Welcome To Ben Avon Heights Borough!

NOTICE PUBLIC MEETING IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 607(B) OF ACT 247 OF 1968

In accordance with Section 607(b) of Act 247 of 1968 (the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, as reenacted and amended), the Borough of Ben Avon Heights Planning Commission will hold a Public Meeting to discuss the proposed amended Borough of Ben Avon Heights Zoning Ordinance. The proposed Zoning Ordinance will, if adopted by the Council of the Borough of Ben Avon Heights, repeal and replace the existing Borough of Ben Avon Heights Zoning Ordinance, originally adopted as Ordinance No. 261 (as amended by subsequent Ordinances).

The Public Meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Shannopin Country Club, 1 Windmere Road, Ben Avon Heights, Pennsylvania. This meeting will focus on the following topics: 1. Information regarding zoning ordinances in general, including the enabling law, typical content, and relationship to comprehensive planning. 2. Brief history of the current Borough of Ben Avon Heights Zoning Ordinance, including the reasoning as to why the current Zoning Ordinance is proposed to be replaced, and background as to current revision. 3. General description of the provisions of the draft Borough of Ben Avon Heights Zoning Ordinance and the Borough of Ben Avon Heights Zoning Map. The Borough of Ben Avon Heights Zoning Ordinance proposed for enactment and to be discussed at this Public Meeting, will be under consideration for eventual adoption by the Council of the Borough of Ben Avon Heights.

The proposed Borough of Ben Avon Heights Zoning Ordinance, including both Draft Ordinance text and related zoning map, to be considered for enactment, is available for review at 12 Lynton Lane, Ben Avon Heights, Pennsylvania, or online at http://www.benavonheightsborough.com. (Please call (412) 766-1561 in advance to review the Ordinance). The public is cordially invited to attend the Public Meeting.

Brief Borough History

The Borough of Ben Avon Heights is situated on a hill above the Ohio River just nine miles from the city of Pittsburgh, PA. The approximately two square mile area Borough is primarily a residential community with 142 homes, a lovely community park, and one commercial property, the Shannopin Country Club. Some have described the neighborhood as A Norman Rockwell Kind of Community.

The Borough is governed by a mayor and borough council all of whom serve as elected volunteers. The Borough has a storied past and has included many past mayors and burgesses and well as an interesting history of places where voting has occured.

The current borough real estate tax rate is 7.95 mills and a wage or earned income tax of one half of one percent. The borough’s annual budget is about $500,000. Demographics from 2010 are available.

For a complete history of the formation of Ben Avon Heights Borough, please visit the Borough History page.