Hampden Township Comprehensive Plan Update


Project Background:

Hampden Township has retained the services of land use consultant Simone Collins in order to update the current Township Comprehensive Plan. Community members are encouraged to attend a series of public meetings to provide their input on existing conditions, goals, objectives and plan recommendations. The comprehensive plan is intended to represent community-wide values and is used as a basis for determining future land use that will allow the township to proactively plan for new development. The Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code recommends that municipalities update their comprehensive plan every 10 years to include, at minimum, the following elements:

  • A Statement of objectives concerning future development;
  • A plan for land use;
  • A plan to meet housing needs;
  • A plan for the movement of people and goods;
  • A plan for community facilities and utilities;
  • A statement of the interrelationships among the various plan components;
  • Discussion of short- and long-term planning implementation strategies;
  • Compatibility with adjacent municipalities;
  • A plan for protection of historic resources, natural resources and prime agricultural land;
  • A plan for energy conservation; and,
  • Other issues of significant importance to the community.

Project Schedule*:

05/05/14 Kick Off Meeting with Board of Commissioners – 7:30 PM
06/12/14 Planning Commission Committee Meeting – Existing Conditions / Goals / Objectives / Review of DRAFT Recommendations
06/25/14 Public Meeting #1 – Existing Conditions / Goals / Objectives / Review of DRAFT Recommendations
09/11/14 Planning Commission Committee Meeting – Revisions to DRAFT Recommendations
09/23/14 Public Meeting #2 – Present DRAFT Recommendations and Implementation Strategies
10/21/14 Public Meeting #3 – DRAFT Comprehensive Plan Presentation
10/21/14 – 11/21/14 30-Day DRAFT Comprehensive Plan Review Period
12/09/14 Public Meeting #4 – Final Comprehensive Plan Presentation

2/12/15 – 7:30 p.m. – Planning Commission reviews final draft of Comprehensive Plan
3/12/15 – 7:30 p.m. – Planning Commission is able to recommend approval of Comprehensive Plan
4/2/15 – 7:30 p.m. – Board of Commissioners schedules a public hearing of the Comprehensive Plan
5/28/15 – 7:30 p.m. – Board of Commissioners conducts a public hearing at which they may choose to adopt the Comprehensive Plan
5/28/15 – Board of Commissioners adopted the Comprehensive Plan.  (Click here for Adopted Plan)

* Unless otherwise noted, all meetings to be held at 6:00 PM in Room 202 of the Hampden Township municipal building, 230 South Sporting Hill Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Contact Information:
David Blechertas, Assistant Manager, Hampden Township, Phone: 761-0119

Document Downloads:
Study/Analysis Maps: (Potential Development Parcels)
Planning Commission committee meeting agendas and minutes: (Committee Meeting 1)
Public meeting presentations: (Public Meeting 4 Presentation)
Public meeting agendas and minutes: (Public Meeting 1) (Public Meeting 2) (Public Meeting 3) (Public Meeting 4)