2016 Lehigh Valley Awards

Community of Distinction Winner


South Whitehall Township



South Whitehall Township


Over the past decade, South Whitehall Township has consistently distinguished itself through its comprehensive planning, land use regulations, and plans for enhancing community facilities and transportation corridors.  “The South Whitehall Township Comprehensive Plan: A Balanced Path Forward,” adopted in 2009, articulates the Township’s vision for future growth and identifies implementation strategies for achieving that vision. The Township has continually updated and supplemented its Zoning Ordinance to clarify inconsistencies, make it more user friendly, and address emerging issues like tractor trailer and oversized vehicle traffic. In 2014, the LVPC recognized the township as an Open Space Project Award Honoree for its Covered Bridge Park Master Plan (2014). South Whitehall is currently collaborating with Upper and Lower Macungie townships, as well as LANta, on a plan to transform the Hamilton Boulevard and Cedar Crest Boulevard corridors into a multimodal gateway between the western townships and the City of Allentown.


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