Lehigh Valley Planning Commission




  • LVPC Newsletters

  • 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.

  • 2015 Meeting Schedules


    2015 Meeting schedules are as follows:


    Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) – meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM. Exceptions include November and December.

    Executive Committee - meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 4:00 PM, except April and September.

    Comprehensive Planning Committee – meets on the Tuesday immediately preceding LVPC meeting dates at 12:00 PM, except September.

    Environment Committee – meets on the Tuesday immediately preceding LVPC meeting dates at 11:00 AM, except September.

    Transportation Committee – meets on the Thursday immediately preceding LVPC meeting dates at 5:00 PM.

    See Commission Meetings for updates and listing of dates.


    Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS)

    Technical Committee - Meets on the last Monday of every month at 9:00 AM. Except May and December.

    Coordinating Committee- Meets on the first Wednesday, bi-monthly, starting in February at 10:00 AM.

    See Transportation Committees for updates and list of dates.

  • WDIY Lehigh Valley Discourse

    Host Sally Handlon welcomed guest Becky Bradley, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, for a discussion on the Lehigh Valley: Live, Work and Play: Part 2 -- An update of the regional planning efforts that have occurred in 2014.


    (Original air-date 11/20/2014)


    Link to WDIY webpage


  • An Inaugural Celebration of Excellence in Planning


    Allentown, PA: The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) revealed the names of Winners and Honorees for the Inaugural Celebration of Excellence in Planning at Lehigh University, Iacocca Hall on Thursday, October 23, 2014. The event held a dual purpose: in addition to announcing the Winners and Honorees, LVPC also released 1LV, the sustainability report on a three-year, fourteen regional partnership. A $3.4 million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made this report possible.


    About the Awards

    For the 2014 Lehigh Valley Awards, a diverse panel of judges selected a winner from among the candidates in each category. The LVPC recognized these winners at the Ceremony on October 23 at Iacocca Hall, Lehigh University.


    Slideshows of Winners and Honorees are available on the LVPC website via this link.


    The Community of Distinction award honors the City of Bethlehem for plans and policies that most consistently support efficient and sustainable development, land management and resourcefulness. LVPC will work with Bethlehem to install signs that acknowledge this prestigious achievement at the primary gateways to the city.


  • Transportation Alternatives Program Applications Approved


    PennDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) was recently completed as the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) approved nine new projects for funding in June.  The TAP program is a federal cost reimbursement program, administered by PennDOT, which provides funding for the preservation and conversion of abandoned railway corridors to trails, construction of pedestrian and bicycle facilities, educational activities for pedestrians and bicyclists, and historic preservation of transportation facilities.  The TAP program was created under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).  “Similar programs of this nature have been in existence since the early 1990s and have provided nearly $20 million in funding since their inception”, according to Michael Donchez, Senior Transportation Planner with the LVPC.  These types of programs previously awarded funding in 1992, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2010.


    The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission worked jointly with PennDOT District 5 and their transportation enhancement consultant to screen and evaluate the 22 applications totaling $5,426,876 in requested funds.  The approved applications total $1,326,190.  The construction phase of these projects will be paid 100% using federal funds.


    Click here for additional Information

  • Business Matters- FedEx Jobs vs. NIMBY Syndrome- What wins?

    Original Airdate: 3/31/14 | Guests: Bob Heimbecker - Hanover Township Council & Concerned Citizen, Robert Nappa - East Allen Resident, Don Cunningham - Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, Becky Bradley - Lehigh Valley Planning Commission


  • Will Allentown rebirth end the suburbs?


    Cities will continue to attract jobs, businesses and additional investments in the years to come as lifestyles and demographics continue to evolve,


    Link to the Lehigh Valley Business article.


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