TheHousing Production Strategy creates a plan to address Ashland’s unmet housing needs with a focus on equity and public input. The Housing Production Strategy document was adopted by Resolution 2023-08 at the regular City Council business meeting on May 2nd. The Housing Production Strategy report identifies a set of specific actions the city will undertake over an 8-year period to promote the development of needed housing. Such actions include land use ordinance amendments, zoning changes, financial incentives, and other actions within the City’s purview. The Housing Production Strategy was informed by input from residents about their current housing situation and their views regarding actions the City could take to expand the range of housing options (see public engagement links).
Ashland’s Housing Production Strategy is the third step in a four step process to support a variety of housing options.
Step 1: Buildable Lands Inventory, an inventory of the amount of vacant and partially vacant land within the City and Urban Growth Boundary that can accommodate new housing development. Completed December 2019
Step 2: Housing Capacity Analysis, a report examining projected housing needs over the next 20 years in consideration of household demographics, housing costs, and expected population growth. Completed May 2021. This document was informed by citizen responses to an online open house and survey, and the public comments received can be found here: Summary of Online HCA Survey (4/1-15/2021)
Step 3:Housing Production Strategy development processbegan in spring 2022
The final draft of the Housing Production Strategy document has been completed and adopted by the City Council at their regular meeting on May 2, 2023.
February 23, 2023-Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee Meeting
February 28, 2023-Planning Commission Meeting
March 7, 2023-City Council Study Session
April 11, 2023-Planning Commission Meeting-Public Hearing
April 17, 2023-City Council Study Session
May 2, 2023-City Council Meeting-Public HearingMeetings, materials, presentations