Planning / Community Development - Links

Construction Complaint: c/o PA Attorney General Office at

Contractor: verify if Home Improvement Contractor registered: The office number is 1-888-520-6680.

Department of Agriculture for Restaurant Inspections: Office number 717-215-4491 (Jack Welte).

Department of Labor and Industry:

Principles of Smart Growth: - Summary of Smart Growth PlanSmart Growth Plan - Smart Growth Map

Code Enforcement

We are responsible for receiving and acting on all complaints, regarding zoning and property maintenance code violations.  To register an official complaint, you are welcome to process a Complaint Form.

Comprehensive Plans

Southwestern Lehigh County Comprehensive Plan - 2005
Multi-municipal Comprehensive Plan for Alburtis, Emmaus and Macungie Boroughs and Lower Milford, Lower Macungie and Upper Milford Townships, click here:   

The Lehigh Valley Comprehensive Plan - 2030
Based on public opinion surveys, workshops and information provided to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission at numerous meetings the major planning issues in the Lehigh Valley are as follows:
  • preservation of farmland
  • preservation and protection of natural features
  • redevelopment of old industrial sites including brownfields
  • renewal and revitalization of the cities
  • development of more parks and recreational facilities
  • upgrade roads and intersections
This comprehensive plan advocates measures to achieve these and other goals relevant to conservation, development and redevelopment in the Lehigh Valley in the next 25 years.
To view this plan, please see:

Lower Macungie Township Greenway Plan - 2012
Addressing the growing public interest in a walkable community, the Lower Macungie Township Greenway Plan identifies a series of green corridors and trail networks in the Township. The Greenway will provide alternate transportation options, pedestrian connectivity, preserve natural areas and wildlife habitat, and provide recreational opportunities for residents of the Township and beyond.

Some of the files are large and may take a few minutes to open: 
Comprehensive Recreation, Parks and Open Space Plan - Final - 2014
Section 4:   Recreation Programs
Section 9:   Report Recommendations
Section 10: Implementation
Appendix A: Inventory & Analysis Spreadsheets