Below are plans adopted by the town as part of the Comprehensive Plan.
This document indicates the range of uses the town would favor in an area. It does not guarantee a successful rezoning request, nor does it obligate an owner to seek rezoning. For detailed future land use information, visit the town's interactive online map.
This document is a comprehensive planning and policy document with this philosophy: "Our vision for Hillsborough is a prosperous town, filled with vitality, fostering a strong sense of community, which celebrates and preserves its unique heritage and small-town character."
This document is a joint project of the Town of Hillsborough and Orange County and provides a framework for continuing discussions about growth in the Hillsborough area between the two jurisdictions. The plan documents the growth potential around Hillsborough, considering available water capacity and the transportation network.
This document provides specific recommendations to improve the town's pedestrian and bicycle environment.
This document was created with the goal of developing a strategic plan for the future design and development of the Churton Street commercial corridor. In 2015, the Board of Commissioners passed a resolution indicating it would no longer pursue implementing recommendations for the Churton South District and the transition from the Historic District to Churton South District because many of the objectives had been achieved through other means.
Recommendations in this document include improvements in transportation, crime and code enforcement; economic development; development and redevelopment potential; landscaping and signage; and compatibility with other planning documents.
The town is developing a comprehensive sustainability plan to advance its sustainability and resiliency goals, including its clean energy pledge. The plan will guide future development and the transition to 100% clean energy, balancing environmental stewardship, resiliency and racial justice with smart growth that will allow for a thriving economy and quality of life for the residents of Hillsborough. For more information, see the Comprehensive Sustainability Plan page on this website.