Borough of State College News Release


September 13, 2017

Heritage State College Project Hosts Engagement and Education Sessions


The Borough of State College is embarking on a community-focused education and planning process to consider how two of its most heritage-rich neighborhoods, the Holmes Foster-Highlands and College Heights Historic Districts, could be preserved for future generations. There will be a joint Borough Council and Design and Historical Review Board (DHRB) Study Session today, Wednesday, September 13, and a Community Workshop, tomorrow, Thursday, September 14, open to the public who are interested in getting involved in the Heritage State College Project.


Winter & Company, a planning and urban design firm based in Boulder, Colorado


The Heritage State College Project and the development of a HARB is a three-phase process. This education and engagement study session is part of Phase 1 of the project. Phase 1 will determine the next steps in the process. The Borough’s consultant, Winter & Company, will moderate these sessions. All feedback from these sessions will be recorded and considered by Borough Staff and Council before moving to Phases 2 and 3. Learn more about this project at

Who Should Attend: This meeting is open to the public.


  • Borough Council/DHRB Study Session: September 13, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Community Workshop: September 14, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


State College Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 243 South Allen Street, State College, PA 16801

If you would like more information about this topic please contact Douglas Shontz by phone at 814-278-4723 or by e-mail at

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