Sustainability Initiatives

With guidance of our 20 year Comprehensive Plan and our Unified Development Ordinance, the City of Ashland strives to help new developers and homeowners implement sustainability measures into their development plans and homes. We are continually moving towards the improvement of our waterfront by maintaining native landscapes and promoting use of the waterfront trail. Along with requiring attention to landscaping and energy use as a piece of all new developments, we are also striving towards making energy efficient improvements and updates to our existing city buildings and facilities.


City of Ashland UDO Principles for Sustainability:

  1. Reduce dependence on fossil fuels
  2. Reduce dependence on manufactured substances and chemicals
  3. Reduce dependence on practices that harm life-sustaining ecosystems
  4. Meet current and future human needs fairly and effectively