Tri-County Regional Market Trends and Land-Use Implications Presentation
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
9 a.m. - noon EDT
Camp Hill, PA, United States
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4ward Planning will present current and projected demographic and real estate market trends within the Tri-County region (Cumberland, Perry, and Dauphin Counties, PA). Macro-level business trends and continuing demographic shifts are not only altering the way land is developed and utilized, but where it’s developed and utilized. While urban areas continue to see a resurgence in economic investment and inflows of both young and older adults, suburban areas (and, particularly, first ring suburban communities) have languished, as an exodus of commercial investment and residents grows. We will elaborate upon what implications identified market trends will have on local land-use strategies/policies. The objective will be to stimulate discussion among professionals and citizens, generating fresh perspectives on age-old land-use issues (e.g., what are the implications for our local businesses when our policies make it difficult to develop multi-family housing? If we cooperated to help a neighboring county obtain a new automotive plant, would our residents still find opportunity in the jobs created? What else can we do to revitalize that dying shopping center, given that we have too much retail in our county, already?).