Ashland Redevelopment Authority

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Welcome to the Ashland Redevelopment Authority (ARA) website!


The ARA exists to create opportunities to attract and sustain economic development that will revitalize Ashland's economy and cultural growth.  The goal is to realize a community that is more attractive and self-sufficient.


The ARA is a volunteer board charged with helping to facilitate economic development opportunities for Ashland.  Board members are elected at the Spring Town Meeting for five year terms.  As an independent board, the ARA is in a unique position to bring the public and private sectors together.  The ARA also has broad powers that enable it to encourage new development and promote sound growth.  The board is not bound by daily processes of a local town department but works on special projects that can be run by the town or a business.  The ARA can participate in development, issue bonds, borrow money and receive grants and gifts.


Our meetings for calendar year 2016 are generally held the second and fourth Mondays of the month downstairs in the Ashland Town Hall .  However, we have varied from that schedule and you should consult the Ashland website for our meetings. The ARA meetings are open to the public and any interested party is welcome to attend.  Agendas and room locations are posted on the Ashland Public Meetings section of the Town's website at 6:30.