ADA was established during in May, 1984 under the control of Provincial Urban Development Board (PUDB). The basic concept of this Authority is to provide Housing facilities at the suitable location in Hazara Division to overcome shortage Problems of the Housing in the vicinity of the city centers and to develop adjoining areas to bring at par with other developed areas in KPK. Beside Authorities also worked and working as ADP/PIP/District ADP & Developmental Works.
Since its creation of ADA, Abbottabad has successfully completed the developmental works/ ADP viz a viz 7-Marla Schemes at Abbottabad, Haripur & Mansehra development of Public Park at Mansehra, Construction of Peshawar High Court Circuit Bench Abbottabad, and Jalal Baba Auditorium Building Abbottabad, Improvement of Urban Road in Abbottabad Abbottabad. Improvement of Urban Road in Abbotttabad, Haripur & Mansehra beside its self finance scheme i.e. Abbottabad Township Scheme, Abbottabad & Ghazikot Township Scheme, and Mansehra.
Urban Planning Ordinance 1978/PUDB Service Rules, Building Regulation 1985.