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.
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.
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.
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
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.
John M. Skender, Jr.
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.