Planning & Zoning

Sub-division and Land Development

Zoning Classifications

Stormwater Management

Flood Zones

Mission Statement:

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.


Current Projects:

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.

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.

Opportunity Zones

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.

2018 Comprehensive Plan
Investment Prospectus


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're interested in adopting a block, please contact the Downtown Indiana office at (724) 463-6110.


Planning/Zoning-Codes Supervisor

Brenda L. Darr

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Planning/Zoning Official

Gregg Erwin