Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

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  • $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.

     

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  • Freight Advisory Committee

    NEW DATE

    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.

  • Employment Opportunity

    Director of Transportation Planning

    The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) is seeking a candidate for Director of Transportation Planning to lead a team developing and managing the implementation of the regional multi-modal long-range transportation plan, and implementation of this plan, subject to Federal and state requirements of metropolitan and county planning. The Director of Transportation Planning performs complex professional, stakeholder development and administrative work under the general supervision of the LVPC Executive Director. The Director of Transportation Planning also, works closely with the community, Lehigh Valley Planning Commissioners and Lehigh Valley Transportation Study Board. As such, possessing excellent communication and time management skills, and the ability to manage the work of others is key. Communication of technical analyses via written reports and presentations (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) is also required.

     

    Click here for the full description and application details.

  • 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

  • Request for Proposals

    WALK/BIKELV: Regional Active Transportation Plan

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

     

    WALK/BIKELV: REGIONAL ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN – PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE STUDY

     

    The LEHIGH VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION (LVPC) is accepting proposals for a one-time contract to perform certain professional consulting services work for LEHIGH AND NORTHAMPTON COUNTIES, Pa.  Proposals shall be submitted electronically via the PennBid Program no later than April, 18, 2018, at 3 PM, prevailing time.

     

    Documents related to this solicitation are available at no cost on PennBid (www.pennbid.net)

     

    Any questions or inquiries shall be submitted via the “Questions” feature within PennBid.

     

    By Order of, Becky Bradley, Executive Director, 961 Marcon Blvd, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18109, (610) 264-4544

     

    LVPC – (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.  The MPO will attempt to satisfy requests, as it is able.  Please make your request for auxiliary services 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 the LVPC at 610-264-4544 or mdonchez@lvpc.org.

     

  • With an eye to the future, planners prepare the Lehigh Valley for

    rapid technology changes

    The Morning Call, December 6, 2017

     

      Click here to view the full article.

     

  • America's reinvention is global, digital and sustainable, speaker says

    Lehigh Valley Live, December 6, 2017

    America is in a period of fundamental reinvention, and its future will be global, digital and sustainable, an entrepreneur told a Lehigh Valley symposium on Wednesday.

     

    "We're totally capable of making this transition," said Peter Leyden, former editor of "Wired" magazine and author of "What's Next" and "The Long Boom."

     

    Click here to view the full article.

  • 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.

  • Lehigh Valley Planning Commission holds gala, awards ceremony

    WFMZ, October 18, 2017

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  • New Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management Guidelines Released

  • BUILDLV

    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.

  • And The 2017 'Individual Leader' Lehigh Valley Sustainability Award Goes To ...

    Lehigh Valley Planning Commission!

     

    Click here to find out more!

  • Congratulations to Becky Bradley!

    LVPC's Executive Director, Becky Bradley, was awarded the title of Outstanding Woman in Business during the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce 2017 Excellence in Business Awards on June 13, 2017.

     

    Becky was also recently recognized by the Lehigh Valley Business Journal as one of the 2017 Women of Influence.

     

    The LVPC staff is very proud to have her leading our team!

  • FutureLV Comprehensive Plan Update

  • The People: Population + Employment Projections 2017

  • "Industrial sector drives what should be more growth in '17"

  • BuildLV

    Monthly Development Report

  • MOVELV

    Congestion Management Process

    DRAFT

  • MOVELV

    Long Range Transportation Plan

  • MOVELV

    Lehigh Valley Regional Freight Plan

  • Regional Comprehensive Plan

LVPC Meetings

 

April 24, 2018

Environment Committee

Comprehensive Planning Committee

 

April 26, 2018

Transportation Committee

LVPC Commission

 

May 16, 2018

Executive Committee

 

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

 

May 2, 2018

Technical Committee

 

June 6, 2018

Technical + Coordinating Committees

 

June 21, 2018

Freight Advisory Committee 8:00am

At Lehigh University Iacocca Hall

 

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

2018 course dates have

been released and are

open for registration!

TWEETS

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