Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Asheville Passes Steep-Slope Regs; Developers Predict End of the World

The Asheville City Council passed new steep-slope and viewshed regulations last night. The howls of big developers were reportedly heard as far as Spruce Pine.

The new regs kick in at 2,350 feet of elevation. If a property has a slope of 33 percent or greater, the new rules prevent grading of more than 30 percent of the tract. The new rules also greatly restrict density on slopes.

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