1979 Comprehensive Plan

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LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP

COMMISSIONERS

Nolan N. Atkinson, Jr.
Walter M. Kubiak
Paul B. Bartle
Frank Lutz
James F. Breaker
Richard MacMeekin
Richard B. Cuff
Hester R. McCullough
Frederick W. Dreher, 3rd
Townsend Munson
W. Stuart Emmons*
Donald H. G. Segal
Louis W. Fryman
Robert P. Van Brott
Susan M. Harmon
 

Keith E. Frederick, Manager
Carrol Pickens, Manager*

* Resigned

PLANNING COMMISSION

George W. Betz
Davis Pearson
Lita Indzel Cohen
Leo Vernon (V. Chairman)
Morris C. Kellett
Eleanor W. Winsor
James Alan Montgomery, Jr.
(Chairman)
 

Dennis F. Glackin, Director

PLANNING CONSULTANT
LOUIS GLASS ASSOCIATES
110 Bala Avenue Bala Cynwyd, Penna. 19004

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
PAGE
EXISTING LAND USE
  Introduction
Al
  General Land Use Patterns
Al
  Existing Land Use Acreage
A5
  Residential Densities
A12
  Bryn Mawr and Ardmore Retail Locations
A14
 
NATURAL FEATURES
  Introduction
Bl
  Geological Formations and Groundwater
Bl
  Soils Features
B3
  Soil Descriptions
B5
  Generalized Soil Location Map
B9
  Soil Survey Map
B9
  Development Limitations
B10
  Flood Plains
B12
  Generalized Slope Map
B14
  Development Limitations
B15
  Major Undeveloped Parcels
B16
  Storm Water Management Study
B22
  Mill Creek Conservation Agreement
B22
 
POPULATION
  Introduction
Cl
  Population Trends
Cl
  Age Composition
C7
  Educational Characteristics
Cll
  Income Characteristics
C13
  Occupations
C14
  Classification of Employed Persons
CIS
  Transportation and Job Locations
C16
  Population Projections
CIS
 
HOUSING
  Introduction
Dl
  Demographic Highlights
D3
  Population Trends
D3
  Socioeconomic Trends
D9
  Housing Mix
D16
    Land Use and Zoning
D16
    Housing Inventory
D20
  Housing Indicators
D26
    Housing Characteristics - Occupied Units
D26
    Construction Activity
D29
    Housing Values and Rents
D30
    Other Housing Value Factors
D37
    Housing Stock Age
D38
    Demolitions and Conversions
D39
  Housing Quality
D40
    Housing Problems
D40
    Housing For Low Income Families
D46
  Housing Need Analysis
D47
    Housing Allocation
D47
    Housing Assistance Plan
D48
    Housing Rehabilitation
D50
    Housing Assistance to Low Income Households
D52
  Conclusion
D53
  Bibliography
D55
 
COMMUNITY FACILITIES
  Introduction
E1
  Parks and Recreation
E2
    Overview  
    Standards
E5
    Inventory and Analysis
E14
    Census Tract Analysis
E21
    Conclusion
E54
    Bike Paths
E54
    Swimming Pool Feasibility Analysis
E56
    Conclusion
E61
    Capital Improvement Projects
E62
  School Facilities
E63
    Overview
E63
    Utilization of Schools
E64
    Expenditure and Revenues
E71
    Inventory and Standards
E71
    Present Adequacy of Facilities
E73
    Summary and Conclusions
E73
    Private Education Facilities
E74
    Policy Considerations
E78
  Fire Services
E79
    Organization Structure
E79
    Fire Standards
E82
    Summary
E82
  Libraries
E82
    Existing Facilities
E82
    Library Collection
E83
    Library Standards
E85
  Public Buildings and Facilities
E86
    Overview
E86
    Informational Sources
£87
    U.S. Postal Service Offices
E88
    Historical and Cultural Resources
E88
  Religious Facilities
E92
    Overview
E92
  Water and Sewer System
E94
    Water System
E94
    Sanitary Sewer System
E95
    Storm Water System
E97
    Storm Water Management Program
E97
  Bibliography  
 
CIRCULATION
  Introduction
F1
  Official Highway Map
F1
  Road Jurisdictions
F1
  Plan Standards for Street Classifications
F3
  Traffic Counts On Major Streets
F6
  Traffic Counts On Local Streets
F9
  Penn Dot Six Year Improvement Program
F16
  Lower Merion Capital Improvement Program
F17
  Mass Transit
F20
  Railroad Lines
F21
  Bus Lines
F21
  Commuter Rail Station Improvements
F25
  Summary and Conclusion
F26
  Bibliography
F27

 

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