Comprehensive Plan Update

Horsham Township Comprehensive Plan

Horsham Township has started the process of drafting a new comprehensive plan that will lay out a vision for the development of our community for the next 20 years and beyond. 

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

A comprehensive plan is a long-range strategic plan and policy document that provides a framework for managing the future growth and development of a community. The Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act 247 of 1968, requires municipal comprehensive plans to be reviewed every 10 years, and most plans use a planning frame of reference of 20 years into the future to understand the community’s evolving needs. 

The comprehensive planning process begins by identifying a community’s existing physical and social infrastructure to highlight strengths and desired areas for improvement. Through public engagement, a community vision statement is drafted to guide the plan’s recommendations. Individual recommendations and implementation strategies are proposed to advance the township’s goals and vision for the future.

The township adopted its first comprehensive plan in 1954 with subsequent plans and plan updates in 1964, 1969, 1978, and 1989. The township’s current comprehensive plan was updated in 2011. The focus of the township’s new comprehensive plan is to revisit all of the relevant aspects of land use planning within the context of updated demographic, transportation, and development trends. 

Comprehensive Plan Public Outreach
Help shape the future of Horsham Township!

Diverse public outreach strategies will be utilized throughout the planning process to ensure that the vision and planning recommendations reflect the township as a whole. Your participation is critical in helping develop the plan and ensuring it addresses our community’s needs and wants. 

What do you envision for the future of Horsham Township? How has your neighborhood evolved and where can it be improved? Visit us at an upcoming community event and stay tuned for announcements for future public meetings where you can provide your input.

Draft Vision Statement & Survey

Click here to participate in the Survey regarding Horsham Township's Vision Statement

Based on preliminary data research, outreach at Horsham Day and National Night Out, the community survey, and the public open house, a draft community vision statement has been created. The vision statement serves as a framework for the future, outlining the foundation where the township is today and highlighting the aspirational goals the community wants to achieve over the next 20 years. 

Please read through the draft community vision statement linked above. While doing so, think if the themes and ideas presented reflect the kind of community you would like Horsham to be, or if you envision different priorities and goals for the community. Your feedback and suggestions on this draft community vision statement are greatly appreciated. 

Comprehensive Plan Draft Documents & Updates

Please check back here for draft documents and updates on the comprehensive planning process.

Comprehensive Plan Community Survey

Horsham Township is updating its comprehensive plan and we want to hear from you! The plan will provide a framework for the management of future development over the next twenty years. Your opinion is important in understanding what you want to see happen in our community.

Click here to let us know what makes Horsham a great place and ways to improve it

Montgomery County Planning Commission Contact

Marley Bice, AICP, Principal Community Planner II
Email: [email protected]