Lower Frederick Wants Comments on Future Plan

LOWER FREDERICK PA – Township supervisors, during their board meeting this month, officially opened a period for public comments on Lower Frederick’s comprehensive plan. Resulting from discussion, research, and deliberation that began during 2019, the forward-looking booklet of desires and recommendations describes its land use goals and other objectives through the year 2040.

Now it’s up to residents to say, one last time, that they agree with or dislike any of its specifics. A final but draft version of what is titled “Lower Frederick 2040” is already available for review at and download from the township website, here. Comments are requested by e-mail to the township Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee at lowerfrederick2040@lowerfrederick.org.

The plan, the township said in its Thursday (Oct. 28, 2021) newsletter, represents “a long-range guide for municipal decisions about growth and development, as well as parks, open space, and infrastructure.” Lower Frederick supervisors voted Oct. 5 (Tuesday) to open an extended comment period, followed by a public hearing, before its formal adoption.

It also represents hundreds of hours of work by committee members, supervisors themselves, township Manager Mark Hudson, and other volunteers. The township noted it’s learned from past “experiences and lessons” encountered by supervisors, as well as neighboring municipalities. It also reflects “residents’ input from 2019 and 2021 open house events, and (the results of) a July-August 2020 questionnaire.”

For more information, call the township office during weekday business hours at 610-287-8857.

Screenshot of the comprehensive plan by The Posts