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The Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County

The Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County seeks to encourage growth that improves the quality of life for our current residents and businesses, but also to ensure vibrant, high quality growth for future generations in Westmoreland County.
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1150 Mount Pleasant Road
Greensburg , PA 15601
Contact Person: Alexander J. Graziani
Phone: (724) 836-7048
Fax: (724) 836-7812
E-Mail: contact@smartgrowthpa.org
Website: http://www.smartgrowthpa.org/

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What is Smart Growth

Smart growth is development that serves the economy, the community and the environment. It changes the terms of the development debate away from the traditional growth/no growth question to "How and where should new development be accommodated?" Smart Growth answers these questions by simultaneously achieving:

* Healthy communities -- that provide families with a clean environment. Smart growth balances development and environmental protection -- accommodating growth while preserving open space and critical habitat, reusing land, and protecting water supplies and air quality.
* Economic development and jobs -- that create more business opportunities, local tax base improvements, provide neighborhood services and amenities, and create economically competitive communities.
* Strong neighborhoods -- which provide a range of housing options giving people the opportunity to choose housing that best suits them. Smart growth provides the choice to walk, ride a bike, take transit, or drive. It maintains and enhances the value of existing neighborhoods and creates a sense of community.

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