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Crawford County, Pennsylvania

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CRAWFORD COUNTY PLANNING

Impacts of COVID-19 on Planning Operations

Below is a summary of how the County's Planning Office is adjusting our operations during the ongoing pandemic. These adjustments have been update on May 8, 2020.

  1. Starting Monday May 11, 2020 our office will be open to the public on an appointment only basis. We will have reduced staff levels and are asking that only individuals who cannot receive assistance over the phone, email, or webpage make appointments to visit our office. If you contact the Planning Office and are unable to get through to a staff member, please be patience with us as we are likely working with another member of the public. If you leave a voicemail or send us an email, one of the staff will contact you within 24 to 48 hours of receiving your communication to assist you. 
  2. Due to limited capacity at this time, Crawford County Planning is only performing our essential functions. These functions include: filing and reviewing SALDO applications, reviewing municipal ordinance amendments, and management of fiscal community development programs overseen by our office. Any additional projects that were started prior to COVID-19 have been postponed until we return to normal operations. 
  3. Individuals or entities seeking to submit a SALDO for review should be aware of the following requirements:
    • The Planning Office will only be accepting plats for review via mail. All required materials must be included in the submission. Required materials include: any required plat or drawings, a County 247 review application, and the appropriate payment required for the review. Payments should be by check and made out to Crawford County Planning. 
    • Typically we require a signature from the local municipality on our 247 review application. In order to minimize community spread and limit chances for folks to contract the virus, we will be accepting emailed confirmation of filing and forwarding of plats from local governments. The email should be included with the application materials. 
  4. Any community development project undertaken by the Planning Office is currently being evaluated to ensure consistency with the governors stay-at-home order as well as the funding program for the project. Should issues arise that will impact community development projects, our staff will be in touch with project sponsors. 

Crawford County Planning Commission + Office

The Crawford County Planning Office is the full time staff for the Crawford County Board of Commissioners who coordinates long-term investments and community development with the Crawford County Planning Commission and local municipalities. The Planning Commission is a board of volunteers from across the County who make recommendations on subdivisions, land developments, and investments in communities across the County. The Commission was established in 1963 and is made up of a nine member board of County residents.

The Crawford County Planning Commission and Office is committed to providing solution oriented services through community planning as required by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, so as to facilitate the growth of the local economy, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the natural environment for current and future generations.

Planning Commission + Office Vision Statement + Core Values

"Planning for the future and preserving the past while building strong communities for a thriving Crawford County."

  • Communication - We strive to reach as many people as possible by utilizing every possible media available to us to connect with residents, elected officials, appointed boards, and community groups.
  • Sustainability - We encourage and support projects that maintain or improve the economy, environment, and equitability of Crawford County.
  • Engagement - We aim to include everyone in the planning process since multiple perspectives leads to a more diverse conversation and successful result.
  • Community - We promote places that have an identity and inspire a sense of belonging, which often stems from the physical character of a place as well as the people who live there.
  • Integrity/ Ethics - We are driven to conduct our business with the highest standards of professional behavior, which include transparency, honesty, and respect in all our interactions. 

Planning Announcements + Updates

FY2020 CDBG & CDBG-CV Project Proposal Requests
Communities, individuals, or organizations interested in submitting a project idea to Crawford County for consideration in our 2020 CDBG & CDBG-CV application should complete a project proposal survey linked below. 


For individuals or organizations who could not attend the first public hearing for the FY2020 CDBG and CDBG-CV prorams, below is a copy of the presentation. 

FY 2020 & CDBG-CV 1st Public Hearing Presentation

May 2020 Recessed Planning Commission Meeting 

The Crawford County Planning Commission will continue their May 18th recessed planning commission meeting on May 26, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm. The Planning Commission will live stream the recessed meeting through the May 2020 Recessed Meeting Facebook Event page. 


2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Public Review Period

The Northwest 2020-2045 Long Range Transportation Plan as well as the 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program is now available for public review and comment. These two documents, available electronically here, will be available from May 11, 2020 to June 9, 2020 for public review and comment. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual public meeting for the TIP only will be held at the Northwest Commission Office on June 4, 2020 from 1-2:30 PM.
  • To join the virtual meeting by computer, visit: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/872999629.
  • To join by phone, dial +1 (669) 224-3412, Access Code: 872-999-629.
Any public comments for the LRTP shoudl be emailed to Travis Siegel at traviss@northwestpa.org by 5:00PM on June 4, 2020. There will be no public meeting for the LRTP. 

If you have a request or a special need, wish to file a complaint or desire additional information, please contact Travis Siegel, Regional Planning Manager, Northwest Commission at (814) 677-4800 ext. 123 or traviss@northwestpa.org. 

South Perry Street Bridge - Sale Terms and Conditions

Pursuant to federal and state laws and regulations, Crawford County is hereby advertising the sale of the South Perry Street bridge in Titusville, Pennsylvania as surplus property. The bridge is considered to be a historic structure subject to the requirements of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and must be removed from its current location because of a federally-funded bridge removal project. Details regarding special terms and conditions associated with this sale are provided in the link below. Bids are due to Crawford County courthouse at 903 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335 by 4:00PM. Bid opening will take place on June 3, 2020 during the Crawford County Commissioner's work session.

Special Terms and Conditions for South Perry Street Bridge Bidding

Crawford County Planning Commission Annual Report

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CRAWFORD COUNTY APPLICATIONS 

Review Deadline: Subdivision and land development applications along with municipal ordinance amendment reviews must be filed with the Planning Office ten days prior to the scheduled monthly Crawford County Planning Commission meeting should the Commission's review be required. 

The Planning Office reserves the right to withhold filing of applications until a completed submission is received. Therefore, we recommend municipalities submit their materials early to ensure a completed packet has been received.

Community Planning Application(s)

Community Development Application(s)

Economic Development Application(s)

ABOUT CRAWFORD COUNTY

The County of Crawford lies in northwestern Pennsylvania. Originally it was inhabited by the Iroquiois Indians and other tribes and nations. In later years, the land was acquired by a group of Dutch investors under title of the Holland Land Company and resold to settlers. The Commonwealth allocated land to its Revolutionary War soldiers as a bonus settlement. The county was formed in 1800 from a portion of Allegheny County and named after Colonel William Crawford, an early military hero and close friend of George Washington.

CONTACT US

903 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335

Phone: (814) 333-7300
Toll free: 800-982-9019

Fax: (814) 337-0457

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

State of Pennsylvania