Buncombe County Submitted: August 8, 2019 | Updated: August 30, 2019

(August 2019) Requested info about State Protective Law for our Ridge Tops

Hello Buncombe County Government,

I'd like to request to know the following:

Does Buncombe County enforce the 1984 Ridge Protective Act passed by N.C? There are building going up everywhere in Buncombe County on our Mountain Tops.

[Editor’s Note: The requestor indicated in the “Start Date” / “End Date” section of the form on our site that the timeline of information to be included in the request should be August 08, 2019 - August 31, 2019.]

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Of Note: In February 2019 we received a similar request for this information. That request was updated / completed as of 02/26/19. https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/1984-n-c-mt-ridge-protective-act/

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • August 30, 2019 3:34 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 30, 2019, 3:34 PM

     

    Hi Kassi,

     

    Thank you very much for your assistance!

     

    We’ve noted this information on our site, and have marked the request as “Complete”.

     

    Have a great weekend!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • August 28, 2019 5:01 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 28, 2019, 5:01 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (August 2019) Requested info about State Protective Law for our Ridge Tops

     

    Hello Sunshine, thank you for your email. This doesn’t appear to be a request for records but I can provide this information.

     

    The Buncombe County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 78. Zoning, Article 6. Buncombe County Zoning Ordinance, Section 78-645. Protected Ridge Overlay District, is written and administered in compliance with the North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 113A. Pollution Control and Environment, Article 14-Mountain Ridge Protection, and the Mountain Ridge Protection Act of 1983.

     

    You can read more about how the law applies to local communities here:

     

    https://www.ncleg.gov/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/ByArticle/Chapter_113A/Article_14.pdf

     

    The municipalities contained within Buncombe County (Weaverville, Woodfin, Black Mountain, Montreat, Biltmore Forest and the City of Asheville) enforce their own zoning requirements, but not all municipalities have a steep slope ordinance. The 1983 Mountain Ridge Protection Act (MRPA -NCGS 113A) is often built into steep slope ordinances as a common practice with other provisions representing higher standards than the height component outlined in the Act. For instance, Buncombe County’s steep slope standards contained within our Zoning Ordinance prescribe individually defined overlays for steep slope and protected ridge areas. However, we do not have the authority to enforce our own steep slope standards in any of the municipalities listed above. Since all of the jurisdictions have their own zoning ordinance, compliance with steep slope and the MRPA would fall under the respective planning and zoning departments to enforce.

     

    Kassi Day
    Public Information/Communications Coordinator
    Buncombe County
    200 College St.
    Asheville, NC 28801
    Desk 828-250-4119/Mobile 828-767-3226
    [email protected]
    Emails to and from this email address are subject to NC Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • August 28, 2019 2:07 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 28, 2019, 2:07 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2019) Requested info about State Protective Law for our Ridge Tops

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County Government,

     

    Just wanted to check in and follow up to make sure this request that was sent in 20 days ago had been received and was being processed.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • August 19, 2019 1:48 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 19, 2019, 1:48 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2019) Requested info about State Protective Law for our Ridge Tops

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County Government,

     

    Just wanted to check in and follow up to make sure this request that was sent in 11 days ago had been received and was being processed.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • August 8, 2019 12:58 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 8, 2019, 12:58 PM
    subject: Records Request: (August 2019) Requested info about State Protective Law for our Ridge Tops

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Government,

     

    We’ve received a request for information that may be available in your office. If you could please give us a rough estimate of when you think this request will be completed we can plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (August 2019) Requested info about State Protective Law for our Ridge Tops

     

    Message:
    “Hello Buncombe County Government,

     

    I’d like to request to know the following:

     

    Does Buncombe County enforce the 1984 Ridge Protective Act passed by N.C? There are building going up everywhere in Buncombe County on our Mountain Tops.

     

    [Editor’s Note: The requestor indicated in the “Start Date” / “End Date” section of the form on our site that the timeline of information to be included in the request should be August 08, 2019 – August 31, 2019.]”

     

    Thank you for your assistance!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • August 8, 2019 10:47 am

    2 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending