Bookmark and Share
Share

Allegheny Places: The Allegheny County Comprehensive Plan

2008
Organizations/Sources: Allegheny County
Allegheny Places establishes an overall vision for our future and a roadmap to get there. The comprehensive plan provides the County with a framework for the strategic use of public resources to improve the county's quality of life.
Rating
Last Modified
Oct 30, 2013
Viewed
3361 times

Borough of Chambersburg Comprehensive Plan

2008
A build-out analysis was completed as part of Chambersburg’s comprehensive plan update process. The build-out analysis is included in appendix 4.
Rating
Last Modified
Mar 23, 2011
Viewed
5126 times

Building a Vision for Our Region

2009
Organizations/Sources: Central Pennsylvania Conservancy
In response to the interest that the Monroe Township Supervisors expressed in finding a new way of visioning the future of their community and the impacts of their land use decisions, the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy created a visioning presentation that shows a community build-out analysis for the conservation zone located within Monroe Township.
Rating
Last Modified
Feb 25, 2019
Viewed
4265 times

Comprehensive Transportation Planning: Knitting Together Land-Use and Transportation Decision-Making Through Scenario Planning

2006
Organizations/Sources: Placeways.com
Recognizing the essential relationship between land use, urban form, and transportation decisions, in 2006 the Town of Mooresville, NC initiated three major planning projects: Comprehensive Land Use Plan, a Comprehensive Transportation Plan, and an update of its Zoning Ordinance. Following a suggestion by the Federal Highway Administration, the Town decided to incorporate scenario planning to better link the three planning processes.
Rating
Last Modified
Feb 25, 2019
Viewed
3993 times

Connections 2045: Plan for Greater Philadelphia

2018
Long-range plan for the Philadelphia area.
Rating
Last Modified
Mar 11, 2019
Viewed
256 times

County Comprehensive Plan (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) - What’s Your Favorite Place?

Organizations/Sources:
Allegheny Places, Allegheny County’s first comprehensive plan, establishes an overall vision for their future and a roadmap to get there. The comprehensive plan sets policies for development, redevelopment, conservation and economic initiatives. The plan provides a framework for the strategic use of public resources to improve the quality of life for all residents.
Rating
Last Modified
Mar 23, 2011
Viewed
4758 times

Damariscotta Heart & Soul Planning Project Final Report

2010
Organizations/Sources: Friends of Midcoast Maine
Final report on community visioning initiative in Damariscotta, ME.
Rating
Last Modified
Feb 25, 2019
Viewed
3485 times

Designated Rural Areas: Local Implementation Strategy

Organizations/Sources: Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
The Designated Rural Area (DRA) concept was introduced in the rural strategy of the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan’s growth management element as a method of local implementation. The key to implementing the rural strategy is its refinement from the countywide scale down to the township or multi-municipal level. Therefore, the purpose of this DRA implementation strategy is to create a locally reproducible methodology that identifies and maps DRAs through a local comprehensive plan update and/or separate strategic planning update process.
Rating
Last Modified
Mar 13, 2019
Viewed
248 times

Donegal Region Comprehensive Plan

2011
Regional comprehensive plan for East Donegal Township, Marietta Borough, Mount Joy Borough, Donegal School District.
Rating
Last Modified
Mar 13, 2019
Viewed
232 times

Growing... Naturally: Pike County Open Space, Greenways and Recreation Plan

2008
Organizations/Sources: Pike County
The goal of Pike County’s Open Space, Greenways and Recreation Plan is to set a sustainable direction for both protecting our natural resources and enhancing the quality of life for our citizens for today and the future.
Rating
Last Modified
Apr 13, 2011
Viewed
2636 times

Implementing Connections: A Guide for Municipalities

2010
This report is designed to aid municipalities and developers in effectively financing mixed-use development. Included are an overview of the benefits and challenges to implementing mixed-use development, best practices in financing (including specific financing mechanisms), different organizational structures for financing, and strategies for achieving success. Case studies of successful mixed-use projects in the Delaware Valley region are presented, as well as funding sources that exist in the region.
Rating
Last Modified
Mar 11, 2019
Viewed
259 times

Introduction to Growing Greener: Conservation by Design

2009
Organizations/Sources: Natural Lands Trust
This booklet summarizes how municipalities can use the development process to their advantage to protect interconnected networks of open space: natural areas, greenways, trails and recreational lands. Communities can take control of their destinies so that their conservation goals are achieved in a manner fair to all parties concerned. All that is needed are some relatively straightforward amendments to municipal comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances and subdivision ordinances.
Rating
Last Modified
Apr 25, 2011
Viewed
3660 times

Landscapes2

2009
Organizations/Sources: Chester County Planning Commission
The Comprehensive Plan (Landscapes2) for Chester County, PA
Rating
Last Modified
Apr 25, 2011
Viewed
2891 times

Landscapes3: Chester County Comprehensive Plan

2018
Organizations/Sources: Chester County Planning Commission
Comprehensive plan for Chester County, PA.
Rating
Last Modified
Mar 12, 2019
Viewed
273 times

