Board of Supervisors authorizes public hearing on newly revised Official Map

Date: June 9, 2017

At right, the Official Map of Ferguson Township, last amended in 2008.

Below — the newest version of Official Map of Ferguson Township, dated June 9, 2017, with an updated layout and map symbols.

The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors has authorized a public hearing on the newly revised version of the Official Map — minus the land around Whitehall Road Regional Park being designated for parkland acquisition. The public hearing will be held at the Board's Regular Meeting on July 3.

Ferguson Township’s Planning and Zoning Department staff had updated the map to reflect suggestions made during the public comment period workshops held in April, as well as the most recent data from the Centre Regional Bike Plan (2015), and an area where a new fire station could potentially be located.

As a result of the public outreach meetings, the staff had included an area around Whitehall Road Regional Park for parkland acquisition. Effective at the Board's meeting on Monday, June 5, that has been removed.

Originally created in 1990, the Official Map identifies priority areas for future growth — land where the Township may want to develop parks, streets, roads and natural area conservation. The updated map is in “draft” form until adopted by the Township Board of Supervisors.

A 45-day public comment period began on March 9 when review letters went out to the contiguous municipalities, regional planning agency, and the County Office of Planning and Community Development for their review and comment. The public comment period ended April 23

View Official Map dated June 9, 2017