Terraced Streetscape District Rewrite

The Terraced Streetscape District (TSD) is a mixed-use corridor along West College Avenue (State Route 26) from the boundary of State College Borough (Buckhout Street) to the intersection of Blue Course Drive. This district provides for a mix of commercial and residential uses meant to be promoted at a pedestrian scale.

While the rest of the Township experienced significant development over the last decade, the TSD has not developed as envisioned. Several obstacles presented themselves to the development of the district, including, but not limited to pedestrian connectivity, traffic, and market demand challenges with property owners.

Mackin Engineers & Consultants, along with Ferguson Township, will engage in this rewrite and plan for a series of public meetings for citizen input. Ferguson Township will inform residents of these future meetings for public engagement on this project. The Township, working with Mackin, developed a 5-task approach for how the process would unfold:

  • Task 1: Initial Review, analysis and project introduction
  • Task 2: Public Process
  • Task 3: Drafting the Code
  • Task 4: Refining the Code
  • Task 5: Approval Process

For more information on this project, please contact:

Township Contact:
Liza Ruhf
Planning & Zoning Administrative Assistant
Ferguson Township

Consulting Contact:
Brandi Rosselli, AICP
Project Consultant
Mackin Engineering

A timeline of previous meetings and updates regarding the TSD Rewrite:

  • At the Regular Meeting on April 16, 2024, the Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to repeal the Code of Ordinances Chapter 17, Zoning, Section 304 Terraced Streetscape (TS) District, replacing it with Chapter 27, Zoning, Section 304 West College Neighborhood District.

    The Board also voted unanimously to repeal and replace Chapter 22, Subdivision and Land Development, Part 5A Design Standards for Development in the Terraced Streetscape District, to amend Section 512 Sidewalks, and to amend Chapter 27, Zoning, Section 201 Establishment and Purposes of Zoning Districts, Section 401 Corridor Overlay District Requirements, Section 723 Mobile Retail Food Facilities, and Setion 1102 Definitions.

  • View the August 14, 2023 Joint Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission to continue discussion of the Terraced Streetscape District.
  • View the June 14, 2023 TSD Discussion held during the joint worksession of the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission.
  • View the March 15, 2023 recording of the 2nd Terraced Streetscape District Rewrite public input meeting. You will need to enter the following password to access the recording:  X0M*y7G8
    You can also review the information covered at the meeting in the attachment at the bottom of the page.
  • View the information covered in the January 17, 2023 TSD update which was presented to the Board of Supervisors.
  • Ferguson Township hosted a Design Charette for Authorities, Boards and Commissions of Ferguson Township on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.
  • Watch the August 31, 2022 presentation from the 2st TSD public input meeting. You will need to input the following passcode to view the footage: 2022TSDRewrite! Please see the attachments at the bottom of the page to review the feedback summaries from the August 31, 2022 Virtual and In-Person Meetings.