Kelly Amos, Director of Community Development, 678-3018
Plans and Studies
2016 Update to the Three-Year Community Development Plan: Download
2016 Marina Master Site Plan: Download
2013 Public Parking Study: Download
2014-2018 Capital Improvement Plan - Part 1: Download
2014-2018 Capital Improvement Plan - Part 2: Download
The City's Bureau of Community Planning and Development is specified in the City Code at Section 5-20. General responsibilities are to perform those functions required for the desirable growth and development of the City, including but not limited to zoning, planning, urban renewal, housing, and redevelopment. The Department cooperates and works with various authorities, commissions and City related agencies, including administrative staff support for the following:
Additionally, Community Development works with local and regional organizations to create and improve the quality of life for the residents of the City. A working liaison has been established with private, public and semi-public agencies and organizations involved in such areas as regional planning, transportation, marketplace, industrial and economic development, recreation and leisure time, human relations and general community appearance.
The primary source of funding to support the City's Community Planning and Development Department is the Community Development Block Grant. The CDBG monies are federal funds administered under the direction of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. These funds are transferred to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a block grant. The Commonwealth, in turn, distributes the funds to local municipalities according to a formula established in 1982 by Act 179. This formula specifies that communities with a population of 10,000 receive a base grant of $300,000. The grant increases based upon the funds available and the population of each community.
For questions regarding Community Development, contact the Community Development Office at (814) 678-3017.