Neighborhood meetings set for Ashland Comp Plan

Next week, Ashland’s Office of Planning and Community Development will begin hosting the first of several neighborhood meetings as part of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan Update.

Citizens can visit www.ashlandplanning.blogspot.com for an interactive map of site meetings.

Next week’s meeting covers the North Ashland and Northern Fringe planning areas, on Wednesday February 4, at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held on the campus of Randolph-Macon College, in the Old Chapel, Topping Room, which is near the intersection of College Avenue and Henry Street. Parking is available in the college lots on College Avenue.

Citizens are urged to attend – especially if they are interested in the following neighborhoods/areas:

Randolph-Macon College
Caroline Street
College Park
Berkley Woods
Berkleytown
Linden/Park/Elm Streets
Jamestown Road/Woodside Lane
Chapman Street Extended
Frances Road
Route 1 – North
Vaughan Road

For further information, citizens may contact Zack Robbins, Senior Planner, at 798-1073, or www.town.ashland.va.us

Ashland Comp Plan Update Needs Your Input!

The Town of Ashland is updating its Comprehensive Plan in 2008. A meeting for interested members of the community is scheduled for Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of St. James the Less Episcopal Church (125 Beverly Rd., Ashland, VA).

The purpose of the meeting is to gather input from the community to assist with developing a vision statement for the introduction to the Comprehensive Plan. A group exercise will be conducted to engage participants to state what they value about Ashland, and how they would like Ashland to be in the future. Former Planning Director Neil Holthouser will facilitate this session.

Please see http://www.town.ashland.va.us for updates regarding the Plan’s progress, as well as dates and topics for future meetings.