The Borough of North East and North East Township are currently updating the North East Area Comprehensive Plan, and recognize that public input and participation are critical to the success of this planning effort. A public survey is now available, and your responses will help guide the development of the plan. If you live in, work in, or visit the North East Area, please share your opinions and views by taking a few minutes to complete this survey.
The plan will be a joint planning effort between the two municipalities. Our goals are to identify a shared vision for the future of the North East Area, determine our top priority issues, develop action plans to address these priorities, and to achieve the desired results.
The success of this project will require the input and active participation of the North East Area community, including our business owners, community leaders, and residents. A successful and effective plan must reflect community‑wide values and address the community’s concerns and priorities. In order to help us “get it right”, we ask that you get involved, and make your views known.
Many opportunities for public participation will be included in the planning process. Our first public meeting was held at Heard Memorial Park on June 22, 2021 and the event was a tremendous success. Your comments and questions have helped to shape the direction of the survey and future public meetings. Our next public meeting is planned for this fall, with a date and time yet to be decided.
We anticipate that this planning process will take approximately one (1) year to complete. At the request of the municipalities, the Erie County Department of Planning & Community Development has agreed to help facilitate the planning process and to provide professional consulting services. The County is providing these services at no cost to the municipalities.
Throughout this process, the municipal websites will be used to provide information about the project. Public meeting announcements, draft copies of the plan, and other pertinent information will be posted to the websites, as they become available.
Stay tuned for further information and upcoming public events and as always, thank you for taking an active role in the future of our community!