Planning & Development Services

Our main purpose is to facilitate and manage sustainable development in Cranberry Township that meets the needs of individual property owners and the Township as a whole within the parameters of the comprehensive plan. This is to be accomplished through dynamic land use regulations, thorough inspections, community involvement, and excellent internal and external communication. The Department strives to enhance the physical environment and improve the quality of life for all residents, commercial enterprises, and visitors.

Building & Zoning Codes The purpose of requiring a building or zoning permit is to verify code compliance in construction through the use of established code standards that exist for safety reasons.  This section will help you decide which permit process is correct for you.  Learn more...

Land Development  Subdivisions, land development, conditional use processes.  Learn more...

What Are They Building? What just opened; what is opening soon; what is under construction; and what developments are under review?  Learn more...

Planning Services The long-range Cranberry Plan, future planning projects; plus transportation & mobility and Healthy Cranberry.  Learn more...

Healthy Cranberry Planning for the long-term health of our community is the #1 goal of the Cranberry Plan. Cranberry Township is already building a decision-making framework that places the community's long-term health and sustainability at the forefront of every initiative. Read on...

The Cranberry Market
Cranberry is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the state with a 19% increase in population between 2000 and 2017.  Given its attractiveness for both residential and commercial development, its growth has continued at a similar pace.  Cranberry first completed a market analysis as part of its comprehensive plan update as a tool to guide decision-making in developing the cranberry Plan, the Township's 25-year community plan.  
Every three years the Township updates the Market Analysis revising statistics for our population, information on our economy, gives new information on the retail and commercial markets and much more. Read the 2018 Market Analysis Update (pdf version)

Development Data (General info related to development activity in the Township including; a monthly report, 10 year building trend summary, issued building permits, a list of all residential developments, and available residential lots report.)