Bridgeville, PA: At the December meeting of Borough Council, President of Council William Henderson announced that the Borough has received a $37,500 grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that will pay for half of the costs associated to update the community’s Comprehensive Plan.
Also, by unanimous vote at this meeting, after a thorough vetting of proposals from six firms and upon the recommendation of the Bridgeville Planning Commission, Mackin Engineers and Consultants were retained to undertake this project.
The Bridgeville Comprehensive Plan Project is intended to create a fifteen-year plan for the Borough of Bridgeville, creating an update to the Borough’s 2005 Comprehensive Plan Update. The current plan can be viewed at: http://elibrary.pacounties.org/Documents/Allegheny_County/51;%20Bridgeville%20Borough/Bridgeville%20Comprehensive%20Plan.pdf
This planning project is estimated to cost $74,842, take 18 months to complete and will involve a great deal of public input and involvement to hear the community’s concerns and desires to shape the future of Bridgeville. The first of a series of public meetings and surveys will be in early spring 2022. Leading up to this project after review of the 2005 Comprehensive Plan by the Planning Commission, analysis has shown various strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that currently exist in multiple Bridgeville matters such as: Transportation / Traffic, Trail Connectivity / Pedestrian Safety, Parking in the Commercial Districts, Land Use, Housing, Natural and Historic Resources, Community Facilities and Utilities.
Comprehensive planning is a process that determines community goals and aspirations in terms of community development. The comprehensive plan expresses and regulates public policies on transportation, utilities, land use, recreation, and housing.