About the Plan
An Intentional Future
What type of place is the Steel Valley? What is important about its landscape, its history and the people who have made it home? What is the best-case scenario for the future of its communities, and what can we do now to make it a reality? The planning process will explore such questions with local elected and appointed officials, a variety of stakeholders and, most importantly, the public.
The Implementable Comprehensive Plan has two major phases that will play out over a total 18-month timeline. The first involves listening to the community. We will conduct outreach in a variety of ways to gather perspectives that will help define a set of key issues that are of primary importance to residents, property owners and other stakeholders. After vetting these with officials and the public, in phase two we drill down for solutions, identifying preferred future scenarios and developing precise, realistic action plans to address key issues. The result will be a highly detailed set of strategies that will be of immediate use to staff, community leaders and partners who can help make the plan's vision come alive.
Each community has appointed a set of volunteers to direct the planning process, consisting of staff, appointed officials and other local leaders. This group will direct public and stakeholder outreach, ensuring that a variety of local perspectives are reflected throughout the process. If you would like to make sure you are included, please contact us!
Pashek+MTR, a Pittsburgh landscape architecture and community planning studio that pioneered the Implementable Comprehensive Plan model, is facilitating the plan with assistance from French Engineering.