New Britain Borough’s first comprehensive plan was prepared in 1969 for the Borough and has guided local planning and zoning decisions for more than 30 years. With the significant changes that had occurred in the central Bucks County area during this period, the borough set out to update its comprehensive plan in 2007 to improve the resident quality of life and provide policies to address the future development of the borough. The plan is re-evaluated approximately every ten years to ensure the plan takes into account any significant changes that have happened in and around the borough. Click here to review the 2007 Comprehensive Plan.
In October 2019, Borough Council did approve an Active Transportation Plan for the Borough to help achieve walkability. This plan will be incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan Update.
2016 Main Street Study
The purpose of this study is to define a comprehensive vision that promotes the economic development and revitalization of the Butler Avenue corridor within New Britain Borough, creates a more walkable and attractive “Main Street,” and more closely ties the community to the two accessible rail stations and to Delaware Valley University. The completion of the Route 202 Parkway in 2012, the proposed expansion of programs at Delaware Valley University, the closing of long-standing businesses, and the needs of other businesses have motivated Borough leaders to address the future of the Borough’s business climate through this study.
New Britain Borough hosts Town Hall events every few years to share project updates, discuss future initiatives, and gather feedback from the community. Our most recent Town Hall event included extensive discussion on upcoming development and improvements of the borough’s trails and sidewalks. More information including the video stream and powerpoint presentation can be found via the November 2017 Town Hall Event Blog Post.