Planning Commission Meeting

Date: January 25, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Monday, January 25, 2016   

6:00 PM


  1. Call to Order


  1. Citizen Input


  1. Workforce Housing Ordinance

An Ordinance has been proposed for the Board of Supervisors consideration, amending §701, Traditional Town Development, Subsection 2, relationship to other Township requirements by adding Chapter 27, §215 and (2) establishing Section 215, Workforce Housing.  The intent of the Ordinance will provide a wide range of quality, affordable housing units for qualified buyers, ensure the continued affordability of established workforce housing by creating developer agreements, provide selected criteria and effectively enforce and administer provisions of the workforce housing program.  


Staff RecommendationStaff recommends the Planning Commission review, comment, and make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on the proposed Workforce Housing Ordinance.


  1. Proposed Zoning Amendment – Assisted Living Facilities at Turnberry “Crossings at State College”

The Turnberry TTD Master Plan has been previously granted General Master Plan Approval and, at this time, a healthcare firm, known as Smith/Packett, proposes to develop 4.78 acres for a new Assisted Living Facility, “Crossings at State College”, that will blend personal care with a dedicated memory care wing.  Currently, §27-701.4.A.(1)(d), Prohibited Uses, identifies Personal Care Homes as an expressly prohibited use.


Staff Recommendation:  Staff recommends the Planning Commission review, comment, and make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on the proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment to possibly allow Assisted Living Facilities in the Traditional Town Development (TTD) District.


  1. Managed Natural Landscapes Amendment to the Weed & Grass Ordinance

As a result of input from the Planning Commission at the January 11, 2016 meeting, staff has recommended four (4) options to consider for the Managed Natural Landscapes Amendment.


Staff Recommendation:  Staff recommends the Planning Commission review, comment, and make recommendation to the Board of Supervisors to adopt one of the aforementioned options.


  1. Planning Commission Starter Kit

Staff has compiled a “Starter Kit” for both core and alternate members that can assist your understanding of Planning Commissioner role and responsibilities as an active member.  Resources have been gathered from various sources on a variety of planning subject matter to both refresh existing members’ knowledge and enlighten newer members on envisioning the community’s future.  


  1. Planning Director Report


  1. Active Plans Update


  1. Centre Region Planning Commission Report


  1. Approval of Minutes January 7, 2016


  1. Adjournment