Penn Township adopted a Form-Based Code as its new Zoning Ordinance and SLDO. This code provides the regulatory framework to implement the Manheim Central Region Comprehensive Plan and promote better design. The new Ordinances promote smart growth and its implementation by focusing on form, mass, scale and placement of structures including mixed land-use compact building
Responding to greater community growth pressures and to a culturally eroded, motorist-oriented village core, Lancaster County’s West Lampeter Township sought guidance for future expansion of its historic Lampeter Village. With our project team members and dedicated local stakeholders, TCA participated in an intensive three-day planning effort to identify Smart Growth initiatives based on community input.
Initially proposed as a center for typical big box retail buildings, TCA, in its capacity as planning consultant to West Whiteland Township, advocated redesigning the site into a dynamic, mixed-use center that utilized land more efficiently and created a unique place where Township residents and visitors could live, walk, shop, play and work. With its
TCA assisted Uwchlan Township and the Hankin Group to develop Zoning Ordinance amendments to enable and guide the development of the first TND in Chester County. Eagleview boasts several neighborhoods with a variety of dwelling types, a mixed-use town center that includes live-work units, neighborhood retail and a YMCA, all intertwined with significant open space
The City of Easton hired TCA to revise it’s Zoning Ordinance in order to incorporate and protect the mix of uses, pedestrian elements and design features considered to be the best practices for a diverse urban center, while respecting it’s significant natural resources and constraints. In response, TCA proposed a series of new zoning districts
IN 2001, TCA authored a Form-Based Code for the Borough intended to promote new development and redevelopment in keeping with the Borough’s traditional town character. Graphic design guidelines demonstrate how development should “fit” within the existing street. alley and block network, by emulating existing building locations, building and lot types, street widths, and streetscape features.
Best known for it’s place in history as a popular tourist destination, the Borough of Gettysburg hired TCA to help maintain the downtown as an attractive, functional place for both residents and visitors. Starting with the streetscapes of the Borough’s four main streets, TCA established Design Guidelines for the elements that best define a comfortable
Middle Smithfield Township is home to the natural beauty of the Poconos, but struggles to maintain a delicate balance between resource protection and needed economic development. TCA assisted the Township to establish a legal and policy framework for managing future growth by prioritizing the Middle Smithfield landscape from its pristine forests to the Route 209
In early 2000, TCA assisted the Middletown Township to update its Comprehensive Plan and establish a legal and policy framework for managing future growth and preserving its green space. Based on the principles of Smart Growth, the Future Land Use Plan addressed elements such as greenways, mixed-use development, historic neighborhoods, transfer of development rights (TDR),
TCA was hired by the largest borough in Lancaster County to develop innovative strategies for growth and redevelopment. After an extensive visioning process, the final plan incorporated all elements required by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) plus specialized features addressing the unique needs and areas of the Borough. By focusing on the historic character