The Cumberland County Comprehensive Plan is a long-range policy document that establishes goals and objectives for the orderly development of the county. Comprehensive plans typically consider a wide variety of topics including land use, housing, economic development, public facilities, transportation and natural resource protection. A comprehensive plan is not a zoning ordinance that has legal authority. Rather, the comprehensive plan is a guidance document that establishes goals and objectives for a community to achieve. Other planning tools that have the force and effect of law, such as a zoning ordinance, are used to implement the goals and objectives found in the comprehensive plan.
Cumberland County Planning Commission sought your input on the future of the county. The draft plan addresses Natural and Cultural Resources, Economic Development, Housing, Community Facilities, Land Use, and Transportation. Cumberland County updates the goals and objectives laid out in the draft comprehensive plan. The feedback helps Cumberland County update its goals and objectives laid out in the draft comprehensive plan and how we conserve, grow, and connect in the future! The survey responses are shown below.
The Center for Land Use & Sustainability at Shippensburg University executed the Cumberland County Comprehensive Plan survey feedback and evaluated the responses. Dr. Dorlisa Minnick was the Project Lead and Ms. Antonia Price was the Project Coordinator. Funding for this project came from The Greater Harrisburg of REALTORS®. The survey was available from January 11 – April 30, 2017. There were 2,992 survey participants who completed the survey.
2017 Cumberland County Comprehensive Plan Feedback Data Summary