2023 Zoning Ordinance Modernization

Welcome to the official webpage for the 2023 Zoning Ordinance Modernization for West Hanover Township. 

This webpage is designed to provide residents, businesses, and other stakeholders with up-to-date information regarding the zoning ordinance modernization process. Here you can access relevant documents, such as the draft ordinance and supporting materials, as well as opportunities to provide feedback and participate in public hearings.

The Zoning Ordinance has not been significantly updated since 1995 and many changes have been made in the intervening years that make our ordinance, in some cases, unenforceable or inadequate due to changes in zoning laws and relevant court cases. The Supervisor’s goal is to take the 1995 ordinance and bring it up to current standards and make it easier to read and understand.

Comments and feedback can be submitted to the township staff via email, USPS, or by dropping them off at the township building. Additionally, a physical copy of the ordinance is available for viewing at the Township Municipal Building located at 7171 Allentown Blvd. If a resident would like to speak with staff about the ordinance, we recommend arranging an appointment.

The schedule for public meetings related to the ordinance with public comments is as follows:

  • March 22nd Zoning Rewrite Committee at 4:30 pm
  • March 23rd Planning Commission at 7:00 pm
  • April 27th Planning Commission at 7:00 pm
  • TBD Public Hearing of the Board of Supervisors at 6:00 pm

All meetings will be held at the Township Municipal Building at 7171 Allentown Blvd, Harrisburg, PA.

After the public hearing, the Supervisors will decide whether to adopt the ordinance or return it to the Committee or Planning Commission for additional work.

We invite you to explore this webpage and get involved in the process. Your feedback and participation are critical to ensuring that the updated zoning ordinance reflects the needs of our community. Thank you for your interest in this initiative.


2023 Zoning Ord Modernization