Advancing Adams - Comprehensive Plan


Advancing Adams Comprehensive PlanStay engaged and learn more. Email us with your questions, comments, or suggestions!

View the Comprehensive Plan here!

Low-Resolution version for easy download.

High-Resolution version.

The draft Future Land Use Map is available for comment. 

The Comprehensive Plan will serve as a policy and operations tool that guides the county toward the vision of being the most innovative and inclusive county in America for all families and businesses. The plan will be a broad and implementable document that addresses future development and code needs, including technical zoning or development standards requirements, as well as overarching policies/statements about engaging the community, addressing economic development, equity, and sustainability in all its forms.

The Adams County Comprehensive Plan will consider past plans, like sub-area plans, and it will serve as the guidepost for concurrent and coordinated planning efforts with the Transportation Master Plan and the Parks, Open Space, and Trails Plan.

Advancing Adams - Comprehensive PlanThe plan will incorporate equity, sustainability, and livability into every aspect of the plan as value lenses.

The initial key themes for this plan are:

  • Community and Housing
  • Natural Environment
  • Built Environment and Connections
  • Economic Development
  • Cultural Heritage


Learn more about the Transportation Master Plan update or the Parks, Open Space & Trails Plan update.