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Preparing the Neighborhood Plan

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

Use this link to download
the Draft State College Neighborhood Plan or individual sections of the Plan for each neighborhood. 


Planning Process- Draft Review

The Planning Commission has spent the year meeting with residents to learn about neighborhoods' strengths and opportunities and residents' ideas for addressing them. A series of recommendations for the neighborhood plan have now been prepared and the Planning Commission has begun reviewing a complete draft of the Neighborhood Plan. It is anticipated that in April 2014 the Commission will complete this review and forward the Plan to Borough Council for review.


Share your feedback

Any residents that would like to submit feedback on the draft Plan should use the Borough's Engage State College site to share feedback on this and other topics. 

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.