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Plainfield Township

Regional Comprehensive Plan

Plainfield Township The three municipalities formed the Pen Argyl - Plainfield - Wind Gap Planning Committee to prepare a multimunicipal plan in accord with the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247, as amended). The committee was composed of two representatives from each of the municipalities. Through a competitive bid, interview, and selection process, the committee retained the consulting team of Urban Research and Development Corporation and Keystone Consulting Engineers (both from Bethlehem, PA) to help develop the plan. The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) provided technical assistance to the committee and consultants. Regular, monthly meetings of the committee, consultants, and LVPC began in June 2002.

The Pen Argyl - Plainfield - Wind Gap Regional Comprehensive Plan examines the community's characteristics, including population, demographics, public services, and public opinion. The background studies identify the issues that need to be addressed in the plan's policies.

Key Points

  • The plan analyzes the community's characteristics, such as population and public services.
  • Public opinion is taken into account through a public informational meeting and questionnaire.
  • Background studies identify the issues that need to be addressed in the plan's policies.

Slate Belt Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan (2021-2024)

The purpose of the Slate Belt Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan is to enable the boroughs of Bangor, East Bangor, Pen Argyl, Roseto, Portland and Wind Gap and the Townships of Plainfield, Washington, Lower Mount Bethel and Upper Mount Bethel, to shape their collective vision for the future. Each municipality has prepared its own comprehensive plan in the past and will keep their autonomy and control but planning as a region enables them to take advantage of geographic similarities and address their common priorities, while better managing an evolving development landscape.

The Plan Draft is the result of three years of work by representatives and stakeholders of each community to create the first Slate Belt Multi-Municipal Plan.