Planning & Zoning
Sub-division and Land Development
The Planning and Zoning Department is committed to promoting environmental integrity, economic vitality, and quality design standards to maintain the health, safety, and welfare of those within our community. We understand the importance of long range planning, plan implementation, and development review. In addition, the Department provides professional advice and technical support regarding key community issues and priorities to the Borough’s elected officials, members of staff, and residents. We work closely with the Community Development Committee, Planning Commission, various other boards, and local organizations to assure continued community advancement.
Comprehensive Plan Update
A Comprehensive Plan serves as an official guide for public investments and provides support for local zoning ordinances. The Planning Department & Planning Commission are currently revising the plan to reflect the goals and values our community share today.
Our Community Center is undergoing a face-lift! The multi-million dollar renovations will allow the Borough to continue to serve the community by providing a safe, weather-tight building while reducing energy consumption and preserving Indiana's history for years to come.
Hoodlebug Trail Extension
The Hoodlebug Trail is going to extend from White Township, through Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), to downtown Indiana Borough. The aim of the project is the construction of safe and accessible links for bicyclists and pedestrians to travel in the community between the trail, campus, downtown, and other local destinations.
Indiana Borough received three census track Opportunity Zone designations that help encourage capital investment within the community. The Indiana Borough Investment Prospectus provides potential investors with important information about the community while identifying a few areas of town that are ideal for capital investment. Click here to view the prospectus!
COVID-19 Business Community Survey
In an effort to assess the initial impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency on local businesses, an assessment survey was conducted. This assessment was done from the results of 40 surveys filled out by local businesses from a range of different sectors in our local economy, and represents some of the common challenges and issues facing our business community. Click here to view the full report.
A second round is currently ongoing. We are interested in from every business and appreciate any and all further participation with these sort of economic recovery initiatives. To participate in the second round, please use the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q6C9D9S.
Adopt-A-Block is a program offered through Downtown Indiana encouraging businesses, civic groups and nonprofits to choose a block downtown and clean up litter and debris at least once a quarter. The Planning Department looks after the blocks on South 7th Street from Vinegar Hill southward to Washington Street, and is committed to helping keep Indiana, PA beautiful!
If you are interested in adopting a block, please contact the Downtown Indiana office at (724) 463-6110.
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