Comprehensive Plan Update 

The Comprehensive Plan Update is underway! We encourage all Ashland residents, business owners, and all those interested in shaping the future of the Center of the Universe to complete this survey and provide your thoughts on what makes Ashland, Ashland. You can find more information about the update and the process by visiting                       


Ashland Town Council

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Ashland Town Hall

6:30 pm

Staff Report:

On December 13, 2023, Ashland Planning Commission voted 4-0-0 to recommend approval of the draft to the Town Council.

Community Meetings were held on Monday, October 30th and Monday, November 13th.  Please see the Community Meeting Posters to review the information as presented-->    Click Here !

*Draft* Comprehensive Plan 2024

In 2020, the Town began the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan for a five-year review with several community meetings.  Onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic complicated public engagement and prolonged the overall review process as staff navigated the constantly changing path to regain normalcy in the workplace.  Additional community meetings were held virtually, and a community survey was created, which remained active throughout the Comprehensive Plan update process.  Results of the survey were compiled in October of 2022, and staff periodically reviewed new submissions to ensure they were consistent with the compiled data.  After a period of transition, an active review of the Comprehensive Plan was reinitiated in the fall of 2022 with two community meetings held in December. Beginning in 2023, the Planning Commission took part in 11 intensive work sessions, which included a site visit around Town. As in the 2016 update, the essence of the plan that was created in 2008 remains the same with general data updates and some policy changes in response to actions that resulted in completed projects as outlined in the pre-existing policies.  



Table of Contents:

Overview of Current Comp Plan

The Town of Ashland Comprehensive Plan was adopted by Town Council on December 7, 2011, and the 5-year review of the plan was adopted on December 20, 2016. The Comprehensive Plan can be viewed by clicking on the links below. If you have any questions or comments regarding the Comprehensive Plan, please contact the Ashland Planning Department at (804) 798-1073.