Chapter 7 DEVELOPMENT
ARTICLE I. - AUTHORITY, PURPOSE, JURISDICTION, AND LEGAL STATUS PROVISIONS
Sec. 7-1-1. - Authority; title. 
Sec. 7-1-2. - Purpose. 
Sec. 7-1-3. - Jurisdiction. 
ARTICLE II. - OFFICIAL MAP, RULES OF CONSTRUCTION, AND DEFINITIONS 
Sec. 7-2-1. - Official zoning maps; identification. 
Sec. 7-2-2. - Interpretation of district boundaries. 
Sec. 7-2-3. - General rules of construction. 
Sec. 7-2-4. - Conflict or inconsistency with other laws, covenants, or deed restrictions. 
Sec. 7-2-5. - Definitions. 
ARTICLE III. - DECISION-MAKING, ADMINISTRATIVE AND ADVISORY BODIES 
Sec. 7-3-1. - Asheville City Council. 
Sec. 7-3-2. - Asheville Planning and Zoning Commission. 
Sec. 7-3-3. - Board of adjustment. 
Sec. 7-3-4. - Historic resources commission. 
Sec. 7-3-5. - Technical review committee. 
Sec. 7-3-6. - Specifications review committee. 
Sec. 7-3-7. - Urban forestry commission. 
Sec. 7-3-8. - Asheville Downtown Commission. 
Sec. 7-3-9. - City of Asheville Planning and Development Department. 
Sec. 7-3-10. - Asheville Area Riverfront Redevelopment Commission. 
Sec. 7-3-11. - Asheville Design Review Committee. 
ARTICLE IV. - COMPREHENSIVE PLAN 
Sec. 7-4-1. - Role of the comprehensive plan. 
Sec. 7-4-2. - Review of and amendments to the comprehensive plan. 
ARTICLE V. - DEVELOPMENT REVIEW PROCEDURES 
Sec. 7-5-1. - Permits and approvals. 
Sec. 7-5-2. - Zoning permits. 
Sec. 7-5-3. - Temporary use permits. 
Sec. 7-5-4. - Uses by right, subject to special requirements. 
Sec. 7-5-5. - Conditional use approvals. 
Sec. 7-5-6. - Reserved. 
Sec. 7-5-7. - Manufactured housing community (MHC) approval. 
Sec. 7-5-8. - Subdivision plat approvals. 
Sec. 7-5-9. - Site plan review for development projects except those on parcels zoned Central Business District and located in the Downtown Design Review Overlay District (CBD/DDR). 
Sec. 7-5-9.1. - Development approval process on parcels zoned Central Business District and located in the Downtown Design Review Overlay District. (CBD/DDR) 
Sec. 7-5-10. - Design Review. 
Sec. 7-5-11. - Certificate of appropriateness approval. 
Sec. 7-5-12. - Floodplain development. 
Sec. 7-5-13. - Erosion and sedimentation control plans. 
Sec. 7-5-14. - Stormwater discharge permits. 
Sec. 7-5-15. - Zoning vested rights approval. 
Sec. 7-5-16. - Sign permits. 
Sec. 7-5-17. - Driveway access permits. 
Sec. 7-5-18. - Reserved. 
Sec. 7-5-19. - Certificate of occupancy. 
Sec. 7-5-20. - Notices and public hearings. 
Sec. 7-5-21. - Reserved. 
ARTICLE VI. - VARIANCES, ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL AND REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS 
Sec. 7-6-1. - Variances. 
Sec. 7-6-2. - Appeals of administrative decisions. 
Sec. 7-6-3. - Variances for reasonable accommodations. 
ARTICLE VII. - TEXT AMENDMENTS AND MAP AMENDMENTS 
Sec. 7-7-1. - General. 
Sec. 7-7-2. - Initiation of amendments. 
Sec. 7-7-3. - Petition requirements. 
