The Planning Board is an advisory board established by the Black Mountain Board of Aldermen to provide insight on maters related to land use and community development. This advisory board consists of seven (7) members each serving a 3 year, staggered term.  Members review and make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen to improve land use related ordinances. The Planning Board also provides additional planning recommendations to the Board of Aldermen and the Zoning Board of Adjustment as appropriate, and pursue other studies or planning initiatives as directed by the Board of Aldermen.  The Planning Board shall be governed by the terms of North Carolina General Statutes 160A-360 - 160A-387 and by the Town of Black Mountain Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Ordinance was initially enacted in December 1982 and Subdivision Regulations enacted September 1985, and any subsequent amendments thereto. All Planning Board members shall thoroughly familiarize themselves with the provisions of these statutes and ordinances. Members must reside within the corporate limits of the Town of Black Mountain. The Board of Aldermen appoint membership. 

The Planning Board meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Town Hall, 160 Midland Avenue. Public participation and comment is welcomed and encouraged. To request copies of agendas or meeting materials and minutes please email Jennifer Tipton at or contact by phone at (828) 419-9373.

Town of Black Mountain Planning Department

c/o Planning Board
160 Midland Ave., Black Mountain, NC 28711
Jennifer Tipton - 
(828) 419-9300 ext. 373.

To contact members of the Planning Board please email them at:

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