Major changes in zoning and land development ordinances could be coming to a Centre County community.
A consultant for environmental planning and design says if the proposed zoning changes passed, people in areas zoned “R1” would be able to rent out property, as long as it an “accessory” or extension of a larger house.
This is something residents can’t do with the current zoning laws.
“It’s definitely going to help the whole community to have these different possibilities,” Paul Tomkiel, Reverend at St. Paul Lutheran in Pine Grove Mills, said.
“Oh, it could be a boom for the whole community, not just the residents of Ferguson, but also anyone who lives in the Centre Region will probably benefit from the rewrite,” Reverend Tomkiel said.
They hope to have a public hearing where they would vote on the changes in May.