Sec. 7-7-4. - Review by the Asheville Planning and Zoning Commission. 
Sec. 7-7-5. - Action by the Asheville City Council. 
Sec. 7-7-6 - Reserved. 
Sec. 7-7-7. - Waiting period for subsequent applications. 
Sec. 7-7-8. - Conditional zoning. 
ARTICLE VIII. - GENERAL USE AND EXPANSION DISTRICTS 
Sec. 7-8-1. - Enumeration and description of districts; designation of districts on official zoning maps. 
Sec. 7-8-2. - RS-2 Residential Single-Family Low Density District. 
Sec. 7-8-3. - RS-4 Residential Single-Family Medium Density District. 
Sec. 7-8-4. - RS-8 Residential Single-Family High Density District. 
Sec. 7-8-5. - RM-6 Residential Multi-Family Low Density District. 
Sec. 7-8-6. - RM-8 Residential Multi-Family Medium Density District. 
Sec. 7-8-7. - RM-16 Residential Multi-Family High Density District. 
Sec. 7-8-8. - Neighborhood Business District. 
Sec. 7-8-9. - Office District. 
Sec. 7-8-10. - Office II District. 
Sec. 7-8-11. - Office/Business District. 
Sec. 7-8-12. - Community Business I District. 
Sec. 7-8-13. - Community Business II District. 
Sec. 7-8-14. - Resort District. 
Sec. 7-8-15. - Institutional District. 
Sec. 7-8-16. - Highway Business District. 
Sec. 7-8-17. - Regional Business District. 
Sec. 7-8-18. - Central Business District. 
Sec. 7-8-19. - River District. 
Sec. 7-8-20. - Commercial Industrial District. 
Sec. 7-8-21. - Light Industrial District. 
Sec. 7-8-22. - Industrial District. 
Sec. 7-8-23. - Urban Village District. 
Sec. 7-8-24. - Neighborhood Corridor District. 
Sec. 7-8-25. - Urban Residential District. 
Sec. 7-8-26. - Urban Place Form District. 
Sec. 7-8-27. - Airport District. 
Sec. 7-8-28. - Haywood Road Form District. 
Sec. 7-8-29. - River Arts Form District. 
Secs. 7-8-30—7-8-39. - Reserved. 
Sec. 7-8-40. - Central Business Expansion District. 
Sec. 7-8-41. - Commercial Expansion District. 
Sec. 7-8-42. - Residential Expansion. 
Secs. 7-8-43—7-8-46. - Reserved. 
ARTICLE IX. - OVERLAY DISTRICTS 
Sec. 7-9-1. - Resource Management Overlay District. 
Sec. 7-9-2. - Historic Preservation Overlay District. 
Sec. 7-9-3. - Downtown Design Review Overlay District. 
Sec. 7-9-4. - Manufactured Housing Overlay District. 
Sec. 7-9-5. - Manufactured Housing Community Overlay District. 
Sec. 7-9-6. - Blue Ridge Parkway Overlay District. 
Sec. 7-9-7. - Hotel Overlay District. 
Sec. 7-9-8. - Head of Montford Transition Overlay District. 
Sec. 7-9-9. - Conditional Use District. 
Sec. 7-9-10. - Charlotte Street Transition Overlay District. 
Sec. 7-9-11. - Adaptive Reuse Overlay District. 
ARTICLE X. - GENERAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS 
Sec. 7-10-1. - Number of principal buildings per lot. 
Sec. 7-10-2. - Required setbacks; allowable encroachments into required setbacks. 
Sec. 7-10-3. - Fences and walls. 
Sec. 7-10-4. - Reserved. 
Sec. 7-10-5. - Retaining walls. 
Sec. 7-10-6. - Navigable airspace. 
Sec. 7-10-7. - Reserved. 
Sec. 7-10-8. - Neighborhood-scale multifamily design standards. 
ARTICLE XI. - DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN STANDARDS 
Sec. 7-11-1. - General. 
