Plans, Reports & Studies

Welcome to the Plans, Reports & Studies page. This section contains approved plans and reports from consultants, as well as an archive for superseded and unadopted plans. 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. Approved Plans & Reports
  2. Plan Archive

Approved Plans

These current adopted plans provide a community-driven framework designed to guide policy decisions for years to come. To learn more about the development process of each plan and view background documents, select the individual plan pages to the left, or via the link underneath each plan description. 

Davidson Historic Preservation Plan (2023)

The Davidson Historic Preservation Plan is the town's first historic preservation master plan. Adopted by the Board of Commissioners in January 2023, this plan provides a town-wide vision for historic preservation over the next 10-15 years. View the expanded plan page here.

Davidson Comprehensive Plan (2020)

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. View the expanded plan page here

Davidson Mobility Plan (2019)

The Davidson Mobility Plan is the town's Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP). Adopted by the Board of Commissioners in 2019, this plan provides a town-wide vision for projects, policies, and programs to manage congestion and improve multimodal travel within and through town. View the expanded plan page here

Rural Area Plan (2016)

The Rural Area Plan is the town's plan for its Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ), which comprises approximately 3,800 acres of mainly rural landscape. Begun in October 2015, the Rural Area Plan (RAP) presented a significant opportunity for citizens to directly contribute to the creation of a coherent land-use and transportation plan to guide development in the rural area for the next 20 to 30 years. View the expanded plan page here

Interdepartmental Plans

These current adopted plans also provide a community-driven framework designed to inform the public and guide policy decisions, but are housed outside of the Planning Department. To read each plan and view the plan pages, select the links below or to the left.

Parks & Recreation Master Plan (2014)

The Parks & Recreation Master Plan provides a resource for the public to learn about the value of parks and recreation facilities, defines priorities, informs decisions made by Town leaders about investments, and aids the coordination of community and health-focused programming throughout the municipality. View the expanded plan page here


These recently prepared reports provide a snapshot of data relevant to ensure that community members and decision-makers remain informed of current trends.

2022 Permit Report

The 2022 Permit Report provides an overview of the total permit approvals from January 1 to December 31, 2022. This report identifies the total approvals for Building, Sign, Demolition, and Temporary Use permits, as well as a breakdown of types of building permit approvals. It also includes year by year comparisons of data from 2014 to 2022, as well as a map showing the location of every 2022 approval in the Town of Davidson.