Planning & Development


Though the projects that we work on in this department vary from week to week and month to month (please see our Current Projects page for more information), other responsibilities of the Department include:

• Upholding and enforcing the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) 781.

Property Maintenance and Resources

• Organizing and providing information for the Plan Commission. The Plan Commission reviews site plans, conditional use permits, rezoning requests, and text amendments, among other items.

• Encouraging implementation of Ashland’s Comprehensive Plan.

• Permits (Full Comprehensive Fee Schedule)

           - Building Permits

           - Commercial Development Permits

           - Miscellaneous Permits (Animal Keeping, Public Art, etc.)

Department Staff and Contact Info:

April Kroner
Director of Planning and Development

Megan McBride
Assistant Planner/HIP Coordinator

Bob Miller
City Building Inspector/Property Maintenance
Office Hours:
M-W-F 8am-12pm
T-Th 1pm-4pm
Or by appointment


Please send all relevant mail to:
Department of Planning & Development
City of Ashland
601 Main Street West
Ashland, WI 54806