Work is under way to come up with a new comprehensive plan for Peters Township and the consultant team, LSL Planning, Inc., has just released its "Snapshot Report."
The report provides an overview of the township as it is today, how it has changed the past ten years and how it compares to other communities and regions.
The report listed many positive attributes about the township:
Its school system is excellent; recreational opportunities abound; taxes are relatively modest; township government is proactive; and the quality of life is considered to be very good. In addition, the community has weathered the economic storm of the last few years considerably better than much of the rest of the country. As a result, growth and development have continued. New businesses are locating along the busy Route 19 corridor and housing starts are increasing.
Despite all the positive qualities, however, there are needs and challenges. Some of the main issues, according to the report, are traffic congestion, lack of a diverse economic base and lack of housing options for empty-nesters. Residents are also unhappy with the congestion of stores on Route 19.
In the upcoming weeks, the consulting team will release a "Market Analysis Report."
The two reports will inform and educate the public, staff and elected officials about the existing conditions within the community and the future potential for land use, development and investment.
Click here for a link to the full "Snapshot Report."