Borough of New Brighton, 610 Third Avenue, New Brighton, Pennsylvania 15066 ~ (724) 846-1870

Zoning & Land Use

A comprehensive plan was adopted to establish a framework for working together improve the quality of life for all residents of New Brighton.  Goals of the comprehensive plan include:

As one method to accomplish these goals, the Borough of New Brighton has established zoning that encourages practical and coordinated community development that promotes public health, safety, morals, and general welfare. The Borough’s Zoning Ordinance prevents the overcrowding, improper, or incompatible development or use of land to prevent blighting conditions and congestion or hazard in travel or transportation. Through zoning the Borough is able to conserve and stabilize property values through encouragement of the most appropriate use of land in relation to one another.  The New Brighton Borough Planning Commission continually evaluates the effectiveness of the zoning ordnance and make recommendations to Borough Council for amendments when appropriate.

A site plan review shall be conducted by the Planning Commission for any commercial, industrial, or multi-family (three or more dwellings) development proposal involving new exterior construction, whether of new buildings, extensions of existing buildings, or site improvements. A site plan must also be submitted for reviewed by the Zoning Officer for all building permit and sign permit applications

The Building and Zoning Department may be reached by calling (724) 847-5130 or by visiting the Zoning Office located on the first floor of the Borough Municipal Building.

Building and zoning ordinances and applications are available online by clicking here.