Plans, Reports & Studies

Downloading Files

Reference materials for residents wishing to read approved plans, reports from consultants, and more can be found here. The documents contained in these sections are made available as Adobe Acrobat files, so you'll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. 
  1. Comprehensive Plans
  2. Area Plans
  3. Special Reports & Studies

Comprehensive Plans

The Davidson Comprehensive Plan represents an 18-month public engagement and plan drafting process resulting in goals, policies, and actions to guide the community for the next ten years. The plan further expands the foundational framework on which our community-based planning began more than 25 years ago. To the letter its policies carry forth the aspirations originally expressed in the 1993 General Plan — protection of rural lands; cultural and socioeconomic diversity; safety and walkability; and, coherent development patterns based on historic precedent and human-scale that foster interaction among residents.

Additional resources for the Davidson Comprehensive Plan include a Community Snapshot Report (summarizing relevant demographic and community data as of 2019) and two Public Engagement Reports (detailing the What’s Next Davidson public engagement process and results). See below for links to each document.

Previous Comprehensive Plans

The Davidson General Plan was adopted in May 1993. The plan was prepared by a citizen task force through a series of public meetings, an inventory of community assets and needs, and review of planning issues. From this work, goals and policies were established that reflect the vision for the future of Davidson. 

In 1994, the General Plan Committee presented a prioritized list of goals and policies.

The Davidson Land Plan was adopted in 1995. It was a continuation of topics discussed in the Davidson General Plan. The Davidson Land Plan was the first planning ordinance and was in effect through 2001.

The Davidson Land Plan addresses planning principles, planning areas, and design guidelines. It adopts codes and regulations to accomplish to the policies and goals set out in this plan, the Davidson General Plan, and the Davidson General Plan Priorities.

The Davidson Comprehensive Plan was a 2-year initiative organized by the Town of Davidson, informed by a multi-disciplinary consulting team, Rhodeside Harwell, and led by study group participants. Over 180 residents and stakeholders were involved in the Vision Committee, 7 study groups, and a Student Vision Committee.

The Board of Commissioners adopted the Davidson Comprehensive Plan on August 10, 2010.