The elements of a comprehensive plan can vary from one jurisdiction to another. In most cases though, the plan consists of a study of existing conditions and a discussion of future trends, goals, and objectives. Land-use patterns, housing conditions, population, infrastructure, and the economy are usually the primary areas studied. However, the content of plans has evolved as the needs of society and technology have changed. Today, plans may take into consideration sustainability issues as well as public health concerns.
The Comprehensive Plan for Tarentum is available for download and review in the DOWNLOADS area of our website. There are 25 documents comprising the plan, each can be downloaded independently.