Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

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Comprehensive Plan

FUTURELV: REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) in 2019 released the region’s fifth comprehensive plan. FutureLV establishes goals, policies and actions designed to carry the region through 2045 and beyond, but it will be updated every four years to account for the changes of a successful and growing region. FutureLV refreshes a 2005 plan that had substantial updates in 2010, and is among the first comprehensive plans in the nation that merges the land use, economic, environmental, housing, preservation and farming policies with the transportation planning and investment policies of the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study. FutureLV cover’s both Lehigh and Northampton counties, creating a forward-thinking strategy that leads the region into the future, while addressing the needs of today.

Find the plan here. Click below for the interactive plan website.

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: THE LEHIGH VALLEY...2030 - Click here for PDF

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.

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