PENNSYLVANIA – The Problem With Planned Communities

The Pike County Courier: The Problem With Planned Communities
“No teeth” in Planned Community Act
 Published July 25, 2013
By Jerry Goldberg
DINGMAN — Planned communities, which make up of lion’s share of new development in Pike County, come with a host of problems ranging from costly legal battles to the spread of heroin addiction, according to a recent discussion among community associations and elected officials. The 21-member Alliance of Community Associations was founded seven years ago so that planned communities, in joining forces, could work for the good of its overall membership. “The problems surrounding planned communities are very complicated,” said State Representative Mike Peifer (R-139 District), who, with Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin, were guest speakers at the alliance’s July 11 meeting. “Eighty percent of all new housing since 2000 is in planned communities.”  Read more:

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