Land owner Kashka DeBruhl–Cawthorn requested the change from R–2 to R–3 zoning, which would allow mobile homes and make it easier for further developments such as vacation rentals and communications towers. The tract is near Bee Ridge's intersection with Barger Road.
The Buncombe County Planning Department recommends approving the request, noting that the surrounding area already contains mobile homes. However, the Planning Board voted 4–3 to recommend denying the request, arguing the change wouldn't be consistent with the county's land-use plan or in the interest of adjacent neighbors.
In other business, the commissioners will consider giving $50,000 in county taxpayer money to help fund the Go Kitchen-Ready Training Program, which aims to help prepare local residents for work in the food-service industry.
The board will meet at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the commissioners' chambers, located at 30 Valley St. A short pre-meeting review of the agenda will begin at 4:15 p.m.