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Posted on: September 2, 2016

Updates to the PRD zoning ordinance

A project begun last fall to simplify some of the more arcane provisions of the Township’s Planned Residential Development code has grown into a nearly complete rewrite of Cranberry’s PRD zoning ordinance. At a public hearing at its meeting on August 25, the Township’s Board of Supervisors voted to adopt to the ordinance amendments, which would apply to future residential development in the Township. The amendment imposes stricter requirements on developers seeking a change in their density. Among the changes is a clearer way of calculating how many dwelling units a PRD could accommodate, a requirement to connect some of a neighborhood’s cul de sacs with walking trails, alternatives to street-facing garage doors, incorporating an outdoor community meeting area into PRD plans, more efficient review of plans with 50 or fewer units, and updating various neighborhood commercial site requirements which were last revised in 1995. For more information contact Ron Henshaw, Director, Planning & Development.

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