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Bureau of Planning

About Us

The objectives of the Bureau of Planning are as follows:

  • Promote and facilitate physical development plans.
  • Preserve and enhance districts of historical and architectural significance.
  • Collect, analyze, and distribute timely information on planning and community development issues.
  • Develop and apply the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) to all areas of development including the identification of all pertinent physical attributes of a property (floodplain, historic district, and zoning).

Measurements and indicators used to evaluate progress include:

The number of development applications reviewed by the Harrisburg Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, and Historic Architectural Review Board, Environmental reviews and clearances for federally funded programs, Implementation of comprehensive and neighborhood plans; Research, monitoring, and promotion of plans for accessibility and fair housing, Technical assistance to businesses, consultants, and property owners on the plan review and permitting process.

Harrisburg Planning Commission (HPC) Agendas | Minutes

Agendas and minutes for meetings not included on this webpage can be requested by contacting Planning Bureau staff.

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  • OCT 2023   Agenda | Minutes
  • NOV 2023  Agenda | Minutes
  • DEC 2023   No Meeting
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Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) Agendas

Agendas for meetings not included on this webpage can be requested by contacting Planning Bureau staff. Because the meetings are quasi-judicial, minutes are kept by court stenographers and not City staff, and transcripts can be obtained at cost by contacting the stenographic company.

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  • JAN 2023     Agenda
  • FEB 2023     Agenda
  • MAR 2023   Agenda
  • APR 2023    Agenda
  • MAY 2023   Agenda
  • JUN 2023    Agenda
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  • AUG 2023   Agenda
  • SEP 2023    Agenda
  • OCT 2023   Agenda
  • NOV 2023  Agenda
  • DEC 2023   Agenda
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Harrisburg Architectural Review Board (HARB) Agendas | Minutes

Agendas and minutes for meetings not included on this webpage can be requested by contacting Planning Bureau staff.

2023
  • JAN 2023     Agenda | Minutes
  • FEB 2023     Agenda | Minutes

  • MAR 2023   Agenda | Minutes
  • APR 2023    Agenda | Minutes
  • MAY 2023   Agenda | Minutes
  • JUN 2023    Agenda | Minutes
  • JUL 2023     Agenda | Minutes
  • AUG 2023   Agenda | Minutes
  • SEP 2023    Agenda | Minutes
  • OCT 2023   Agenda | Minutes
  • NOV 2023  Agenda | Minutes
  • DEC 2023   No Meeting
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Important Documents & Links

Maps

Capital Region Water (CRW)

Stormwater Land Development Planning

Capital Region Water is the permit holder for the Combined Sewer System (CSS) and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) in the City of Harrisburg. Please review Wastewater and Stormwater Rules and Regulations documents for requirements for all stormwater, subdivision, and/or Land Development Plans for any amount of impervious surface added, removed, or modified earth disturbance. Preapplication meetings are encouraged to discuss development plans, potential Stormwater Credit, and questions. As provided in Capital Region Water Wastewater and Stormwater Rules and Regulations documents, Section 9.11.C Fees and Expenses, the applicant is required to pay an escrow fund to defray application cost incurred by CRW. Applicant must apply for “Application for Consideration of Stormwater Management Plan” and a $1,000 Escrow Fee is due with Stormwater Land Development submission.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is my property's zoning and what am I permitted to do there?
Is my property in a historic district? What does that mean?
Is my property in a Special Flood Hazard Area?
Geoffrey Knight

Geoffrey Knight | Planning Director

Location

10 N. 2nd St, Suite 405

Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone

717-255-6637

Email

Staff

Katherine Corini

Planner I

[email protected]

 

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