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Welcome to Planning & Development

Welcome to Planning & Development

NOTE:  Staff of the Planning Department are working from home on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.


The Huntingdon County Planning & Development Department is responsible for the administration of the County's planning and community development programs.

The Department is responsible for preparation and maintenance of the Huntingdon County Comprehensive Plan, "Continuity Through Conservation II" and the July 2018 adopted regional "Alleghenies Ahead" Plan. 

Department staff is responsible for development of various functional plans in response to community needs including:

  • Land Use
  • Housing
  • Economic Development
  • Community Facilities
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Natural Resources
  • Transportation

The Department also provides planning assistance to municipalities in the areas of comprehensive planning, zoning and subdivision  and land development regulation.

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Our Services

Planning Commission

The Planning and Development Department serves as the staff support for the Huntingdon County Planning Commission (HCPC).

Community Development

The Planning & Development Department administers the County's Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) in conjunction with the HCPC to advance comprehensive community planning at the county level by reviewing county needs and recommending planning and community development priorities to the Huntingdon County Commissioners.

Economic Development

The Planning & Development Department serves as the staff support for the Commissioner-led Partnership for Economic Progress (PEP) initiative.

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