Neighborhood Plan

Neighborhood Plan Update

April 21, 2016

A Plan for Neighborhood Sustainability in the Borough
Throughout 2013, the State College Borough Planning Commission worked with neighborhood residents and planning staff to prepare a Plan for the Borough’s Neighborhoods. The Commission’s goal was to prepare a plan that considers both the individual needs and characteristics of each neighborhood, while also considering the neighborhoods’ commonalities and relationships to one another.

The Plan was adopted by Borough Council on July 21, 2014. The Planning Commission is now working to develop an Implementation Program, e a comprehensive source of information on activities that are taking place to achieve the Plan's goals. Check out the draft Program here.

Plan Resources
Use these links to find the Adopted State College Neighborhood Plan, maps, case studies, and other helpful resources.

Planning Meetings

The Commission held meetings with each neighborhood during 2013 to evaluate neighborhoods’ strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and future planning priorities. The Commission then followed up on this information in a series of focus group meetings to get residents' ideas. Use the links in this chart to see agendas, resources and recordings from these meetings.

Date Neighborhood
May 17, 2012 Highlands SWOT
September 13, 2012 Highlands Focus Group
January 8, 2013 College Heights SWOT
January 10, 2013 Greentree SWOT
February 12, 2013 State College South & Tusseyview SWOT
February 21, 2013 Holmes-FosterSWOT
March 12, 2013 Vallamont & Nittany Hills SWOT
March 14, 2013 Orchard Park SWOT
May 7, 2013 Neighborhoods South of the Parkway
May 14, 2013 Holmes Foster Focus Group
June 4, 2013 Highlands Focus Group
June 11, 2013 College Heights Focus Group
October 15, 2013 Neighborhood Planning Meeting
October 29, 2013 Neighborhood Planning Meeting
November 7, 2013 Neighborhood Planning Meeting
February 13, 2014 Neighborhood Plan Open House
(Rescheduled due to poor weather conditions)
March 20, 2014 Neighborhood Plan Open House

Additional Resources
Use the links that follow to download other important documents:
Contact Information
For more information, contact the Planning Department by phone at 814-234-7109 or by email at

Preparation of the neighborhood plans was a Planning Commission activity. The Planning Commission's goal was to have broad-based input from residents. The Planning Commission and staff worked with the neighborhood associations to communicate with residents about planning activities, but the planning process was not a neighborhood association activity.

If you would like more information about neighborhood association activities, or if you are unsure what neighborhood you live in, please visit the Neighborhood Associations page.

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