N. Huntingdon officials explore ways to market their township
North Huntingdon Township commissioners and planning commissioners are seeking ways to better market their town to commercial developers.
Both groups met on Thursday night prior to the township commissioner's workshop/special meeting to discuss concerns about the zoning ordinance, comprehensive plan and planning policies and priorities.
“I'd like to see the inventory and getting a website or some type of thing put together so we can start marketing parcels that we think would be right for development,” said planning commission president William Chapman. “I think every site along Route 30 should be looked at, plotted out and listed in case somebody comes to us and says, ‘I'd like to develop something.' We'd have a site that's right for that. It's a start.”
“I think we should be more responsive to the citizens and what they want and try to get (businesses) in here,” board of commissioners president Lee Moffatt said. “I think we need to be more proactive and go out and solicit people to come in here. ... You got to go to these conventions or trade fairs and say, ‘We're here. We want businesses here. We're business friendly.'
“It's really preliminary at this point. I'm all for it. We need to get more focuses in on it.”
Moffatt said he would like to see the assistant township manager be named a point person for commercial developers.
“You have a question about commercial development? He's your man,” Moffatt said. “You want to come in here? He'll tell you every piece of available property. He'll tell you what the taxes are, what ordinances you got to meet.”
This was the second joint meeting between the two boards in as many months.
Planning commissioner Tom Kerber said communication regarding the future of the township has greatly improved as a result of the gatherings.
Township commissioners reviewed three proposed lot line revisions at their workshop meeting. Each plan was recommended for approval by planning commissioners at their March 4 meeting.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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