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The Key Issues

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Key issues are problems and opportunities that the Comprehensive Plan will address. These issues must be feasible and relevant to the community. Based on resident and stakeholder input, we identified the following key issues for Jefferson Hills: 

  • Future Development and Green Space

  • Growing Recreation Facilities and Programming 

  • Opening the Borough for Business

  • Borough Communications

  • Physical Infrastructure Systems 

Read more about the key issues and tell us what you think by filling out the comment form below!

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Future Development &
Green Space 

Draft Vision:

The Borough will balance continued land development with the preservation of green space, natural features, and land with high environmental value.

This issue could address: 

  • Future land use

  • Planning for the Mon-Fayette Expressway expansion

  • Subdivision and Land Development Ordinances (SALDO)

  • Conservation programs

  • Addressing unconventional drilling and fracking

What do you think? 

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Growing Recreational Facilities & Programming

Draft Vision:

The Borough will continue to provide exceptional recreation options for residents while maintaining careful fiscal stewardship, using well-targeted and creative ways to imrpove upon and expand facilities and programming to match the needs and preferences of a growing population.

This issue could address: 

  • Understanding recreation needs and desires

  • Identifying specific facility improvements

  • Exploring possibilities for expanded offerings at the Borough Building

  • Exploring partnerships with the school district and neighboring municipalities

  • Securing grant funding

  • Capitalizing on the Montour Trail 

What do you think? 

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Opening the Borough for Business

Draft Vision:

Jefferson Hills Borough will become well known as a great place to start or operate a business. Continued updates to ordinances and procedures will make the approvals process clear and simple, and the advantages of locating within the Borough will attract entrepreneurs and commercial investors to widen the variety of businesses that meet local needs.

This issue could address: 

  • Working with local business businesses to identify issues and opportunities to doing business

  • Streamlining business policies and procedures

  • Identifying sites and corridors for investments

  • Economic development and marketing

  • Securing grants 

  • Coordination with Pleasant Hills on addressing business development 

What do you think? 

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Borough Communications

Draft Vision:

Updates to create a more robust, multi-faceted Borough communications program will provide residents with clear and convenient ways to access pertinent information, which will enable greater shared understanding of local issues and broader, more meaningul participation in events and civic life.

This issue could address: 

  • Website updates

  • Consideration of a borough-specific publication

  • Engaging partners

  • Communication about business and investment opportunities

  • Communication with residents 

What do you think? 

Thanks for submitting!

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Physical Infrastructure Systems

The Borough will proactively plan and provide for infrastruture systems at a comprehensive level, recognizing the need to allocate limited resources for maximum impact in addressing costly and persistent problems.

This issue could address the following: 

  • Stormwater management

  • Addressing flooding and drainage issues

  • Landslide prevention and planning for future events

  • Road maintenance program

  • Coordination between utilities and various roadway owners 

What do you think? 

Thanks for submitting!

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