The process of conducting a BLI is essentially an exercise in quantifying available land suitable for development within the geographic or political boundary (city limits, Urban Growth Boundary, zones) . Under statewide planning goals a land component of a BLI is utilized to assess whether the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) contains enough land to satisfy the community’s 20 year housing and commercial land needs.
The City of Ashland's Community Development Department maintains the GIS BLI database to assist with long range planning needs. The inventory should not be construed to mean all properties identified are presently "readily developable", but rather over the next 50 years will likely become available for development.
Click Here to access the 2011 update of the City of Ashland Buildable Lands Inventory