BC Comprehensive Plan update going before the public

An update to Bradford County’s Comprehensive Plan that’s been in the works over the past year will soon be officially unveiled to the public.

The Bradford County Planning Commission voted Tuesday to advertise a public meeting for 6 p.m. on May 29 on the first floor of the One Progress Plaza building on Elizabeth Street in Towanda Borough.

“That meeting will be held mostly for informational purposes in which we will review where we’ve been through the planning process, specifically as it relates to our public and community involvement process, our focus group meetings, and how we’ve arrived at the conclusions that we’ve drawn,” said county Planning Director Matt Williams.

The meeting will kick off the public comment period that’s required before any final approval, he noted.

Following the meeting, the EADS Group, which has served as consultant during the process, will implement any last-minute amendments before another legal advertisement is issued for a 45-day review and comment period.

If everything continues to roll forward smoothly, Williams said the planning commission could end up voting in June on a recommendation for the Bradford County Commissioners to approve the measure following another 45-day review and public hearing.

“I feel comfortable that we’ve spent over a year on this and I think we’ve zeroed in on where we’re headed and what should be in there,” said Williams.

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