Living Asheville: A Comprehensive Plan for our Future

Asheville is updating its Comprehensive Plan. The new plan called Living Asheville, A Comprehensive Plan for Our Future will be used by the City to guide its long-term development. The Plan will be based on goals set by the community to achieve a vision of what it wants to be. Follow this site for up to date information on the planning process, engagement opportunities and outcomes.


Click here to view a short 5 minute video to learn more about the planning process.

Click here to review the March 2018 final draft of Living Asheville: A Comprehensive Plan for our Future. See links below to individual sections and appendices of the plan in pdf format. 


click to learn more about the plan click to get involved click for resources and reports

Book 1: Introduction

Book 2: Themes

Book 3: Physical Strategies

Book 4: Implementation


Appendix A: Assessment Report

Appendix B: Market Housing and Economic Strategies Report

Appendix C: Neighborhood Plans on a Page 

Appendix D: Planning for Climate Resilience 

Appendix E: Priority Strategies

Appendix F: Bibliography


living asheville logo

Stacy Merten, Project Manager