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Planning Commission

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The purpose of the Planning Commission is to guide and direct land use and development at the municipal level. This is primarily achieved through the following two ways: (1) development and implementation of the municipal comprehensive plan and (2) through the reviews of land development proposals and municipal projects. The Planning Commission is an independent advisory body. It makes recommendations concerning land use and development directly to the municipal governing body, which is then charged with making the final land development decisions. The Pennsylvania MPC is the enabling legislation that grants municipal governing bodies the ability to create a planning commission and planning department.

The Township’s Planning Commission is composed of seven members. The members are resident volunteers and are appointed by the Township Commissioners for a four-year term.  The Planning Commission generally meets once a month.

The Township Planning Commission is supported by staff from the Planning Division of the Township’s Building and Planning Department. One of the Department’s three divisions (the other two being Building and Economic Development), the Planning Division responsibilities include the processing of land development and subdivision applications and overseeing the development of subdivision and zoning code amendments, in addition to preparing long-term planning projects.

'One Book One Lower Merion' Author Event

  • Date: 11/10/2019 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM  

One Book One Lower Merion: 

Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens


Sunday, November 10th: Author Delia Owens will speak, answer questions and sign your books, starting at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El (1000 Remington Road, at Lancaster Avenue). Admission is $10 per person in advance; or $15 per person at the door (assuming it is not sold out). Payment in advance can be made by going to, then clicking onto “One Book One Lower Merion.”

There will also be a limited number of tickets already printed to buy in person using cash or personal check at the Ardmore Library.

On November 10th, both credit cards and cash will be accepted at the event. Main Point Books will provide books that can be purchased.

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