Planning Department

Contact the
Planning and Economic Development Office

Shawn McLaughlin, AICP
Planning and Economic Development Director
Phone: (570) 524-3840

Union County Planning is responsible for traditional planning initiatives such as transportation planning, recycling coordination, administering the first-time homebuyer program, economic development, trail authority support, subdivision and land development plan review and approval. The planning office reports to the Planning Commission Board.

Planning Assistance

The Planning Commission’s staff of professional planners assists townships and boroughs by attending local planning commission meetings to provide advice and guidance and by preparing plans and ordinances in cooperation with local officials and representatives. We can assist with the following:

Comprehensive Plan Part 1: Vision & FrameworkComprehensive Plan Part 2: Plan ElementsComprehensive Plan Part 3: Partnerships for Implementation
Comprehensive Plan: Table of ContentsGreenway PlanAffordable Housing
Subdivision & Land DevelopmentTransportation PlanningHousing Study
Open Space PlansUnion County Rail Trail
Annual ReportEconomic Development
Revitalization ProjectsPlanning AnalysisBusiness Assistance
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Planning and Economic Development Office

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