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Neighborhood Plan
 
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 plan combines recommendations of various Borough and Regional planning efforts with citizen-identified issues in order to suggest actionable strategies for our neighborhoods’ future.  

Plan Resources

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

Neighborhood Plan & Neighborhood Document Download Center
Neighborhood Plan Map Library
Document Resource Center
Planning Process 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 Location
May 17, 2012 Highlands SWOT View the video from this meeting
September 13, 2012 Highlands Focus Group View the video from this meeting
January 8, 2013 College Heights SWOT View the video from this meeting
January 10, 2013 Greentree SWOT View the video from this meeting
February 12, 2013 State College South & Tusseyview SWOT
View the video from this meeting
February 21, 2013 Holmes-FosterSWOT View the video from this meeting
March 12, 2013 Vallamont & Nittany Hills SWOT View the video from this meeting
March 14, 2013 Orchard Park SWOT View the video from this meeting
May 7, 2013 Neighborhoods South of the Parkway View the video from this meeting
May 14, 2013 Holmes Foster Focus Group View the video from this meeting
June 4, 2013 Highlands Focus Group View the video from this meeting
June 11, 2013 College Heights Focus Group View the video from this meeting
October 15, 2013 Neighborhood Planning Meeting Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S. Garner St.
October 29, 2013 Neighborhood Planning Meeting Our Lady of Victory, 820 Westerly Pkwy.
November 7, 2013 Neighborhood Planning Meeting Catholic Student Center, 133 E. Park Ave.
February 13, 2014 Neighborhood Plan Open House
(Rescheduled due to poor weather conditions)
7 p.m. at the State College Municipal Building
243 South Allen Street, Room 304
March 20, 2014 Neighborhood Plan Open House 7 p.m. at the State College Municipal Building
243 South Allen Street, Room 304

Additional Resources
Use the links that follow to download other important documents:

Notifications & Contact
Use 
E-Notify to receive updates, agendas and other announcements from State College Borough

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.