The Borough of State College is embarking on a community-focused education and planning process to consider how two of its most heritage-rich neighborhoods, the Holmes Foster-Highlands and College Heights Historic Districts, could be preserved for future generations.
The Heritage State College project seeks to engage State College community members, neighbors and other stakeholders in a process to learn about options for preserving the key, character-defining features of these great neighborhoods. This includes exploring ways to add protection for the districts while still providing flexibility to property owners. This effort will also seek direct community input on the potential for additional protections overall and what neighborhood features are most important to preserve. Based on the input received by completing this survey and at a series of workshops and public meetings, the Borough Council will vote on whether or not to pursue a preservation ordinance (HARB) later this fall. Enactment of this ordinance may require some level of design review and approval for certain types of projects prior to beginning the project. To determine the appropriate path forward to preserving these districts, your involvement is needed! Learn more at www.statecollegepa.us/harb.