FERGUSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION
Monday, June 26, 2017
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. CITIZEN INPUT
III. STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH WATER AUTHORITY (SCBWA) PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENT
On May 25, 2017, the State College Borough Water Authority (SCBWA) submitted an application
proposing changes to both Chapter 26 (Stormwater Management) and Chapter 27 (Zoning). The SCBWA has
an interest in constructing a new Water Treatment Facility on tax parcel 24-003-007F in Ferguson
Township and our current regulations do not allow for the use. A variance was requested and the
Zoning Hearing Board denied the it on March 28. The SCBWA has decided to take a different route
since the variance was denied and is now requesting an ordinance change to allow the Water
Treatment Facility in the RA Zoning District. This is an opportunity for the Planning Commission to
take time and review the amendment while staff prepares a thorough analysis and response to the
proposed ordinance change.
Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission take time to review and comment on the proposed
ordinance change and be prepared to discuss in detail at a meeting in July.
IV. PROPOSED TRADITIONAL TOWN DEVELOPMENT (TTD) ORDINANCE AMENDMENT
On March 16, 2017, Charles M. Suhr, on behalf of Residential Housing Development LLC. submitted an
application proposing changes to the Traditional Town Development (TTD) section of the Zoning
Ordinance. On Thursday, June 22, 2017, an updated letter and amended application was submitted.
Staff had the opportunity to meet with Derek Anderson and Michael Pratt and discussed, in detail,
each proposed amendment. Early in June, Planning & Zoning staff sent the Planning Commission
members a packet of information regarding Pine Hall and the events leading up to this point. At
this time, staff feels the amendment is acceptable to move forward to the Board of Supervisors so
the project can move forward. Land Design, Inc. will be present to make a presentation, describing
the proposed amendments. Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission review, in detail, the proposed text amendment and
staff comments, discuss, then recommend the Board of Supervisors, approve the text amendment as is
or with conditions the Planning Commission feel are necessary.
V. CONDITIONAL USE APPLICATION – PRIVATE SKATE PARK IN THE TERRACED STREETSCAPE DISTRICT (TSD)
On June 2, 2017, Planning & Zoning Staff received a Conditional Use Application Request from Benjamin Wentz, Jake Johnson and Frank Singley for Tax Parcel 24-002A-124, within the Terrance Streetscape District (TSD). The applicants are requesting the allowance of a private skate park
area utilizing an existing foundation at the abandoned Sheesely Concrete Plant.
Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission review and discuss the proposed use and any conditions they may want to attach as part of the Conditional Use.
VI. ACTIVE PLANS UPDATE
VII. CENTRE REGION PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
VIII. SOURCEWATER PROTECTION WORK GROUP UPDATE
IX. ZONING/SALDO STEERING COMMITTEE UPDATE
X. APPROVAL OF THE REGULAR MEETING MINUTES – JUNE 12, 2017
June 26, 2017 PC Meeting Agenda
June 26, 2017 PC Meeting Compiled Agenda
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