Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
FUTURELV: REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE
The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) is in the process of creating the fifth Comprehensive Plan for the region. The current plan was created in 2005, with substantial updates in 2010. However, the economy, population, land use and even consumer preferences have changed since the current plan was first written, leading to the LVPC’s desire to completely and strategically develop a new set of goals, policies and implementation strategies. This effort began in December 2016 and will continue through 2019. The Comprehensive Plan will cover both Lehigh and Northampton Counties.
Please click here to visit the project page for the FutureLV Comprehensive Plan Update
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: THE LEHIGH VALLEY...2030
Based on public opinion surveys, workshops and information provided to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission at numerous meetings the major planning issues in the Lehigh Valley are as follows:
• preservation of farmland
• preservation and protection of natural features
• redevelopment of old industrial sites including brownfields
• renewal and revitalization of the cities
• development of more parks and recreational facilities
• upgrade roads and intersections
This comprehensive plan advocates measures to achieve these and other goals relevant to conservation, development and redevelopment in the Lehigh Valley in the next 25 years.
Following are the links to the various sections of the comprehensive plan. Each link is a pdf file and, because of their size, they may take several seconds or minutes to load on slow Internet connections.
Natural Resources Plan
Parks and Recreation
Statement of Interrelationships
Statement of Plan Interrelationships, Statement Regarding Plan Relationship to Plans for Adjacent Counties and Local Municipalies, Supplemental Planning Activities, Appendix A (Glossary), Appendix B (Lehigh Valley Surface Transportation Plan (2003-2022), Appendix C (LVPC Resolution #7-01), Appendix D (LVPC Resolution #2-05, dated April 28, 2005), Appendix E (Lehigh County Commissioners Bill 2005- #64, Ordinance 2005 - #167), Appendix F (Northampton County Resolution #20-05), Appendix G (LVPC Resolution No. 2-10)
Model Regulations and Supplemental Planning Studies