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The Cranberry Plan
The Cranberry Plan is being updated!

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vision2.jpgOn April 2, 2009, Cranberry Township’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new comprehensive plan which was developed over a period of several years, extending to 2030. The Cranberry Plan, will guide the Township’s policies and legislative agenda throughout that period. Developed with extensive input from local residents as well as Township staff and outside consultants, the plan is comprehensive, detailed and flexible.

During the next 25 years, conditions in the community will change, due to unexpected economic, social and technological changes. In some instances, these factors may prove to be dramatically different from present conditions. Close monitoring and regular public updates will ensure that this plan remains a useful guide.

Vision: Building a Better Connected Place. The 1995 visioning process that launched The Cranberry Plan.  PDF Version | Flipbook Version

Cranberry Plan Wins Association’s Top Award

The Cranberry Plan was selected as the winner of the state’s 2009 Daniel Burnham Award.  The Burnham award, the most prestigious award of the American Planning Association’s Pennsylvania Chapter, was presented at the organization’s annual conference. Alexander Graziani, president of the Chapter, said “The PA Chapter Awards Committee believes your work exemplifies the best and brightest in Pennsylvania planning in 2009.”  


Executive Summary PDF

Please use our online form to share your thoughts or comments regarding The Cranberry Plan.

The links below open PDF files, chapter by chapter. A printed copy of the Cranberry Plan is available for public review, in the Township Administration Office as well as the Cranberry Public Library. 

Why Plan? History
The Goal is Sustainability Cranberry Today
Planning Process Planning Area

Chapter 1: Public Engagement
Vision for the Future CAP Task Force Recommendations
The Vision Elements Citizen Survey
Guiding the Future Stakeholder Meetings

Chapter 2: Background Information and Research
Existing Plans and Reports Sewer and Water
The Region Work Force
Intergovernmental Cooperation Transportation and Mobility
Population Trends Land Use
Economic Development Cultural Resources
Employment and Income Historic Resources
Housing Open Space and Natural Resources
Taxes Township Services
Education Market Assessment

Chapter 3: Growth Management Analysis
Growth Management Analysis Revenue and Expense Analysis by Land Use
Growth Scenarios Municipal Facilities Requirements
Interpreting the Scenarios Physical Infrastructure
Scenario Summaries Scenario D: No Growth
Impact Assessment Structuring Health Communities
Fiscal and Staffing Impacts Impact Assessment Summary
Fiscal and Staffing Observations  

Chapter 4: Growth Management Plan
Preferred Growth Scenario Civic Involvement and Communication
Future Land Use Map Parks and Recreation
Strategic Action Plan Natural Resources and Open Space
Citizen Advisory Panel Top Action Priorities Community Facilities
Action Strategies Regionalism
Transportation and Mobility Governance
Dutilh Road Corridor Master Plan Culture and Diversity
Future Road Connections Cranberry Town Center
Housing Sustainability
Land Use Planning with Flexibility
Economic Development and Redevelopment Successful Implementation
Focus on Development  

Appendices in the Cranberry Plan

A Measure of Progress
On March 24, 2010, the First Annual Cranberry Plan Update was shared with the Board of Supervisors and Community

Cranberry Plan Public Meetings and Open Hearing Presentations 
July 31, 2008
October 30, 2008
March 24, 2009