Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

UPCOMING EVENTS

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CURRENT HEADLINES

HELP THE REGION WIN A $21 MILLION GRANT

The Lehigh Valley is in the running for a $21.3 million federal grant to help fund a $56 million new commuter road and trail corridor from Allentown’s waterfront along the Lehigh River to Whitehall Township, but we need your help to get this Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (Build) grant.  U.S. Department of Transportation officials have said the region’s grant application is flawless – this is our fifth year trying – but this is a lot of money in a very competitive national program. They say they need to know we want it bad enough. They said they need to hear from our residents.

That’s where you can help show that we not only want it, we need it to help create a road, sidewalk and trail network that pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers can use for recreation and commuting.

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2019 SHAPING UP AS BUSY DEVELOPMENT YEAR

Development across the Lehigh Valley showed no sign of slowing in the first half of 2019, as municipalities approved 574 new housing units and more than 2.8 million square feet of non-residential space.

Even more telling is the amount of development proposed, but not yet approved. Another 1,269 housing units and 6.2 million square feet of non-residential development – a majority of it warehouses – were proposed from January to June, but remain in the approval process.

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STILL TIME TO COMMENT ON FUTURELV: THE REGIONAL PLAN

The Lehigh Valley is growing fast and the world is changing even faster.

FutureLV: The Regional Plan is designed to help us prepare for all that change as a thriving region works to manage its growth and prepare for the arrival of more people, more visitors, more online shopping, more autonomous vehicles and well, just plain more of almost everything.

After nearly three years that included more than 170 public meetings and events and participation by 8,500 residents, a draft of the plan is now available at LVPC.org and at public offices across the region. Serving as the plan for Lehigh and Northampton counties, FutureLV will remain open for public comment through September 23.

MEETINGS + TRAINING

  • LVPC MEETINGS

     

    September 19, 2019

    Executive Committee

     

    September 24, 2019

    Environment Committee

    Comprehensive Planning Committee

     

    September 26, 2019

    Transportation Committee

     

    September 26, 2019

    LVPC Commission

     

     All Commission and Committee meetings will be held unless otherwise noted at:

     

    Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

    961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 310

    Allentown, PA 18109

  • LVTS MEETINGS

    November 6, 2019

    Technical Committee

     

    October 2, 2019

    Joint Technical + Coordinating Committee

  • FUTURELV WORKING GROUP

    Monday, September 16, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

  • PLANNING + PIZZA

    September 25: Water Management

    How the plan to enhance walking, rolling and transit can make things better for everyone - including drivers

    October 30: Multi-Municipal Cooperation

    How joining together is helping communities be more efficient.

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  • LOCAL TECHNICAL
    ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    Upcoming LTAP Courses

    October 1, 8 am-3 pm
    Salt and Snow Management

    October 22, 8 am-12 pm
    Signs and Safety Features
    for Bridges/Culverts

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  • LEHIGH VALLEY

    GOVERNMENT ACADEMY

    2019 LVGA Courses held 5:30-9 pm at LVPC Office

    September 11, 18, 25

    Community Planning

    October  2, 9, 16
    Subdivision and Land Development Review

    November  4, 18, 25
    Zoning

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TWEETS

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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