Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

LVPC FEATURED ON RCN TV - October 2017

Matt Assad, Managing Editor

Lights. Camera. Action! The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission was featured on RCN TV4 cable television’s “Community Spotlight.”  During a 30-minute taping done Thursday, RCN Host Dan Mowdy dug into ongoing issues that included warehouse and apartment development across the region, farmland preservation and the Hazard Mitigation Plan being updated by the Planning Commission in 2018.

 

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BUILDLV 2017 REVEALS SPIKE IN WAREHOUSE AND APARTMENT BUILDING - September 2017

Matt Assad, Managing Editor

It is a mosaic that was 12 months in the making and when the Lehigh Valley’s 2016 development picture came into focus two things were clear: the region is in the midst of an unprecedented warehousing boom and developers are building five times as many apartments as single-family homes.

 

LVPC’s annual development report has become a must-read for municipal officials, real estate brokers, the economic development community and anyone who cares about how their community develops land.  The full report includes a menu of interactive maps, designed by LVPC Senior GIS Planner Justin Barclay, that provide development data for every municipality.

 

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LVPC PREPARING THE LEHIGH VALLEY FOR DISASTER - September 2017

Matt Assad, Managing Editor

Even before Harvey and Irma arrived, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission was working on a plan to help the region better withstand the kind of destruction that swept through Texas and Florida earlier this month.

 

With help from a federal grant, the LVPC in August launched a more than yearlong effort to update a Hazard Mitigation Plan that will spell out how each of the Valley’s 62 municipalities should prepare and respond to both natural and manmade disasters.  A process that will include input by community leaders, emergency management officials and private citizens from across the region is scheduled to yield a new plan by October of 2018.

 

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NEW ROUTE 22 BRIDGE TO OPEN THIS FALL - September 2017

Matt Assad, Managing Editor

After more than a year of driving through construction along Route 22, Lehigh Valley motorists will soon get a chance to drive on a newly-minted bridge across the Lehigh River.

 

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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