Comprehensive Plan

South Fayette Township has updated the community's Comprehensive Plan, in partnership with the engineering and planning firm Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. The Board of Commissioners adopted the final plan during a public meeting on July 12, 2023.

The Comprehensive Plan is a 10-year, long-range plan outlining future land use and includes goals and objectives related to economic development, infrastructure, housing, parks and recreation, open space, preservation, transportation, connectivity, and community facilities.

Public Input

Public input was gathered through community events, individual interviews and steering committee meetings.

Residents, business leaders and taxpayers shared thoughts on the future of the community, including roads, development, housing, parks, land use, zoning, uses around the Southern Beltway, municipal services and more.

  • A community survey in July 2021 received 728 responses.
  • A public meeting in May 2022 led participants through interactive exercises, including architectural character preference and an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

Results of Public Meeting Exercise

Group 1 Typed sticky notes on SWOT board
Group 2 Typed sticky notes on SWOT board

Public Zoom Meeting Results - May 2022

Data Trends Report - 2021

About Comprehensive Plans

A comprehensive plan identifies the goals and strategies for growth and conservation in the community.

Pennsylvania's laws guide the basic content for comprehensive plans so that growth is encouraged in a coordinated manner.

A comprehensive plan differs from a zoning ordinance in that it is adopted as a resolution rather than as an ordinance or law. The comprehensive plan serves as a guide, whereas the zoning ordinance is a legal instrument that is used to implement regulations and provisions that are consistent with the principles of the adopted comprehensive plan.