The Township’s Transportation Impact fee program – which Cranberry pioneered in Pennsylvania in 1991 and which was last revised in 2001 – is undergoing a new re-assessment. The fees, which are paid by commercial developers according to a formula which gauges their project’s impact on local traffic, are used to improve both state and local roads throughout the Township to better accommodate higher levels of traffic. The list of improvement projects, in turn, is driven by assumptions about future land development and its effects on traffic volume. At the Board’s December 16 meeting, a report about future land uses, derived from the comprehensive plan adopted in 2009, was adopted as the official basis for developing the improvement list and fee schedule. Step Two will be a roadway sufficiency analysis. Step Three will be to develop a new list of capital improvement projects. An updated impact fee program is expected to be ready for the Board’s consideration by the middle of 2011.
For more information, contact Cranberry Township Chief Strategic Planning Officer John Trant, Jr.