About the Plan

An Intentional Future

Writing a Comprehensive Plan represents a community's opportunity to discover and fortify its defining core values. What type of place is Marshall Township? What is important about its landscape, its history and the people who have made it home? What is the best-case scenario for the Township's future, and what can we do now to make it a reality? The planning process will explore such questions with local elected and appointed officials, a variety of stakeholders and, most importantly, the public.

This Project

The Implementable Comprehensive Plan has two major phases that will play out over a total 18-month timeline. The first involves listening to the community. We will conduct outreach in a variety of ways to gather perspectives that will help define a set of key issues that are of primary importance to the community. After vetting these with officials and the public, in phase two we drill down for solutions, identifying preferred future scenarios and developing precise, realistic action plans to address key issues. The result will be a highly detailed set of strategies that will be of immediate use to staff, community leaders and partners who can help make the plan's vision come alive.

Who's Involved?

Township Supervisors have appointed a group of volunteers to direct the planning process, consisting of local leaders, residents and business owners representing a variety of perspectives. Notes from the group's meetings are available for review here.

Members include:

Tom Madigan, Chairman, Board of Supervisors

Bob Edwards, Board of Supervisors

Chris Randall, Planning Commission

Pat Esquino, Planning Commission

Paul Kaufman, Planning Commission

Roger Sechler, North Allegheny School District

Betty Bender

Francois Bitz

Guy Caruso

Jeffrey Davison

Pashek+MTR, a Pittsburgh landscape architecture and community planning studio that pioneered the Implementable Comprehensive Plan model, is facilitating the plan with assistance from TranSystems.

Hugh Hachmeister

Srivinas Kondoju

Heather Laurent

Marybeth Mahoney

David Miller

Dhruv Raina

John M. Skender, Jr.

Lisa Upton

Tom Weir

Our Approach

The video below, created by former PA DCED planner Denny Puko for the Local Government Academy, explains what is different about the Implementable Comprehensive Plan.