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Zoning (General)

Philadelphia2035 Comprehensive Plan

posted on October 31st, 2018  |  Read more

2018 Award for Special Achievement Philadelphia2035 Comprehensive Plan Philadelphia City Planning Commission Philadelphia2035 is the official vision for the future of the city’s development, the first written comprehensive plan since the 1960 plan under the directorship of Edmund Bacon. Philadelphia2035 is the culmination of research, outreach, collaboration, and planning with multiple partners and stakeholders. Over   

My Meadville

posted on October 31st, 2018  |  Read more

2018 Award for a Project, Program or Practice My Meadville My Meadville My Meadville is a community-based initiative that helped the City of Meadville in Crawford County devise a plan for the city’s future.  My Meadville used the Orton Community Heat & Soul process grounded in storytelling, discussion of shared values, and collaboration towards positive   

Chester County’s Commercial Landscapes Series

posted on November 14th, 2017  |  Read more

2017 Planning Excellence Award – Best Practice Chester County’s Commercial Landscape Series Chester County Planning Commission Chester County’s Commercial Landscapes Series presents an innovative approach to repurposing older office parks, shopping centers, transit stations, and brownfield sites in the county. Many sites have become underutilized or vacant. Commercial Landscapes addresses changing market trends affecting the   

Zoning Ordinance of Clymer Borough

posted on November 17th, 2016  |  Read more

2016 Planning Excellence Award – Best Practice Zoning Ordinance of Clymer Borough Clymer Borough, Indiana County Office of Planning & Development, Environmental Planning & Design, Indiana University of PA, Zanetta Illustrations, UpStreet Architecture In December 2014 Clymer Borough, a rural coal town with 1,357 people, enacted its first-ever zoning ordinance.  The ordinance it chose to   

Tools for An Effective Planning Commissioner

posted on December 10th, 2013  |  Read more

This video provides planning commissioners with an overview of what planning commissions do and where they fit in their city, borough, township or county government. The basic tools of comprehensive planning, subdivision and land development regulation, and zoning are described so commissioners can learn how they can effectively contribute to the quality of life in their municipalities.

Web tool: Conservationtool.org

posted on October 3rd, 2013  |  Read more

2014 Annual Awards Winner – Public OutreachAwarded to Pennsylvania Land Trust Association and PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources ConservationTools.org is Pennsylvania’s premier web resource library for conservation and land use best practices. It includes over 1,000 library items – reports, articles, sample ordinances, and guidelines. There are introductory profiles and guides prepared by