Welcome to

 Elizabeth Township

Elizabeth Township lies between the shores of the Youghiogheny and Monongahela Rivers with a population of roughly thirteen thousand people, encompassing nearly twenty-three square miles in the southeastern section of Allegheny County. Elizabeth Township was formed from a part of Rostraver Township and was originally part of three counties: Bedford, Westmoreland, and Allegheny. This area was included in the large tract of land that was granted to the Penn family by King Charles II in 1681.

In 1788, Allegheny County was formed and Elizabeth Township, named in honor of Elizabeth Bayard, wife to the founder of Elizabeth Village, was incorporated as one of its original seven townships. Some villages located in Elizabeth Township are Boston, Greenock, Buena Vista, Industry, Blythedale, Blaine Hill, Mt. Vernon, Victory, and Central.

Elizabeth Township is home to the Great Allegheny Passage Trail. A trail for all seasons that follows the scenic Youghiogheny River along the former Pittsburgh and Lake Erie (P&LE) Railroad. The trail’s gentle grade, smooth surface, isolation from motorized traffic, and inherently scenic landscape offers visitors of all ages and levels of physical ability magnificent settings where they can safely walk, jog, cross country ski, or bicycle. The main access areas of Boston Park, Buena Vista, and Blythedale provide parking, benches, toilets, drinking water, bike racks, visitor information, picnic pavilions and security lighting. River access and historic interpretation signs are provided at key points along the trail. For more information and maps, please visit: www.gaptrail.org

STATE OF THE TOWNSHIP

Brought to you by the

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee

This overview of Elizabeth Township was developed by the Comprehensive Plan Consultants Environmental Planning and Design to provide economic, demographic, and planning information for Township residents.

The Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee would like residents to participate in a series of public meetings in 2021 to provide input and guidance for the future of the Township.

Please look out for official meeting dates, and in the mean time, enjoy this educational experience! 

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Township Events 

*All events to take place via Zoom, unless otherwise noted*

JANUARY 2021

January 4th @ 7:00pm - Commissioner Meeting

January 20th @ 7:00pm - Planning Commission Meeting 

January 27th @ 7:00pm - Zoning Hearing Board

FEBRUARY 2021

February 1st @ 7:00pm - Commissioner Meeting

February 17th @ 7:00pm - Planning Commission Meeting 

February 24th @ 7:00pm - Zoning Hearing Board

MARCH 2021

March 1st @ 7:00pm - Commissioner Meeting

March 17th @ 7:00pm - Planning Commission Meeting 

March 24th @ 7:00pm - Zoning Hearing Board

APRIL 2021

April 5th @ 7:00pm - Commissioner Meeting

April 21st @ 7:00pm - Planning Commission Meeting 

April 28th @ 7:00pm - Zoning Hearing Board

MAY 2021

May 3rd @ 7:00pm - Commissioner Meeting

May 19th @ 7:00pm - Planning Commission Meeting 

May 26th @ 7:00pm - Zoning Hearing Board

JUNE 2021

June 7th @ 7:00pm - Commissioner Meeting

June 16th @ 7:00pm - Planning Commission Meeting 

June 23rd @ 7:00pm - Zoning Hearing Board

JULY 2021

July 12th @ 7:00pm - Commissioner Meeting

July 21st @ 7:00pm - Planning Commission Meeting 

July 28th @ 7:00pm - Zoning Hearing Board

AUGUST 2021

August 2nd @ 7:00pm - Commissioner Meeting

August 18th @ 7:00pm - Planning Commission Meeting 

August 25th @ 7:00pm - Zoning Hearing Board

SEPTEMBER 2021

September 13th @ 7:00pm - Commissioner Meeting

September 15th @ 7:00pm - Planning Commission Meeting 

September 22nd @ 7:00pm - Zoning Hearing Board

OCTOBER 2021

October 4th @ 7:00pm - Commissioner Meeting

October 20th@ 7:00pm - Planning Commission Meeting 

October 27th @ 7:00pm - Zoning Hearing Board

NOVEMBER 2021

November 1st @ 7:00pm - Commissioner Meeting

November 17th @ 7:00pm - Planning Commission Meeting 

November 18th @ 7:00pm - Zoning Hearing Board

                                                  *TENTATIVE*

DECEMBER 2021

December 6th @ 7:00pm - Commissioner Meeting

December 15th @ 7:00pm - Planning Commission Meeting 

December 16th @ 7:00pm - Zoning Hearing Board

                                                  *TENTATIVE*

ABOUT US

Elizabeth Township is a First-Class Township located in the southeast portion of Allegheny County. The township is nestled between the Youghiogheny and Monongahela rivers. We have affordable housing and many local businesses that create an incredible standard of living for the residents.

ADDRESS

522 Rock Run Road

Elizabeth, PA 15037

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