The Ashland Housing Strategy Implementation Plan was drafted by ECONorthwest after working with the Planning Commission and City staff to review our land use code and existing housing programs. This initial document was presented to the City Council on October 1, 2018, and May 6, 2019 and it identified several potential actions and regulatory reforms to be considered to address housing needs including:
Conduct a code audit and evaluation of the impacts of potential increases to maximum residential density, building height and lot coverage, and potential decreases to parking requirements for multifamily housing types.
Evaluate financial returns of for-sale versus rental housing to understand the market conditions necessary to facilitate production of rental housing.
Evaluate the potential impact of the multiple-unit limited tax exemption program on the development feasibility of higher density rental housing types.
Review the impact of Ashland’s annexation policies and approval standards on multi-family residential land supply within the City Limits.
Develop recommendations for code amendments that are most likely to be effective in both removing obstacles and identifying incentives to promote the construction of multifamily rental housing in R-2, R-3 and other multi-family zones.
As the City further refines the recommendations for changes to multifamily zoning (e.g. density, building height, parking requirements), the public engagement opportunities will be posted on this page. No meetings are currently scheduled. Meeting Archives