Why does Cranberry need a RE-development strategy? Isn’t ordinary development enough?
Why should a community growing as fast as Cranberry be concerned about re-developing? Local residents who attend an informal picnic lunch on September 19 with Township Manager Jerry Andree will find out. The 90-minute gathering, which is part of Cranberry’s ongoing Coffee and Conversation series, will take place at the Cranberry Highlands Clubhouse starting at 11:30 AM.
Even though Cranberry’s residential and commercial development remains strong and ongoing, available land is dwindling, property uses continue to evolve, buildings grow obsolete, houses wear out, the economy keeps shifting, and the pace of investment could decline along with tax revenues.
However, according to local officials, Cranberry is determined to stay in front of those changes. Its proactive strategy involves crafting a policy of sustainable redevelopment which includes partnerships with private sector leaders, flexible regulations, tax incentives, and inducements to encourage the adaptive reuse of existing structures.
Related topics at the interactive get-together will include projects currently in the pipeline, what types of development people would like to see coming into Cranberry, the best uses of undeveloped land, and how Cranberry can remain sustainable.
As lunch will be provided, please RSVP to the Manager’s office at 724-776-4806 x1089.
Before the coffee, please complete our online survey before the coffee. And, even if you are unable to attend - please share your thoughts on the survey.