City of Washington/East Washington Borough Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan

Washington / East Washington Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan Public Review Notice
The City of Washington and East Washington Borough Councils have adopted a multi-municipal comprehensive plan. View the Comprehensive Plan via the attachments below. Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Brandi Rosselli at Mackin Engineering Company, the project consultant, at (412) 788-0472 or

Washington and East Washington Comp Plan Chapters
Washington and East Washington Comp Plan Executive Summary
Washington and East Washington Comp Plan Maps
Washington and East Washington Comp Plan Appendices

67886City and Borough to Host a Series of Public Workshops for the Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan

The City of Washington and East Washington Borough are hosting a series of public workshops to gather input on their joint venture in developing a comprehensive plan to address their future. All residents, business owners, and other interested persons are invited to attend one of three workshops to be held in January of 2011. The workshops are scheduled for Wednesday, January 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Washington High School Gymnasium; Tuesday, January 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the First Christian Church (615 E. Beau Street); and Wednesday, January 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Washington High School Gymnasium. The workshops will share the same agenda and are offered in an open house format to accommodate residents’ schedules. Interested persons can stop by anytime during the posted hours to provide input.

Some people may wonder why the City and Borough are spending time and money on a plan while under fiscal constraints. Others may wonder why they should spend their valuable time coming out to a meeting because they feel like nothing ever changes. One answer is that this plan will help to direct the City and Borough’s scarce resources to publicly-supported investments that address priority issues. Another answer is that neither the City, nor the Borough, will know what those priority issues are unless the public comes out to tell them. This is your opportunity to provide input as to what the vision for the future should be for both the City and the Borough. “Now is the time to get excited and invested in the future of our communities,” explains Borough Council President Blake McCandless.

In addition, the two communities have partnered with Washington and Jefferson College and the Washington School District to develop a plan that will identify sound policies regarding future growth and development. According to Dr. Tori Haring-Smith, President of Washington and Jefferson College, “This plan will enable the municipalities to find creative ways to provide essential services in a more effective and efficient manner by building partnerships. And residents should see that their opinions matter by helping to create a vision for the future of Washington and East Washington.”

“Washington School District believes that through working together with a common focus, vision, and mission, we can make powerful differences in the lives of our students and community members. We all have a vested interest in realizing the vision of a stronger, safer and more vibrant community. Be a part of making a difference and participate in these workshops,” states David M. Stotka, President, Washington School District Board of Directors.

These meetings will provide an opportunity for residents to identify assets, opportunities and challenges facing the City and Borough in relation to land use patterns; community facilities including parks and recreation, preservation of cultural and natural resources; transportation issues and concerns; and economic development. “We need to hear from the people who live and work here. What are the priority issues that need to be addressed? How can we better capitalize upon what we already have?” states City Mayor Sonny Spossey.

The City of Washington and Borough of East Washington Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan is being funded through the Washington County Local Share Account, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Local Government Academy, Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington, City of Washington, East Washington Borough and Washington and Jefferson College.

The plan is being facilitated by a team of consultants led by Mackin Engineering Company. For more information, please contact Brandi Rosselli, AICP, Manager of Planning Services at Mackin at 412-788-0472 or


Public Meeting Flyer

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Washington – East Washington Comprehensive Plan Information Sheet

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Washington – East Washington Comprehensive Plan Public Input Survey

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