for the Center of the Universe


Where the Comprehensive Plan identifies our future goals, zoning is regulatory tool that shapes how our community is formed and operates. 


On February 20th, 2018, Town Council approved an updated residential zoning code that impacts almost every resident in Ashland. 


What changed and why?  

How does this impact my home, business, or property? 


Visit zoning update explained to find out more

or click on the images below to watch our

zoning education video series.  




The Comprehensive Plan serves as the guiding resource for the future of Ashland. It will be used to provide direction and continuity as our citizens, business, and philanthropic community team with Town government to maintain and improve our quality of life.


Read staff's overview and major town-wide trends. If you're into data, read Ashland by the Numbers, our annual update of data on the Center of the Universe. 


If we are to achieve community goals we must continue to hear from you. Contact us today and read about what people had to say during the 2016 update. 



On December 20th, 2016, the Town Council adopted a Comprehensive Plan for Ashland, the Center of the Universe


What are the future goals for area? Click below and find out! 



Creating a great plan is half the battle, making it happen is where the change occurs. Read the implementation chart to see how every policy and action identified in the Comprehensive Plan is being implemented. When, who's responsible, and how we measure success is all here!  

"All good plans dissolve immediately into work."

- Peter Drucker 

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Questions or Comments

Contact Nora Amos, Director of Planning and Community Development, at (804) 798-1073 or fill out the form below.

Planning and Community Development

101 Thompson Street

PO Box 1600

Ashland, VA 23005

Tel: (804) 798-1073

Fax: (804) 798-4892

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