In 2021, South Fayette Township began the process of updating our Comprehensive Plan, in partnership with engineering and planning firm Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG).
Public input is being gathered through community events, individual interviews and steering committee meetings.
Residents, business leaders and taxpayers are invited to 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.
The 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.