Comprehensive Plan

Comprenensive planning is a process through which a community evaluates and develops policies (for growth and development. The comprehensive plan is multi-faceted, including information about existing and future land use, natural and cultural features, transportation needs, and the provision of required facilities and services. Lower Paxton Township's plan is designed to acquaint the reader with our community, while identifying actions necessary to promote sustainable development and maintain our high quality of life.

To address community planning needs the Board of Supervisors, in conjunction with the Planning Commission, adopted and maintains a Comprehensive Plan. This plan and its amendments have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. The current edition of this plan was adopted in 2003, and has served as the framework for updates to zoning, subdivision and land development, and other regulations and policies.

Table of Contents

Given its size, the Comprehensive Plan has been divided into chapters in PDF format to insure cross-Rlatform consistency. To view or print the following sections of the plan you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader®. Please note that file sizes are large and can take some time to download on a dial-up connection. The entire Comprehensive Plan may be purchased on a CD at the Lower Paxton Township Municipal Center for a nominal reproduction fee.

Frequently Called Numbers

Main Switchboard
717-657-5600
Police Administration
717-657-5656
Public Works Department
717-657-5615
Sewer Department
717-657-5617
Parks and Recreation
717-657-5635
Supervisor's Voice-Mail
717-724-8327

Office Hours

Municipal Center (Administration, Community Development, & Sewer)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Police Department Records Office
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Public Works Department
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sanitary Sewer Operations
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friendship Center and the Parks and Recreation Department
Monday to Thursday -  5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday - 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday - 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday - 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.