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HSPS REGIONAL PLAN

for Hamilton, Stroud, and Pocono Townships and Stroudsburg Borough

OVERVIEW

The four municipalities are working together to prepare a coordinated "Roadmap to 2030" to address issues in the region.

2019 SURVEY RESULTS

Your feedback through the 2019 survey shaped the list of key planning issues, addressing the area's weaknesses and building on its strengths.

CONTACT

E-mail the planning team at ideas@HSPSplan.com

SHARE YOUR IDEAS

Join the conversation and discuss your concerns and ideas for solutions at the next public outreach event.

Public events are currently on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. Feel free to contact the project team with ideas, opinions, etc., that you just can’t wait to contribute.

MILESTONES

As the Task Force reaches consensus on the issues, goals, and actions, we'll share a summary of each Roadmap Milestone here—providing a preview of plan elements before the draft plan is released.

DOCUMENTS

We're updating our plan from 2005. We expect some issues and goals will carry over with an updated action plan. As portions of the updated plan are drafted, we'll post them here.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is this regional plan about? Who will use it?

This regional plan is a comprehensive plan. A comprehensive plan articulates a vision for community development and conservation and the goals and objectives that will help achieve that vision. It considers issues and opportunities over a 10-year planning horizon. It includes an action plan of new and/or revised policies, projects, and practices aligned with the region’s goals. The plan is implemented through ordinances, capital improvements, and local initiatives.

Who leads the plan's development?

Local elected officials have established a task force and engaged a consultant team led by Gannett Fleming, Inc., of Camp Hill, PA, to facilitate data-gathering, outreach, analysis, and decision-making to prepare the plan. The task force and consultant team will invite the public and other stakeholders to give input and feedback at key points in the process. The four municipal planning commissions will review the draft plan and elected officials will adopt the final plan.

Why update the 2005 plan?

Comprehensive plans are normally updated every 10 years to ensure they remain relevant as local conditions, external factors, and state regulations change. In addition, while goals may be still be relevant, the actions recommended 15 years ago may warrant fresh approaches.

What is the schedule?

The Task Force was organized in 2019 and conducted a citizen survey that fall. The Gannett Fleming team was contracted in 2020, with a draft regional plan slated for completion by Fall 2020. Interim milestones will include public events, stakeholder focus groups, and publication of Roadmap Milestones and a full draft plan, to be provided via this website.

Why do you need my help?

The best community plans reflect input from a wide range of perspectives, and we want yours! Whether you live in, work in, or visit the HSPS region, your concerns and ideas for enhancing the region are important. You can help us identify problems (and opportunities!) with housing, workforce and jobs, transportation (roads, sidewalks, bicycle routes, bus service), resource protection, etc., and help evaluate the best ways to address these issues.

How can I get involved?
  • Drop in to public meetings, which will be announced on this site and via municipal social media. A few minutes of your time expands our understanding of issues and the pool of potential solutions.
  • E-mail the project team your concerns and ideas.
  • Review the draft plan when it is released in late 2020.
  • Share this website with your neighbors and check back for updates.