Lehigh Valley Planning Commission



Environmental Planning


The LVPC has a long history of planning for and promoting the protection of the natural environment. Since its establishment in 1961, the LVPC has been involved in a variety of environmental planning activities including stormwater management planning, sewer and water planning, open space planning and hazard mitigation planning. As the region continues to grow, striking a balance between development and the protection of the environment becomes increasingly critical to maintaining a high quality of life in the valley. Environmental planning is key to achieving this balance. The LVPC has prepared numerous studies, plans and model regulations related to these activities.


The LVPC was very proud to be the recipient of the award for Individual Leadership for the Delaware Valley Green Building Council’s 2017 Lehigh Valley Sustainability Awards. The awards event took place on June 8th at Allentown Brew Works. The nomination was entered by Christa Kraftician, Director, Spillman Farmer Architects. The LVPC was commended for promoting sustainability through a variety of topics in a large collection of plans, reports, and ordinances developed in the past several years, including:  Regional Climate and Energy Plan (2014); Return on Environment Plan (2014); One Water Plan (2016); Open Space Plan for Northampton County (2015); Open Space Plan for Lehigh County (to be completed in 2017). These works could not have been achieved without our extremely knowledgeable and dedicated Environmental Planning Team. The LVPC looks forward to continuing to incorporate sustainability into all future planning work, particularly during the development of the Regional Comprehensive Plan update.


Pictures from the event: LVPC representatives with members of the DVGBC nomination committee, and all of the awards nominees and winners.




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