Sec. 7-11-2. - Parking, loading, and access standards. 
Sec. 7-11-3. - Landscape and buffering standards. 
Sec. 7-11-4. - Open space standards. 
Sec. 7-11-5. - Zoning vested right. 
Sec. 7-11-6. - Traffic impact analysis. 
Sec. 7-11-7. - Flexible development standards. 
Sec. 7-11-8. - Sidewalk requirements. 
Sec. 7-11-9. - Emergency wireless communications. 
Sec. 7-11-10. - Outdoor lighting standards. 
ARTICLE XII. - ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION STANDARDS 
Sec. 7-12-1. - Flood protection. 
Sec. 7-12-2. - Stormwater, soil erosion and sedimentation control, illicit discharge and connection ordinance. 
Sec. 7-12-3. - Protected mountain ridges. 
Sec. 7-12-4. - Steep slope and ridgetop development. 
Sec. 7-12-5. - Reserved. 
Sec. 7-12-6. - Stormwater services utility and enterprise fund. 
ARTICLE XIII. - SIGN REGULATIONS 
Sec. 7-13-1. - Purpose and scope. 
Sec. 7-13-2. - General provisions. 
Sec. 7-13-3. - Signs prohibited or requiring additional standards in all zoning districts. 
Sec. 7-13-4. - On-premises signs. 
Sec. 7-13-5. - Off-premises signs. 
Sec. 7-13-6. - Maintenance. 
Sec. 7-13-7. - Structural and construction requirements. 
Sec. 7-13-8. - Nonconforming signs. 
Sec. 7-13-9. - Variances. 
Sec. 7-13-10. - Reserved. 
ARTICLE XIV. - ACCESSORY AND TEMPORARY USES AND STRUCTURES 
Sec. 7-14-1. - Accessory uses and structures. 
Sec. 7-14-2. - Temporary uses and structures. 
ARTICLE XV. - SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS 
Sec. 7-15-1. - Subdivisions. 
ARTICLE XVI. - USES BY RIGHT, SUBJECT TO SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONAL USES 
Sec. 7-16-1. - Uses by right, subject to special requirements. 
Sec. 7-16-2. - Conditional uses. 
ARTICLE XVII. - NONCONFORMITIES 
Sec. 7-17-1. - Nonconformities—Purpose, application and definitions. 
Sec. 7-17-2. - Dimensional nonconformities. 
Sec. 7-17-3. - Nonconforming uses. 
Sec. 7-17-4. - Maintenance, repair and replacement. 
Sec. 7-17-5. - Replacement of manufactured homes. 
ARTICLE XVIII. - ENFORCEMENT 
Sec. 7-18-1. - Duties regarding enforcement. 
Sec. 7-18-2. - Penalties for violations. 
Sec. 7-18-3. - Notice of violation and citation procedure. 
Sec. 7-18-4. - Action for recovery of civil penalty; action for institution of criminal process. 
Sec. 7-18-5. - Summary removal of signs/sign structure; remove orders for signs/sign structure. 
Sec. 7-18-6. - Injunctive relief and other remedies. 
ARTICLE XIX. - TREE CANOPY PRESERVATION. 
Sec. 7-19-1. - Applicability. 
Sec. 7-19-2. - Tree canopy preservation requirements. 
Sec. 7-19-3. - Calculation of tree canopy area. 
Sec. 7-19-4. - Documentation and plan review. 
Sec. 7-19-5. - Payment in lieu of compliance. 
Sec. 7-19-6. - Permitting. 
Sec. 7-19-7. - Enforcement. 
Appendix 7-A. - Public Benefits Table. 
Appendix 7-B. - Reserved 
APPENDIX 7-C. - RECOMMENDED SPECIES LIST 
APPENDIX 7-D. - DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES FLOW CHART 
APPENDIX 7-E. - HISTORIC DISTRICT BOUNDARIES