In 2021, South Fayette Township began the process of updating our Comprehensive Plan, in partnership with engineering and planning firm Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG).
A public survey in July 2021 received 728 responses. Other public input is being gathered from booths at community events and through individual stakeholder interviews. The public will have additional opportunities to share opinions and feedback.
The Comprehensive Plan identifies the goals and strategies for growth and conservation in the community.
Pennsylvania's laws guide the basic content for comprehensive plans so that growth is encouraged in a coordinated manner.
A comprehensive plan differs from a zoning ordinance in that it is adopted as a resolution rather than as an ordinance or law. The comprehensive plan serves as a guide, whereas the zoning ordinance is a legal instrument that is used to implement regulations and provisions that are consistent with the principles of the adopted comprehensive plan.