Village of Blakeslee Master Plan
Over time, the character of this historic crossroads village has declined as conventional strip commercial development has replaced the buildings that once defined the village center. Tobyhanna Township sought to reverse this trend and promote a mixed-use district with enhanced architectural standards and improved pedestrian and civic places. This master plan & design guideline for Blakeslee seeks to revitalize its historic village center and enhance economic development opportunities at this important crossroads. Our planning process began with a visual preference survey followed by listening sessions & two planning workshops to establish a vision & master plan for this historic gateway to this Pocono Mountains ski & vacation resort community.