Lehigh Valley Planning Commission


The popular lunch series where you give us your thoughts on some of the region’s most important issues is back for 2018. Each hourlong Planning and Pizza session is held at 12 p.m. at the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission offices, 961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 310, Allentown PA 18109. Join us for free discussion and free pizza.


FutureLV Community Survey Results

June 27, 2018 Noon-1:30 p.m.

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission conducted a survey that was taken by more than 1,100 people in the Lehigh Valley. The 23-question analysis was designed assess people‘s preferences on issues ranging from land use to transportation to education to housing. The purpose of the questionnaire is to get public input as we write a new comprehensive plan for the region.

Hazard Mitigation

July 10, 2018 Noon-1:30 p.m.

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission is partnering with Lehigh and Northampton counties in writing a new plan to help prepare the region for disasters such as flood, hurricane or even building collapse.  The Lehigh Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan is designed to lessen the impact of such events by using a proactive approach of assessing the risk and then identifying actions to create safe, more disaster-resilient communities. The plan is necessary for the region to be eligible for funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.   A draft of the new plan is expected in July.


  • April 17, 2018. Census 2020: How the Next Count Will Impact Your Future

    Click here to view a PDF of the 2020 Census Overview presentation


    Click here to view a PDF of the 2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses Operation (LUCA) Introduction training presentation


    Click here to view the 2020 Census at a Glance flyer

  • March 28, 2018. Regional Housing Market Report


    Click here to view a PDF of the presentation.


  • March 8, 2018. The Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan: How You Can Help Prepare for Disaster


    Click here to view a PDF of the presentation.


  • February 23, 2018. DataLV: The Statistical Snapshot of the Lehigh Valley

    Click here to view a PDF of the presentation.


    Click here to visit the DataLV website.


  • January 31, 2017. FutureLV: Regional Comprehensive Plan


    Click here to view a PDF of the presentation.

  • December 21, 2016. FutureLV: Regional Comprehensive Plan

    Title:   FutureLV: Regional Comprehensive Plan

    Date:  Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    Time: 12:00 pm


    "The best way to predict the future is to create it" -Abraham Lincoln


    A dynamic discussion on the evolution of Lehigh and Northampton Counties follows the presentation. It is not just your opportunity but your right to shape your future. We look forward to planning with you!

  • November 16, 2016. BuildLV: Regional Development Report

    Title:   BUILDLV: Regional Development Report

    Date:  Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    Time: 12:00 pm


    The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) has released its much-anticipated annual BUILDLV: Lehigh Valley Development and Outlook Report (2016).


    Land is one of our most precious resources, and land development today will shape not only our quality of life, but that of future generations for many years to come. The subdivision and land development plans submitted to the LVPC provide important insights into the location, pace and character of development in Lehigh and Northampton counties. These insights into regional development activity, in turn, illuminate trends in the region’s economy and can anticipate changes in the region’s physical landscape.


    Insights and trends:

    • Place Matters: In 2015, Lehigh County experienced more residential development, while Northampton County experienced more non-residential development.

    • Development Favors Townships: Throughout the last ten years, most development activity has occurred in the townships, and only a quarter of final plans have come from cities or boroughs.

    • E-Commerce Flourishes: Industrial development continues to drive the non-residential sector, with warehouse development playing an increasingly important role as e-commerce continues to gain market share.

    • Residential Lags: Non-residential development has recovered more quickly and more fully from the financial crisis than residential development.

    • Condos Return: Apartment and assisted living developments have shown particular strength, and condominiums now appear to be returning to the scene.


  • October 26, 2016. Monocacy Creek H2O Study

  • August 24, 2016. Lehigh County Parks + Agriculture Planning

    Title:   Lehigh County Parks + Agriculture Planning

    Date:  Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Time: 12:00 pm


    LVPC is dedicated to providing you with the latest and greatest information, data, and reports. This is a tremendously valuable resource to you as a Lehigh Valley resident. Come join us for a conversation about our upcoming Lehigh County Livable Landscapes, Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Agricultural Lands Planning effort as part of our 2016 Planning + Pizza series.


    This summer the LVPC will collaborate with Lehigh County to develop a Livable Landscapes plan, guiding future park, recreation, open space and agricultural land efforts within the County.


    The focus of the plan will be on environmentally-sensitive areas, farmland, trails, outdoor recreation, historic and cultural areas, economic benefits and the overall quality of life within Lehigh County. A robust public engagement program will be accomplished for the project. A vision for Lehigh County’s open space network will be created that will define the desired future to be accomplished through the plan’s goals, policies and recommended actions. The plan will be completed by summer 2017.

  • July 29, 2016. Stuck in Traffic, Congestion Management

    Title:   Stuck in Traffic, Congestion Management

    Date:  Friday , July 29, 2016

    Time: 12:00 pm


    The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) has prepared an update of its Congestion Management Process (CMP).


    The CMP, required by federal regulations, is a performance-based approach to managing regional roadway congestion by identifying key congested locations and recommending targeted strategies and actions for reducing congestion.  CMP strategies emphasize maximizing travel capacity on existing infrastructure through demand reduction and operational management strategies, as opposed to simply increasing roadway capacity.

  • June 27, 2016. WALKLV: LVPC Sidewalk Inventory

    WALKLV: LVPC Sidewalk Inventory +

    State Pedestrian + Bicycle Initiatives with Roy Gothie/PennDOT

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


    The Lehigh Valley sidewalk and crosswalk inventory will be the first of its kind for the region and is intended to provide a regional assessment of sidewalk connectivity and accessibility. While there are many beneficial applications, the main goal of this study is to promote an interconnected network of pedestrian-accessible transportation corridors.


    This initial effort will inventory sidewalks and marked crosswalks in an effort to identify gaps. This report will lay the groundwork for a future regional bicycle and pedestrian planning study and can be used to underpin a variety of additional planning exercises.


  • May 25, 2016. Show Us the $: Transportation Funding

    Show Us the $: Transportation Funding

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


    Are you an elected official, municipal manager, engineer, or soliciter? This Planning + Pizza is for you! Join LVPC staff for a discussion of transportation funding sources and how it translates to on the ground projects here in the Lehigh Valley.


    Review of transportation funding sources and how it translates to on the ground projects here in the Lehigh Valley. Discussion will include federal funding apportionments, state allocations, and metropolitan planning organization priorities. Discussion will also include grant, reimbursement and loan programs available for transportation enhancement projects.


    Come join LVPC staff discuss this topic!


Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

961 Marcon Boulevard - Suite 310

Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 264-4544

Toll Free: (888) 627-8808

Fax: (610) 264-2616