Comprehensive Plan


A comprehensive plan is a tool used to establish a high-level vision to guide citywide policy decisions over several years.

Not so long ago, our community came together to create Living Asheville: A Comprehensive Plan for Our Future

2023 marks the Five Year Anniversary of adopting this plan. The Planning and Urban Design Department is coordinating with the Office of Data and Performance to find ways to share out progress on this visionary document and on City Council’s 2036 Vision, which are complimentary frameworks that support Asheville’s long-term development.  


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 PDF Documents

Full Version of Living Asheville: A Comprehensive Plan for Our Future

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


Contact Information

Candra Teshome – 828-259-5836


Updated 3/3/2023