Planning & Development Services

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Missing Middle Housing

Missing Middle Housing includes a diverse residential options that were a fundamental building blocks of traditional neighborhoods. These dwellings range in size between large multi-family apartment complexes and single-family estates. Based on a pedestrian scale, missing middle housing is compatible with single-family units and typically provide a wider range of price points because of their compact and efficient use of land. 

Township staff has recommended that the Missing Middle Housing (MMH) Overlay District is needed to assure that future development can achieve the goals and objectives set forth by the Comprehensive Plan. These goals and objectives include: 

  • Providing increased housing options including a variety of housing types to serve different lifestyles and incomes levels, located within the same neighborhoods (The Cranberry Plan, pg. 184). 
  • Facilitating the creation of strong neighborhoods and sustaining increasing property values (The Cranberry Plan, pg. 184). 
  • Providing a mix of land uses that maintains a diverse tax base and supports a high quality of life” (The Cranberry Plan, pg. 187). 
  • Providing for an efficient use of remaining land resources (The Cranberry Plan, pg. 188).

2009 Cranberry Plan 2009 and 2016  Update

For Public Hearing information, refer to: Public Notices

Information for submittals to Planning and Development Services

The health and safety of our community and employees is Cranberry’s top priority. We are taking the current spread of COVID-19 very seriously. 

Land Development/Subdivision/PRD applications are being accepted at this time in digital format only via e-mail.  All submissions and revisions to previous submissions can be made to The maximum allowable attachment size for this mailbox is set at 150 MB.   

All digital submissions must have the required documents laid out in the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance depending on application type. These requirements can be found in Sections 22-403 and 22-404 in the Cranberry Township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (Chapter 22) which can be found HERE

Payment will be taken for applications after applications have been deemed administratively complete. 

ALERT! Application fees changed, effective October 30, 2020. Please be sure you have the updated fees from Resolution No. 2020-59.  

Applications requiring Butler County Planning Commission review must be submitted directly to their office. Please contact them at 724-284-5300 for instructions for submission.

Planning and Development Services

Our main purpose is to facilitate and manage sustainable development in Cranberry Township that meets the needs of individual property owners and the Township as a whole within the parameters of the comprehensive plan. 

We accomplish this through dynamic land use regulations, thorough inspections, community involvement, and excellent internal and external communication. We strive to enhance the physical environment and improve the quality of life for all residents, commercial enterprises, and visitors.

Building & Codes

The purpose of requiring a building or zoning permit is to verify code compliance in construction through the use of established code standards that exist for safety reasons.  Learn more...
Land Development
Subdivisions, land development, conditional use processes.  Learn more...

Planning Services

The long-range Cranberry Plan, future planning projects; plus transportation & mobility and Healthy Cranberry.  Learn more...

What Are They Building?

What just opened; what’s opening soon; what’s under construction; and what developments are under review?  Learn more...

The Cranberry Market Cranberry is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the state with a 19% increase in population between 2000 and 2017. Given its attractiveness for both residential and commercial development, its growth has continued at a similar pace.  Cranberry first completed a market analysis as part of its comprehensive plan update as a tool to guide decision-making in developing the cranberry Plan, the Township’s 25-year community plan.  Read the 2018 Market Analysis Update (pdf version)

Healthy Cranberry Planning for the long-term health of our community is the #1 goal of the Cranberry Plan. Cranberry Township is already building a decision-making framework that places the community’s long-term health and sustainability at the forefront of every initiative. Read on...