Key City of Morgantown initiatives include Homeless and Addiction Strategy, Pedestrian Safety, 
Comprehensive Plan, and Annexation.

Morgantown's Homeless and Addiction Strategy

The Morgantown City Council has called for a special work session on Oct. 11, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to gather information from city staff regarding homelessness, addiction, and other issues impacting downtown and what can be done in the short-term. This session is the beginning of an approach by council and city administration to find long-term, meaningful solutions to the issues impacting downtown Morgantown. Learn more.

Pedestrian Safety Initiative

In 2018, the City of Morgantown, Monongalia Metropolitan Planning Organization, West Virginia Division of Highways, Federal Highway Administration, and West Virginia University formed a partnership focused on improving pedestrian safety in and around Morgantown. The group created the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan which includes both short- and long-term goals for improving pedestrian and driver safety. As part of the short-term goals, the partners implemented some safety improvements at three key intersections across Morgantown which experience high pedestrian/vehicle interaction. 

Morgantown Comprehensive Plan

The Morgantown Comprehensive Plan serves as the community's blueprint for the future. It is the vision of what a community wants to become and the steps needed to realize that vision. The plan is used to guide decision-making on long-term physical, social and economic development of the city. Learn more


The 2013 Morgantown Comprehensive Plan and City Council's 2017-2019 Strategic Plan both listed annexation as a priority. Currently, the City of Morgantown is preparing an application for the annexation of 3.8 square miles in the Suncrest, Mileground, and First Ward areas by a Minor Boundary Adjustment. The proposed annexation area includes 12,830 residents and 367 businesses. While there is no timeline for submission of an application, city administration is currently working with and taking input from stakeholders. The decision of Morgantown's boundaries is an important part of our community. Learn more.