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FEDERAL BUILD GRANT WOULD FUND $38 MILLION TRAIL PROJECT

The vision is clear: A scenic recreation and commuter trail that rivals San Antonio’s Riverwalk snaking along the Lehigh River, from Allentown to Whitehall Township.

It’s part of a $38 million project designed to close the largest gap along the 165-mile D&L Trail, connecting urban, suburban and rural neighborhoods along a 3.5-mile stretch that has been identified as Pennsylvania’s highest priority trail gap.

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, with help from dozens of business, government and community partners, has applied for a $19.6 million federal grant to make it happen.

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FIVE LEHIGH VALLEY ROADS SLATED AS CRITICAL FREIGHT CORRIDORS

With the Lehigh Valley taking its place as one of the nation’s fastest-growing passageways for the goods people order online every day, transportation planners are trying to move six high-traffic roads into a new federal program designed to improve freight movement.

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LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR COMMUNITY'S ROAD NETWORK SAFER

Have you ever noticed that stop sign with the tree branch hanging in front of it? Or maybe you’ve wondered why the crosswalks in the business district are faded.

Those are the kinds of roadway issues you’d be trained to find during the daylong Road Safety Audit class offered through the Local Technical Assistance Program.  The class will be offered for the first time in Pennsylvania, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., September 11th at the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) offices.

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BE THE SMARTEST COMMUNITY ORGANIZER IN THE ROOM

Are you a concerned citizen looking to make sure your voice is heard? The Lehigh Valley Government Academy (LVGA) may be your ticket to bringing real change in your community.

These crash courses in community planning, zoning and land development will help you know your rights and responsibilities as you try to navigate the complex world of how development gets done.

This year’s schedule of courses begins in September with Community Planning. The 10-hour course will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on three successive Thursdays September 6, September 13 and September 20, at the offices of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.

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LEHIGH VALLEY SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT SET FOR SEPTEMBER 21

The rules are changing for recycling and stormwater runoff and that figures to be more expensive for municipalities, businesses, property owners and residents.

The Lehigh Valley Sustainability Summit, hosted by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, will look to cut through some of the complexities of new government regulations. The LVPC-sponsored summit, scheduled for September 21st at the Homewood Suites Center Valley, will include a session on Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) regulations. The session titled “MS4 and Your Property”, will be moderated by LVPC Director of Environmental Planning Geoff Reese. MS4 is a state program that forces most Lehigh Valley municipalities to abide by rules designed to reduce pollutants into streams through stormwater runoff.

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FutureLV

 

FutureLV Working Group

August 20, 2018

September 17, 2018

LVPC Meetings

 

August 21, 2018 NEW DATE + TIME

Executive Committee

 

August 28, 2018

Environment Committee

Comprehensive Planning Committee

 

August 30, 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 Tuesday of every month at 1:00 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.

 

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LVTS Meetings

 

September 5, 2018

Technical Committee

 

October 3, 2018

Coordinating 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.

 

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Local Technical

Assistance Program 2018

Lehigh Valley Government Academy 2018

COMMUNITY PLANNING

5:30-9 p.m.

September 6, September 13, September 20

 

ZONING ADMINISTRATION

5:30-9 p.m.

October 16, October 23, October 30

 

SUBDIVISION + LAND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW

5:30-9 p.m.

November 1, November 8, November 15

 

ALL COURSES AT LVPC OFFICE

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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