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.
Visit engage.indianaboro.com to learn more about the Comprehensive Plan Update!
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!
Strategic Management Planning Program
The Strategic Management Planning Program offers tools and consultant services to improve a municipality’s managerial, administrative, and financial capacity. The Program establishes five specific measures for a local government to manage its financial position and endeavor to maintain long-term economic viability. These five program factors include:
Implementation of a long-term economic development strategy
Adoption of best management practices to achieve operational efficiencies
Pursuit of inter-governmental cost sharing
The analysis includes a review of the city’s financial reports, independent audits, debt payment schedules, pension obligations, adopted budgets and other relevant data. A copy of the final report is available here.
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 724-465-2511.