This article is about Bridgeville’s comprehensive plan. If you already know what a comprehensive plan is, you can skip to the third paragraph.
But you’re a normal human being being with a job, family, or even some really cool pets, you might have no idea what a comprehensive plan is (and honestly, good for you). But just so that you can follow along, Pennsylvania law requires municipalities like Bridgeville to maintain a document that maps out the future of the borough in terms housing, business districts, transportation, utilities, and many other areas of community development. This roadmap for the future is called a comprehensive plan.
Bridgeville is getting ready to update its comprehensive plan for the first time in more than 15 years. Earlier this month, council voted 6-0 to hire Mackin Engineers and Consultants to assist with the project.
Creating the new plan will take about 18 months and cost roughly $75,000, half of which will be covered by a state grant, according to borough manager Joe Kauer.
“[This initiative] will involve a great deal of public input and involvement to hear the community’s concerns and desires to shape the future of Bridgeville,” he said.
Starting in the spring, the borough will launch a series of public meetings and surveys to better learn about residents’ hopes and concerns in areas like traffic, trails, pedestrian safety, parking, land use, housing, natural resources, historic resources, and community facilities.
You can check out Bridgeville’s current comprehensive plan, also prepared by Mackin Engineers, here.