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Griffin & Associates Presentation May 14, 2014
Altoona City Planning Commission
City of Altoona, Pennsylvania
James Dixon
4032 Ridge Avenue
Altoona, PA  16602
942-5235 (R) 
Blair Co. Planning Commission Rep.
Term Expiration:December 31, 2012
January 2016
Reso. # 0023-12 
Dwight Knouse
3724 Walnut Avenue
Altoona, PA  16601
944-8450 (R)
946-0451 (O)
 January 2017
Reso. # 0017-13
Bob Gutshall, Chairman
112 E. Wopsononock Avenue
Altoona, PA  16601
941-9964 (R)
Blair Co. Planning Commission Rep.
Term Expiration:December 31, 2013
 January 2019
Reso. # 0018-15
Sam Frye
1430 22nd Avenue
Altoona, PA  16601
414-9421 (R)
949-2912 (O)
 January 2016
Reso. # 0024-12
Jennifer Mikolajczyk
32 Mansion Boulevard
Altoona, PA  16602
944-4109 (R)
 January 2019
Reso. # 0019-15
Barbara Wiens-Tuers
526 1st Avenue
Altoona, PA  16602
941-2838 (R)
949-5773 (O)
 January 2017
Reso. # 0018-13
Randy Isenberg
1818 N. 8th Avenue
Altoona, PA  16601
944-8880 (R)
Blair Co. Planning Commission Rep.
Term Expiration:December 31, 2014
 January 2019
Reso. # 0020-15




The Altoona City Planning Commission has a seven (7) member Board appointed by the Mayor with a confirmation vote of City Council. Terms last four (4) years.  *Residency requirement.


The PA Municipalities Planning Code establishes the basic authority for the exercise of municipal land use controls in Pennsylvania.  It enables municipalities to plan for community development through preparation of a comprehensive development plan and to govern such development through zoning (with or without planned residential development provisions), subdivision and land development, and official map ordinances.  The Code provides for the establishment of planning commissions, planning departments, planning committees and zoning hearing boards and authorizes those bodies to charge fees, make inspections and hold public hearings.  The Code provides for appropriations, appeals and penalties for violations, and for the posting of performance guarantees to ensure compliance.




Lee Slusser, AICP,  Director

Marilyn A. Morgan, AICP, Planner II

Nick F. Ardizzone, Business Advocate

Robin M. Emswiler, GISP, GIS Technician


City of Altoona - Department of Planning & Community Development 949-2470




Held the first Tuesday of each month at 3:00 P.M.. Altoona City Hall 4th Floor Conference Room, 1301 12th Street, Altoona, PA.