Lehigh Valley Regional Comprehensive Plan

2005
Organizations/Sources: Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
Comprehensive plan for Lehigh and Northampton counties
Rating
Last Modified
Mar 13, 2019
Viewed
222 times

Local Land Use Planning and Controls in Pennsylvania

2019
Authors: Nate Lotze and Andrew M. Loza
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
This guide describes the basic elements of land use planning and regulation available to municipal and county governments under the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. (Print version of Conservationtools.org guide)
Rating
Last Modified
Oct 16, 2019
Viewed
84 times

Montco 2040: A Shared Vision

2015
Organizations/Sources: Montgomery County Planning Commission
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania adopted a new comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision, on January 15, 2015. This nationally awarded plan, which is a complete update of the 2005 comprehensive plan, focuses on the future of Montgomery County until the year 2040. The plan, which contains goals and a future land use plan, will guide overall growth and development in the county. Montco 2040: A Shared Vision provides an overall framework for local municipal plans and provides guidance on issues that transcend local boundaries, such as highways, public transportation, flooding, trails, growth trends, redevelopment trends, shopping needs, impact of large developments, overall housing needs, natural systems, and economic growth.
Rating
Last Modified
Mar 11, 2019
Viewed
268 times

Northwest Regional Strategic Plan

2010
Organizations/Sources: Lancaster County Planning Commission
Regional strategic plan for the Pennsylvania communities of Elizabethtown, Conoy, Mount Joy, and West Donegal.
Rating
Last Modified
Mar 13, 2019
Viewed
227 times

Pennsyvlania Municipalities Planning Code: Section 209.1

This section of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code lists the powers and duties of planning agencies.
Rating
Last Modified
Oct 07, 2019
Viewed
63 times

Pequea Township Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Amendment to the township's comprehensive plan that includes an expansion of its urban growth boundary.
Rating
Last Modified
Feb 01, 2019
Viewed
374 times

Pequea Valley Strategic Plan

2014
Regional comprehensive plan for Salisbury, Leacock, and Paradise townships in Lancaster County, PA. This plan focuses on the specific issues raised by each township in the planning process. These included stormwater management, preservation of large tracts of farmland, management of farm-based businesses, and preservation of community character in the face of new infrastructure investments, including a state road expansion in Salisbury and the extension of public water to the Village of Intercourse. The plan is not meant to function as a full update to the comprehensive plans; it was designed to be used in concert with each community’s adopted comprehensive plan.
Rating
Last Modified
Mar 13, 2019
Viewed
221 times

Pike County Comprehensive Plan

2006
Pike County Pennsylvania's comprehensive plan and summary brochure.
Rating
Last Modified
Apr 13, 2011
Viewed
3296 times

Places 2040: Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan

2018
Organizations/Sources: Lancaster County Planning Commission
Comprehensive plan for Lancaster County, PA, including map of urban growth areas.
Rating
Last Modified
Mar 07, 2019
Viewed
544 times

Regional Growth Management and Regional Transportation Planning (Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, Central Pennsylvania)

2011
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
In an effort to update both its Regional Growth Management Plan and Regional Transportation Plan, the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission implemented scenario build-outs throughout its entire service region, which includes 103 municipalities in the counties of Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry.
Rating
Last Modified
Feb 14, 2011
Viewed
4068 times

Street and Sidewalk Design

2019
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Good street and sidewalk design improves public safety, accommodates a variety of users, reduces environmental impacts, and enhances community character. (Print version of ConservationTools.org guide)
Rating
Last Modified
Jun 25, 2019
Viewed
4272 times

Sustaining and Improving Pennsylvnia's Forest Land Through Comprehensive Plans

2018
Provides a detailed description of forests and their benefits; analysis of threats to forest land; and description of various tools municipalities can use to maintain, protect, and restore forests.
Rating
Last Modified
Jul 03, 2019
Viewed
716 times

The Comprehensive Plan in Pennsylvania (Planning Series #3)

2001
A comprehensive plan is more that just a document disclosing past and present land use trends with a proposed course of action. It is a process of organizing for the future, creating a blueprint for tomorrow's land use patterns. This publication provides a detailed overview of this tool.
Rating
Last Modified
Mar 01, 2011
Viewed
4355 times

The Planning Commission in Pennsylvania (Planning Series #2)

2006
This guidebook helps local planning commission to understand the reasons for, and roles of, the planning commission in municipal land use decisions. It addresses the statutory authority and composition of planning commissions in Pennsylvania and the specific powers and duties of the commission. It concludes with a detailed discussion of the common roles of commission members – particularly in terms of hiring planning consultants – and a series of appendices providing model ordinances and procedures for establishing planning commissions and the adoption of a community’s comprehensive plan.
Rating
Last Modified
Mar 01, 2011
Viewed
4419 times

West Chester Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan

2011
Historic preservation plan for Borough of West Chester (PA).
Rating
Last Modified
Mar 11, 2019
Viewed
261 times