What is Crafton-Ingram Thrive?
Crafton and Ingram officials worked together to obtain funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and Allegheny County. After a consultant selection process, the two boroughs voted to hire Pashek Associates, a local design and planning firm that leads the field in implementable planning. They were charged with overseeing the development of a comprehensive plan meant to act as a roadmap for both communities, acknowledging them as separate municipalities with many shared qualities and connections.
Crafton-Ingram Thrive was created not just by planners, but by all kinds of people in Crafton and Ingram who care about the future of their boroughs. Citizen participation was encouraged during the drafting phase via community visioning meetings and public outreach. The topics on the plan were not pre-determined, but discovered after focused information-gathering on what areas of interest would be best for Crafton and Ingram, and the final product addresses the unique needs of both communities.
You can see the Crafton-Ingram Thrive Comprehensive Plan by using the link at the top of the page, or by clicking here.