Reimagining Our Westmoreland

Reimagining Our Westmoreland will create a blueprint for our future – a new comprehensive plan that will help the County become more livable and prosperous!

Priority Issues Workshop

Residents are welcome and encouraged to attend a Priority Issues Workshop to provide input for the Comprehensive Plan. The purpose of this workshop is to identify possible goals and actions that address the primary issues in Westmoreland County that arose during the first phase of the planning process, including: Population Growth & Retention, Transportation, Business Retention & Attraction, Main Streets & Neighborhoods, Shared Services & Regional Decision Making, Livability/Quality of Life, and Land Use Regulations & Development. The workshop will also identify metrics that can be used to measure the County’s progress in meeting these goals.

When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – 6:00p-8:00p
Where: Westmoreland County Community College, Science Hall – 145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood


Outreach Results

Having completed the first round of outreach and community engagement, we would like say THANK YOU to everyone that shared their time and ideas at a community workshop, business workshop, focus group, online survey, or sMap. Your input is vital to the planning process and will be utilized in the development of recommendations for Reimagining Our Westmoreland.

Participants attended 32 community workshops, 21 interviews, and four focus groups. They also completed more than 3,000 online surveys and created 30 sMap maps. See the infographic below for more details about the extensive community outreach process thus far in Westmoreland County.

Voices of Westmoreland

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

Reimagining Our Westmoreland will serve as the County’s official guide for land use and development over the next 10-20 years. It will be Westmoreland’s “road map,” detailing a long-term vision and policy agenda for important quality of life issues like land use, housing, parks, infrastructure, transportation, and more. Ultimately, the Plan will answer: “what should Westmoreland County look like in 10-20 years and how do we get there?”

Why are we updating the Comprehensive Plan?

The County has been experiencing a declining population, rapidly increasing median age, and relative lack of diversity. Reimagining Our Westmoreland will establish priorities, projects, investments, and recommendations that can reverse these trends and make it a more competitive place to live, work, invest, and visit.

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