• Petitioned State College Borough Council and Mayor Goreham

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State College Borough Council and Mayor Goreham

State College Borough Council: Postpone Vote on High-Rise Buildings

    1. Petition by

      S Barsom

      State College, PA

We the undersigned are opposed to passage of the current version of the Downtown Master Plan for the Borough of State College. 


We object specifically to:

--zoning that permits14-story buildings for Downtown and 7-story buildings for the West End,

--the incorporation of the West End, historically part of the Holmes-Foster Neighborhood, into the Downtown Master Plan, and

--the lack of comprehensive impact assessments of the proposed changes.


We are concerned that these objections, raised in previous public meetings, have been overlooked in the planning process.  


We are also opposed to current proposed changes that relax the requirements for developers who wish to build high-rise “Signature Development” buildings. 


We request that Borough officials: 

--postpone the vote on this version of the Downtown Master Plan and on changes to other high-rise building requirements, 

--give the public more time to respond to the current Master Plan draft, released this summer, 

--conduct impact studies of the proposed increases in population density, and 

--actively seek more public input on these and other elements of the plan that they know to be controversial. 

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    Reasons for signing

    • Patrick North BELLEFONTE, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      We are fighting the same developer in Bellefonte- PDG is trying to demolish several historic buildings in our downtown and is running roughshod over our zoning regulations in the process. Would someone from the group behind this petition please contact me? We may be able to help one another. patrickneilnorthATgmail.com

      Good luck!

    • Stephen Sinsley STATE COLLEGE, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because I live in the impacted area

    • Pete Kwiatek BELLEFONTE, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      State College boro has for too long ignored it's long term residents.

    • Anniie Harris STATE COLLEGE, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      I live in State College

    • travis shoemaker MAPLETON, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      my names travis i also support this meaning opposing the high rise buildings till they look more into this and also get the publics input don,t build big buildings


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