Planning Commission Meeting

Date: March 28, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3147 Research Drive
State College, PA 16801



Monday, March 28, 2016   

6:00 PM


Call to Order

Citizen Input

Removal of Child Daycare /Preschool from Prohibited Uses in the Terraced Streetscape District

On February 17, 2016, Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Rachel Johnson filed a Zoning Ordinance Amendment Application for the Board of Supervisors to consider removing Child Daycare and Preschools from the list of Prohibited Uses in the Terraced Streetscape District under §27-703.2.F. Prohibited Uses, (6) Child daycare/Preschool. Staff has developed a draft ordinance amendment for the Planning Commission’s consideration that allows Child Daycare/Preschools as a Conditional Use in the TS District and follows criteria set forth from Ordinance #973.  In addition, the draft ordinance amendment now includes a definition for Preschool use as well.

Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission review, comment and make recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on the Draft Zoning Amendment.

Zoning & Subdivision  and Land Development Revisions – Consultant RFP Evaluations

In early February, staff posted a Request for Proposals for Professional Planning Services on the American Planning Association – Pennsylvania Chapter website.  A deadline for proposals was scheduled for Friday, March 4th and two consultants submitted proposals to assist Ferguson Township revise and update both planning documents.  We have now established an evaluation survey for Planning Commission members, Zoning Hearing Board members and the Board of Supervisors to assist in the selection of the most qualified planning consultant.

Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends that Planning Commission members review the two Planning Consultant Proposals and respond to the Survey link by April 6, 2016.

Thistlewood Lot #9 Land Development

Mark & Cynthia Scanlon applied for and received variances for development of Lot #9 in the Thistlewood Subdivision.  The Scanlon’s propose a new single family residence on the 1.538 acres with a stream crossing access off of Treetops Drive.  Lot #9 is a pre-existing lot, however, new development on various individual lots in the Thistlewood Subdivision require land development approval from the Board of Supervisors.

Staff Recommendation: This Plan is being submitted to the Planning Commission for initial review and comment; no recommendation is needed.

Planning Director Report

Active Plans Update

Centre Region Planning Commission Report

Approval of Minutes March 14, 2016