South Whitehall Receives Prestigious Award
On October 4, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission awarded South Whitehall Township the 2016 Community of Distinction Award for Excellence in Community Planning.
Over the past decade, South Whitehall Township has consistently distinguished itself through its comprehensive planning, land use regulations, and plans for enhancing community facilities and transportation corridors. “The South Whitehall Township Comprehensive Plan: A Balanced Path Forward”, adopted in 2009, articulates the Township’s vision for future growth and identifies implementation strategies for achieving that vision.
The Township has continually updated and supplemented its Zoning Ordinance to clarify inconsistencies and make it more user friendly. South Whitehall is currently collaborating with Upper and Lower Macungie townships, as well as LANta, on a plan to transform the Hamilton Boulevard and Cedar Crest Boulevard corridors into a multi-modal gateway between the western townships and the City of Allentown.
In 2014, the LVPC recognized the township as an Open Space Project Award Honoree for its Covered Bridge Park Master Plan (2014). South Whitehall is also in the process of developing nearly 7-miles of the 14-mile Jordan Creek Greenway; a trail that will connect multiple neighborhoods to local schools and parks within the township. The greenway will also traverse through three bordering municipalities (Allentown, Whitehall and North Whitehall) and Lehigh County facilities. Upon completion, South Whitehall residents will be connected west to the Trexler Nature Preserve and east to the City of Allentown.
South Whitehall is honored to receive this prestigious award from the LVPC, and we look forward to continuing our efforts of making our community a safe and enjoyable place for all residents and visitors of our township.