Seal of Allen Township

4714 Indian Trail Road
Northampton, PA 18067
Phone: 610.262.7012
Fax: 610.262.7364
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The 2017 Comprehensive Plan Update: Planning for Our Future

The Allen Township Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission will conduct a series of workshop meetings scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Allen Township Municipal Building. Purpose of the workshop meetings will be to discuss the development and delivery of the Comprehensive Plan Update with the Township's Planning Consultant (Hawk Valley Associates and CH Planning). The public is encouraged to attend all meetings and share their input as this project proceeds.

What is the Comprehensive Plan?

The Comprehensive Plan is the process of analyzing the current condition of the Township and planning for the future growth of the community; covering such issues as land use and development, housing needs, community facilities, protection of cultural and natural resources, transportation and infrastructure.

Allen Township last adopted a Comprehensive Plan in 1999. As per the Pennsylvania Municipality Planning Code (MPC) (Section 301.c), the plan must be reviewed every ten (10) years. The first meeting was February 24, 2016. To see a schedule of the process and opportunities for involvement, please visit this site often.

Why should I be concerned with the Comprehensive Plan?

The Comprehensive Plan is a process of planning for the Township's future. It sets the municipality's land use policies and provides a sound foundation for the Township ordinances. A successful comprehensive plan requires citizen input!! For a plan to be truly representative of all residents, it is imperative that all constituents of the community participate and join the conversation to shape their future. This is YOUR vision! The Township Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission strongly encourage the community to participate in this process!

More info and Documents will be provide here as Drafts become available for the consideration in the Final Comprehensive Plan document (early 2017)

As draft documents, reports and maps become available we will post them in the Documents Section.

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