Comprehensive Plan

Adoption of the Plan

The Planning Commission presented a new Comprehensive Plan on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, to the Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors elected to adopt the Plan as presented by the Planning Commission, Township Staff and Charlie Schmehl of Urban Research and Development Corporation (URDC).

Plan Recommendations

The plan recommends Township policies to manage growth and development for the next 15 years. The Plan also includes recommendations for changes to the Township's development regulations. In addition to land use and housing matters, the Plan will address:

  • Community
  • Facilities and services
  • Implementation
  • Natural features
  • Transportation


On the 4th Tuesday of each month, beginning at 6 pm at the Municipal Center, the Planning Commission held public meetings to develop the Comprehensive Plan. URDC has been retained to assist in the preparation of the Plan. The Consultant and the Commission did the following:

  • Coordinate township efforts with the Dauphin County Comprehensive Plan
  • Collect background information on existing conditions and make projections through to 2025
  • Recommend goals, objectives, and policies regarding future land use, including strategies for growth and development
  • Establish an implementation schedule
  • Review and recommend specific actions for the treatment of Route 22 and Linglestown Road corridors
  • Inventory, analyze, and make recommendations regarding redevelopment opportunities for underutilized commercial properties
  • Identify ways to improve recreational opportunities and municipal parks
  • Identify methods to improve access to the regional transportation network
  • Review traffic surveys and studies, and recommend improvements and alterations to transportation facilities