Lehigh Valley Planning Commission




Governor Tom Wolf announced four Lehigh Valley municipalities won a combined $3.7 million in state grants for bicycle and pedestrian projects.



  • Strategies for upgrading Bath's downtown core revealed

    LVB.com, May 7, 2018

    Officials from Lehigh Valley Planning Commission unveiled a study geared to re-imagine Bath's downtown business district, with plans that include improving streets, building facades and parking.


    At a town hall meeting in the borough on Saturday, members of LVPC discussed the results of its yearlong project that focused on parking and transportation safety.


    Click here to view the full article.

  • Road Warrior: Realization of light rail dreams a long way off

    The Morning Call, May 4, 2018

    I swung by and took notes Wednesday during the first of two public forums on the proposed Lehigh Valley Transportation Improvement Plan, a four-year list of $534 million worth of public transit, infrastructure and transportation improvements. I was pretty surprised when no one asked questions about specific projects, such as any of the various projects on Route 309 and Route 22 or the roundabout scheduled for Route 222.


    What did grab my attention was an excellent inquiry into light rail in the Lehigh Valley.


    Click here to view the full article.

  • $534M in transportation improvements proposed for Lehigh Valley

    LVB.com, April 4, 2018

    A proposed $534 million transportation improvement plan that touches every corner of Northampton and Lehigh counties, including some of the busiest roads and bridges, was unveiled this morning by the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study committees.


    The 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program maps out a plan over the next four years to improve more than 110 of the Lehigh Valley’s highest priority roads, bridges, transit, pedestrian, bicycle and rail infrastructure.


    Click here to view the full article.

  • In wake of e-commerce boom, adapt and reuse retail spaces

    The Morning Call, March 26, 2018

    Since 2013, nearly 19.7 million square feet of big box warehouse development has been approved by the local governments of the region, making the Lehigh Valley the fastest growing e-commerce and distribution center in the nation.


    Love it or hate it, this growth is largely driven by the nation’s insatiable appetite for buying online, the Lehigh Valley’s proximity to major markets and the connectivity and quality of our infrastructure. Yet, e-commerce facilities pose some of the most unique land use, development and infrastructure and environmental challenges that the region has seen in a generation.


    Click here to view the full article.

  • Population continues to grow in the Lehigh Valley

    The Morning Call, March 26, 2018

    The Lehigh Valley continued its slow and steady growth last year, according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau estimate. And it wasn’t alone — Pennsylvania’s population also nudged upward, increasing by almost 20,000 after a slight population dip the year before.


    Click here to view the full article.

  • Freight Advisory Committee


    The LVTS Freight Advisory Committee meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 at 11:30 am at Penn State Lehigh Valley campus, will be rescheduled to Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 8:00 am at Lehigh University’s Iacocca Hall, 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA to run concurrently with the Eastern PA Freight Summit. Thank you for your continued participation in transportation planning and investment in the Lehigh Valley.


    LVTS – (Metropolitan Planning Organization) is committed to compliance with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, executive orders, regulations and policies applicable to the programs and activities it administers. Accordingly, the MPO is dedicated to ensuring that program beneficiaries receive public participation opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or economic status.  Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities and the location is reachable by public transit. The MPO will provide auxiliary services for individuals with language, speech, sight or hearing impediments provided the request for assistance is made 14 days prior to the meeting. The MPO will attempt to satisfy other requests, as it is able.  Please make your request for auxiliary services to Michael Donchez at 610-264-4544. If you believe you have been denied participation opportunities, or otherwise discriminated against in relation to the programs or activities administered by the MPO, you may file a complaint using the procedures provided in our complaint process document or by contacting Michael Donchez at 610-264-4544 or mdonchez@lvpc.org.

  • New Subdivision and Land Development Fee Schedule +

    Plan Signing Requirements

    The LVPC has updated the current fee schedule for services related to Subdivision and Land Development applications. These fees went into effect on October 1, 2017.


    The schedule and submission requirements can be viewed here.


    Click here for the new Plan Signing Requirements

    Click here for the new Subdivision Review Submission Requirements

  • Southwestern Lehigh County Comprehensive Plan final draft released!


     The six-municipality Southwestern Lehigh County Comprehensive Plan is ready for adoption!

      Click here to view the project page and links to the final documents.

  • New Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management Guidelines Released


    Annual Development Report 2017

  • LVTS Public Participation Plan Update

    Public involvement is a vital component of the transportation planning process. Providing full disclosure of plans and programs not only during the development phase but also after the adoption of these plans and programs allows the general public the opportunity to be involved, comment on, and influence the development process. Every person, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, disability, or socio-economic status should have the opportunity to take part in and influence the transportation planning process. This Public Participation Plan provides for and documents the methods utilized by the LVTS to achieve this outcome.


    Full PDF Draft Report click here.


    Click here for the Public Notice on a public meeting related to this plan.

  • The People: Population + Employment Projections 2017

  • BuildLV

    Monthly Development Report


    Congestion Management Process



    Long Range Transportation Plan


    Lehigh Valley Regional Freight Plan

  • Regional Comprehensive Plan

LVPC Meetings


June 20, 2018

Executive Committee


June 26, 2018

Environment Committee

Comprehensive Planning Committee


June 28, 2018

Transportation Committee

LVPC Commission


The following is the schedule of regular monthly meetings and all Committee meetings of the Lehigh Valley Planning 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


LVPC – meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM. Except December.

Executive Committee – meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 4:00 PM.

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

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

Transportation Committee – meets on the Thursday immediately preceding LVPC meeting dates at 5:30 PM.


<<Link to LVPC meetings page>>

<<Link to PDF listing of meetings>>

LVTS Meetings


June 21, 2018

Freight Advisory Committee 8:00am

At Lehigh University Iacocca Hall


July 11, 2018

Technical Committee


The following is the schedule of

regular monthly meetings of the Lehigh

Valley Transportation Study (LVTS). All

LVTS meetings will be held, unless

otherwise noted, at:


Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 310

Allentown, PA 18109


Technical Committee

Meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 9:00 AM (except May and December).

Coordinating Committee

Meets on the first Wednesday, every

other month, starting in February at 10:00

AM (except December).

Freight Advisory Committee

Meets four times annually following

LVTS Coordinating Committee during

the months of April (2018 only), June, August and December.


<<Link to LVTS meetings page>>

<<Link to PDF listing of meetings>>

Local Technical

Assistance Program 2018

Lehigh Valley Government Academy 2018


5:30-9 p.m.

September 6, September 13, September 20



5:30-9 p.m.

October 16, October 23, October 30



5:30-9 p.m.

November 1, November 8, November 15



Upcoming Public Meetings



7 p.m., July 10

at IronWorks Municipal Building


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