Lehigh Valley Planning Commission





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  • Experts say a regional approach is essential for tackling freight transportation

    LVB.com, June 22, 2018

    As construction of warehouses and distribution centers continues to increase throughout the region, the challenges of transporting all that freight continue to rise in importance.


    These issues touch on a host of trends and factors, from the changing needs of the labor force to the amount of time people spend driving to and from work navigating busy highways.


    To identify and explore the issues facing freight transportation, several regional organizations hosted an Eastern Pennsylvania Freight Summit at Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus in Bethlehem on Thursday.


    The first day of the event included panel discussions and several speakers, followed by guided tours of manufacturing and distribution facilities in the region today.


    Click here to read the full article.

  • PennDOT focusing on truck parking in Lehigh Valley, other congested areas

    Lehigh Valley Live, June 22, 2018

    Parking for tractor trailers was already a problem in Pennsylvania 11 years ago, and now PennDOT is calling for help with solutions.


    On Thursday, PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards said the department is moving forward with a public-private partnership, referred to as a P3, to address truck parking in the state.


    Richards spoke at the Eastern Pennsylvania Freight Summit, the first of its kind summit in the state held at Lehigh University's Iacocca Hall.


    Click here to read the full article.

  • As trucking booms, planners scramble to find tractor-trailer parking

    The Morning Call, June 21, 2018

    While the growing presence of tractor trailers has been a complaint of Lehigh Valley residents in recent years, local planners are concerned with the one place they’re not seeing them — designated truck parking spots.


    In the past decade, the Lehigh Valley has seen enormous warehouses spring up to accommodate the growing demand for online retail and overnight delivery. Logistic hubs for Walmart.com and Amazon have moved into warehouses of more than a million square feet in the Lehigh Valley, and FedEx Ground is finishing up a similarly sized warehouse in Allen Township that will be the company’s largest warehouse facility. The transportation and warehousing industries now account for about 8.4 percent of employment in the Lehigh Valley, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


    Click here to read the full article.

  • 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.

  • 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


    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


    Long Range Transportation Plan


    Lehigh Valley Regional Freight Plan

  • Regional Comprehensive Plan

LVPC Meetings


July 18, 2018

Executive Committee


July 24, 2018

Environment Committee

Comprehensive Planning Committee


July 26, 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


August 1, 2018

Technical Committee

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.


<<Link to LVTS meetings page>>

<<Link to PDF listing of meetings>>

Upcoming Public Meetings


Hosted by Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network and featuring a presentation by LVPC on PreparedLV: Mitigation Measures for a Sustainable, Healthy + Resilient Region

July 11, 5:30

Allentown Brew Works p.m.



FutureLV Working Group

July 16, 2018

August 20, 2018

September 17, 2018

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




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