his Design Guide was prepared as a tool to help preserve and improve the landscape and character of existing and future development along Route 31 West. The use of this Design Guide is voluntary. The recommendations given in this document are encouraged to be used as general guidance in making decisions about how to use land and construct and improve buildings and other improvements along Route 31 West in Jefferson and Somerset Townships. T
At the time this Design Guide was prepared, Jefferson and Somerset Townships did not have zoning ordinances. Development controls were limited to the Somerset County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO) and the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code, enforced locally by Somerset County. This Design Guide does not impose any requirements, restrictions, or zoning standards. It neither authorizes nor prohibits new construction. This Design Guide carries no legal weight or regulatory authority and is not a replacement for zoning ordinances or the Somerset County SALDO.
ROUTE 31 WEST CORRIDOR DESIGN GUIDE
DRAFT: MARCH 2009