Director of Planning/Community Development – Nathan Jones
Is responsible (essential duties but not limited to) for interpreting the Township Code; assessing Planning and Community Development needs; planning, directing, and the integration of comprehensive planning and community development programs and services; maintaining and administering land use ordinances; researching/reporting current trends in planning and community development; monitoring of federal/state/county legislation and regulations related to planning and community development; rezoning reviews, right-of-way negotiations and the processing of grant and funding opportunities and manage economic development initiatives.
Hamilton Boulevard Corridor Study:
US Route 22, Route 100 and Hamilton Boulevard are some of the region's most critical transportation corridors. Comprised of a network of important roadways and rail lines, the US 22 and I-78 Corridor’s links a series of distinct and historic communities and is home to some of the region's most identifiable places. Approximately 5 miles in length, the Hamilton Boulevard Corridor Study Area extends from US 22 at the western gateway to I-78 at the eastern gateway. The study area spans both Lower Macungie and Upper Macungie Township’s. The study area's boundary extends roughly one-half mile north and south of Hamilton Boulevard. The Hamilton Boulevard Corridor Study was initiated by Lower and Upper Macungie Townships, with the support of LANTA and PennDOT, to help coordinate transportation and land use planning across the municipalities that line this important corridor. By coordinating these efforts, both municipalities seek to promote a more sustainable region and implement the goals and objectives focused on a more regional plan for a sustainable future.
This document is the result of a multi-year planning process that began in fall 2012. During this time, Lower Macungie Township facilitated multiple public participation opportunities and worked extensively with a variety of stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), composed of professional staff from corridor municipalities and agencies such as PennDOT and LANTA, was created to provide local and technical expertise and help guide the direction of the study. During the course of the study, over 100 residents and stakeholders participated in public open houses held at the Lower Macungie municipal building. These meetings allowed the public to learn about the study and offer their input on corridor issues and problems. Additionally, Lower Macungie provided online updates and hosted public presentation information on the township website which allowed residents to help identify corridor needs and recommend improvement strategies.
Hamilton Boulevard Corridor Study - Adopted August 20, 2015
- Cover to Page 24
- Page 25 to Page 43
- Page 44 to Page 89
- Page 90 to Page 105
- Page 106 to Page 113
- Page 114 to Page 119
- Page 120 to Page 130
Smart Growth Plan: The plan is currently tabled during review of the Southwest Comp Plan
Traffic Impact Fee: The Act 209 Traffic Impact Fee Ordinance was first implemented in 2009. In 2016, the Traffic Impact Fee Advisory Committee began the process to update the ordinance where several reports are formed; the Land Use Assumption Report, the Roadway Sufficiency Analysis Report, and the Transportation Capital Improvements Plan. The Board of Commissioners adopted the current Traffic Impact Fee on September 6, 2018 and is Codified Ordinance §§22B.
- Land Use Assumption Report, Adopted by BOC November 17, 2016
- Roadway Sufficiency Analysis Report, Adopted by BOC April 19, 2018
- Transportation Capital Improvements Plan - Appendix A Adopted by BOC April 19, 2018
Permits Coordinator - Maureen Lang
Is responsible for all permit matters: orientation, forms, applications and processing, as they relate to all building, electrical, plumbing and zoning permits.
Maureen is also supported by a Permits Clerk - Kimberly Boyer
Zoning Office - Carl L. Best, Zoning Officer
Enforcement - Vince Tranguch, Community Development Deputy Director
Responsible for receiving and actioning all complaints, regarding zoning and property maintenance code violations. All Zoning and Inspection personnel have enforcement oversight. However, the primary Enforcement official is: Vince Tranguch - Code Enforcement Officer/Emergency Management.
Responsible for reviewing applicable permits and inspection of construction relating to those applicable permits.
Zachary Graves - Water Resources Specialist
David Shields - Electrical/Commercial, Residential & Mechanical
The Planning/Community Development, Permits, Enforcement and Inspectors offices are available through email, phone, or personal visit.
Permits - scheduling inspections and general permit questions
You can also reach us at Contact Us.