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Planning and Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission is composed of five regular members representing Montreat, two Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction members representing Buncombe and McDowell Counties, and two alternate members. Unless otherwise advertised, all meeting are held quarterly on the third Thursday of each January, April, July and October in the Walkup Building, 300 Community Center Circle.

This Commission has the following powers and duties:

  • To acquire and maintain, in current form, such basic information and materials as are necessary to an understanding of past trends, present conditions, and forces at work to cause changes in those conditions;
  • To prepare, and from time to time, amend and revise a comprehensive plan for the physical development of the Town;
  • To establish principles and policies for guiding action in the development of the area;
  • To prepare and recommend to the Town Board of Commissioners Ordinances promoting orderly development along the lines indicated in the comprehensive plan;
  • To receive, review and make recommendations upon those applications for permits for Conditional Use Permits as required by the provisions of this Ordinance;
  • To receive and review all applications for amendment to this Zoning Ordinance and to make recommendations thereon to the Town Board of Commissioners;
  • To keep the Town Board of Commissioners and the general public informed and advised as to these matters;
  • To serve as the Stormwater Advisory Committee and assist the Town Board of Commissioners in meeting the mission and achieving the identified goals and objectives of the Town’s Stormwater Management Program;
  • To consider and review all proposed subdivision plats for land within the subdivision jurisdiction of this Ordinance;
  • To give or not give final approval of each individual subdivision plat;
  • To review and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding proposed variances from any amendments to the Ordinance; and
  • To enter into contracts and agreements authorized in this Ordinance and to enter into such other contracts and agreements as the Board of Commissioners may approve.

All Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are open to the public, except for matters discussed in Closed Session pursuant to G.S. 143-318(11).


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