021 to conduct design review of major projects in the Downtown Design Review area, River Design Review area and hotels in the Hotel Overlay.  A map of the areas subject to review can be found here.   Note that projects in Local Historic Districts or Local Landmarks are reviewed by the Historic Resources Commission of Asheville and Buncombe County. 

The DRC is made up of 4 members of the Downtown Commission, 4 members of the Asheville Area Riverfront Redevelopment Commission (AARRC) and one at-large seat selected by the Council appointed members.  


Regular Scheduled Meetings

The Design Review Committee meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 12:30 pm. 

The next meeting of the DRC will be on Thursday, December 16 at 12:30 pm.  This will be a virtual meeting - it can be streamed via Public Input or YouTube.

More information including agendas and materials can be found on the Design Review Committee webpage.  

  • Watch the live stream through the City of Asheville Public Engagement Hub at or the City YouTube Channel at

  • Call toll-free to listen to the meeting live on your phone: 855-925-2801 and enter code 9410.  

  • Pre-recorded and written comments will be provided to committee members prior to the meeting. Only live comments will be played during the meeting.

  • Pre-recorded voicemail comments by calling 855-925-2801 and Enter Code 9410 (closes at 5:00 p.m. day before the meeting).

  • Pre-submitted written public comments: [email protected] (closes at 5:00 p.m. day before the meeting).

  • LIVE speaker queue during public comment: 855-925-2801 and enter code 9410; Hit * and option 3.

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