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2016 Regional Development Outlook
The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) is the region's only entity to review and coordinate development activity in Lehigh and Northampton counties. As such, the LVPC closely monitors the location, timing and implementation of development; maintains a significant amount of data; and develops regional plans around trends affecting the Lehigh Valley.
Local Government Academy
The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC received a huge response to the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute's (PMPEI) three course offerings held throughout the fall.
LVTS Establishes Freight Advisory Committee
On November 30, 2016, the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) officially established a Freight Advisory Committee for the Lehigh Valley. The emphasis on freight movement and logistics is continuing to evolve, and the formation of this Committee follows the adoption of the MOVELV: Regional Freight Plan and the need to plan for and manage relevant infrastructure.
Southwest Lehigh Public Engagement
The LVPC has been working intently with a steering committee on the Southwest Lehigh (SWL) Intermunicipal agreement, which includes the townships of Lower Macungie, Upper Milford and Lower Milford, and the boroughs of Alburtis, Emmaus and Macungie.
Fair Housing Beyond Codes
The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission hosted two workshops on November 9th and 12th, 2016 titled Fair Housing: Beyond Codes. The objective of these workshops was to provide information and raise awareness of the issues surrounding Fair Housing, Building Codes and Inclusionary Zoning.
2016 LVPC + LVTS Meeting Schedules
Lehigh Valley Long Range Transportation and Freight Plans adopted
Both MOVELV: Long Range Transportation Plan and MOVELV: Lehigh Valley Regional Freight Plan were adopted this past fall by the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study, the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Lehigh and Northampton counties. The transportation plan covers a 25-year period from 2015 to 2040. The freight plan analyzes current and future commodity flow data by both highway and rail modes and identifies problem areas and concerns throughout the regional freight network for further analysis and study.
PLANNING + PIZZA
Housing Market Report
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission has released the 2010-2014 Housing Market Report. This report is the continuation of two previous reports titled Home Buying during Economic Uncertainty: Housing Sales in the Lehigh Valley, PA 2008-2012 and Housing in the Lehigh Valley published by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) in 2014 and 2009, respectively. The data is provided at the region, county, municipal and school district levels for all five years.
2016 LTAP Training
Engineering and Traffic Studies:
February 25, 2016 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Managing Utility Cuts:
March 2, 2016, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.
If you have any questions, please contact: Gabriel Hurtado, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission at 610-264-4544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LTAP Contact Information: 400 North Street, 6th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120, phone: 800-FOR-LTAP (367-5827) Fax: (717) 783-9152 e-mail: email@example.com
PennDOT Twelve Year Program Update Survey Results Released
Statewide and Regional Transportation Priorities are aligned. Survey results were released by the State Transportation Commission and the Lehigh Valley's Top 3 Priorities are the same as the rest of Pennsylvanians:
1 - Road and Pavement Conditions
2 - Bridges
3 - Safety
Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PENNDOT) invite you as a potential applicant to participate in two informational presentations on the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Approximately $1.27 million will be available for the Lehigh Valley and a minimum of $9 million will be available statewide. The local and statewide TAP programs are run simultaneously and projects that are not selected for the Lehigh Valley TAP funds may be recommended by the LVPC and PENNDOT District 5-0 for statewide funds.
APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED JANUARY 8
Coverage of Return On Environment report
Executive Director Becky Bradley discusses the Return on Environment report with President Chris Kocher of Wildlands Conservancy and WFMZ here.
LVPC-PennDesign POP-UP Exhibit
Pipeline Planning to Reduce Risks
The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, Berks County Planning Commission, and Bucks County Planning Commission and Albright College’s Center for Excellence in Local Government worked with the League of Women Voters to provide pipeline planning information to our communities at Cedar Crest College in late September 2014.
As follow-up, the League of Women Voters has prepared a resource reference document the LVPC Environment Committee would like to share with you.
The LVPC is developing a resource center to provide accurate, objective information and support to the region’s municipalities as pipelines become a regular part of our lexicon.
Please visit our Pipeline Resource Center for more information.
2010-2014 Housing Market Report
Municipal Officials Guide
Profile + Trends
Lehigh Valley Return on Environment
ONE LEHIGH VALLEY
Regional Housing Plan
Climate + Energy Element
Traffic Trends Report
Traffic Trends Report
for selected Lehigh Valley Locations
The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) annually conducts approximately 100 traffic counts throughout Lehigh and Northampton counties under a contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Statewide, 8,000 traffic counts are performed annually. The counts are useful in monitoring traffic flows, determining traffic background growth rates, calibrating the regional travel demand forecasting model, projecting future traffic volumes, determining road design, allocating Federal funds, determining priorities for improvement projects, assessing air quality impacts, and maintaining congestion management systems. In addition, commercial realtors and developers utilize the data for marketing properties.