Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

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Comprehensive Plan

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 FutureLV 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.

 

Click here for the complete current Comprehensive Plan PDF.

ONE LEHIGH VALLEY SUSTAINABILITY PLAN - Click here for PDF

The Lehigh Valley Sustainable Communities Consortium received a $3.4 million grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. This initiative resulted in a Sustainability Plan for the Lehigh Valley. The Sustainability Plan  explores a variety of topics including: housing, transit supportive land use, economic development, food access, parks and recreation, climate and energy, and catalytic projects in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton.

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