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City of Altoona, Pennsylvania

 

POSITIVELY ALTOONA, THE CITY OF ALTOONA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

 

 

From 2011 to 2013, the Altoona City Planning Commission prepared this comprehensive plan with the help of their consultant, Environmental Planning and Design of Pittsburgh. The non-binding vision, goals and objectives of the plan are based on the opinions expressed by City residents and business owners during an extensive public outreach campaign. This campaign included two separate surveys of nearly 650 City residents, surveys of Penn State Altoona's faculty and students, five neighborhood meetings, two planning charettes and a dozen focus groups involving the City's business community, developers, builders, educators, faith communities, social clubs, authorities and commissions. Thus, the vision, goals and objectives of this plan reflect the will and priorities of the City's residents, business owners and stakeholders. They are also built on an extensive analysis of socioeconomic data and projections. 

This plan, Positively Altoona, was adopted by Altoona City Council on May 22, 2013. On October 22, 2013, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association awarded Positively Altoona the Daniel Burnham Award for the top comprehensive plan produced in the Commonwealth in 2013

Left to Right: James Dixon, Altoona City Planning Commission; Bob Gutshall, Chair of Altoona City Planning Commission; Brian O'Leary, President of PA Chapter of American Planning Association; Lee Slusser, Director of Planning, City of Altoona; and Mayor William Schirf, City of Altoona. 

 

POSITIVELY ALTOONA, THE CITY OF ALTOONA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN