National County Government Month Department Spotlight- Planning & Mapping Department

The county is currently in the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan. This is completed every 10 years to provide a framework for future growth, development, and preservation activities. The County officially launched the process for updating its County Comprehensive Plan in September 2022, with expected adoption in Spring 2024.

The Community Planning Office is responsible for the administration of the project. The County has contracted with the firm Michael Baker International to manage the planning process and draft the Implementable Comprehensive Plan Update. Michael Baker has also brought in The Institute, an economic research and applied research consulting group based in Wilkes Barre, PA, to support the project.

The Comprehensive Plan update is in the community input stage. A community survey has been created to gather the public’s ideas and priorities for the future of the County. This community survey will inform the Imagine Pike 2035 Comprehensive Plan which guide the County’s vision and efforts for the next 10 years. Complete the survey today and share your feedback on priorities for transportation, housing, economic development, community facilities, natural resources, and more. The survey will be available until May 31, 2023, and can be accessed using the following link: