The Downtown Master Plan provides a framework to guide growth and change in Downtown State College. It outlines five themes: Marketing, Connecting, Navigating, Living in, and Managing the District.
Throughout 2013, the State College Borough Planning Commission worked with neighborhood residents and planning staff to prepare a Plan for the Borough’s Neighborhoods. The Commission’s goal was to prepare a plan that considers both the individual needs and characteristics of each neighborhood, while also considering the neighborhoods’ commonalities and relationships to one another.
In early 2015, Borough Council received multiple requests for the reuse of the former Verizon Building, located at 224 South Allen Street. Council, along with the Planning Commission and Redevelopment Authority, are currently considering redevelopment opportunities for this site and several others in the 200 block of South Allen Street.