Moon Township Market Analysis
Moon Township is located along the Ohio River in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Moon is 12 miles northwest of Pittsburgh and includes the Pittsburgh International Airport and the main campus of Robert Morris University.
Moon Township’s Comprehensive Plan process recommended an update to the zoning and land use codes. Moon Township wanted to have that update guided by market realities for the current and projected demand for different land uses so it could better align its available land with the needs of residents and the market.
Fourth Economy Consulting completed a market analysis for Moon Township, PA that serves as the basis for potential zoning updates in the township. The market study examined residential, retail, commercial and industrial uses and how trends in the market might impact the future demand and supply for different land uses.
The outcomes of the study included the following:
Understanding trends and opportunities for economic development initiatives. The team compared local, regional, and national trends to make informed predictions of how much residential and commercial development the township could sustain.
Recommending zoning updates that support desired uses and facilitate the development process. The analysis also identified barriers within the existing zoning code that would preclude the type of development recommended in the Comprehensive Plan, and suggested changes in the zoning code that would permit this kind of development.
Examining the potential market and zoning changes in critical priority areas for the township in greater depth.