Establishing a Community Vision

The Comprehensive Plan process represents an opportunity for Penn Township to envision and evaluate future scenarios on a grand scale, identifying the type of place it wishes to become and what would be required to achieve the best possible future version of itself.

A vision statement represents the foundation of the Comprehensive Plan. It answers the question: What do residents want to see happen in the Township in the long run? The vision statement identifies the community’s most important values.

Future decisions made by elected and appointed officials should consider consistency with the vision, as it represents a publicly supported and shared idea of the type of place the community is and intends to become.
 
Drafting Penn Township's vision statement is a challenging task, an effort to find consensus on the general values and desires of the community. Please answer the following questions to provide the plan's steering committee with direction.

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* 1. Why do people choose to live in Penn Township?

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* 2. What core values do Penn Township residents share?

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* 3. What qualities are the most important to promote, expand and/or preserve? (Views, rural character, walkability, environmental quality, historical heritage, types/size of housing, etc.)

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* 4. What qualities distinguish Penn Township from its neighbors? What unique competitive advantages does the community have?

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* 5. Where should development pressure be focused or directed during the next 10 years? What should be protected against or avoided?

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* 6. Which emerging issues facing Penn Township during the next 10+ years will call for proactive policy changes or action on behalf of the Township?

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* 7. What does the best possible scenario for Penn Township look like during the next 10 years?

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* 8. What else, if anything, should factor into the Township's vision statement?

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* 9. Please enter your contact information if you wish to be kept in the loop as the Comprehensive Plan continues to develop.

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