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Creating a blueprint for Doylestown’s future


After months of gathering thoughts and ideas about its future direction, Doylestown Borough is holding a second workshop to discuss all the input it has received from surveys and public meetings.

The meeting is set for April 11 at Borough Hall, 10 Doyle St., from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

During the program, the public is invited to further add to the discussion, as the borough’s planning commission and other volunteer boards focus in on the wide range of topics shared in the community survey and prior public meetings, officials said.

From the town’s economic vibrancy, historic preservation, arts and culture to matters such as parking, parks and recreation, sustainability, conservation and housing, creation of the Borough of Doylestown Comprehensive Plan 2035 is an opportunity to create a blueprint for the borough’s future. The last plan was updated in 1997.

The community-based planning process is required by the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Code and serves as an official document to guide the borough as it decides on its land use.

As a vision for the future, the comprehensive plan is a collaborative product of ideas from residents, the planning commission, borough council, private and public stakeholders and governmental agencies.

With a focus on the type of quality-of-life issues residents find most important for their community, the planning workshops are designed not only to reach consensus on the next steps forward, but also how to achieve the desired outcomes.

To follow the planning process, visit