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.
- Past Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
- Lower Merion Township's Subdivision & Land Development Process
- A comprehensive inventory and detailed analysis of land development between 2003 and 2008 is contained in the Comprehensive Plan’s Issues Report (Planning Commission Section, Page 72).
REVISED: Board of Commissioners
Regular Monthly Meeting
- Date: 04/15/2020 6:30 PM
- Location: Township Administration Bldg - 2nd Floor Board Room
75 East Lancaster Ave, 2nd Floor Board Room
Ardmore, Pennsylvania 19003-2323
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
DANIEL S. BERNHEIM, PRESIDENT
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2020
6:30 P.M. (approximately)
In order to comply with the Governor Tom Wolf’s request that no gatherings of 10 or more people take place, this meeting will not be open for the public to attend in person. Public participation via email to email@example.com or by phone to 610-645-6145 is encouraged and comments will be accepted prior to and during the Public Privilege of the Floor / Public Comment portion of this meeting as well as during the Public Hearing on the Volunteer Tax Credit Ordinance. The proceedings can be viewed live on LMTV, the Township’s government access channel, available on Comcast Cable Channel 7 and Verizon FiOS Channel 37 as well as online at https://lmtv.viebit.com/.
This agenda includes changes to the following items: Merion Elementary School Preliminary Land Development Plan (updated issue briefing); 401 Arthur’s Round Table (item tabled); Cricket Flats (agenda item wording change; issue briefing added).
Update 2: PowerPoint Presentation for the Building and Planning items - April 15, 2020 - BOC Meeting BP PowerPoint
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