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Our Services

The services we provide include professional planning assistance to our municipalities, municipal training, program management, project and plan development, informative publications, and other products.

Our services to the general public include demographic information, aerial photography, maps, and publications. Our focus is to serve our citizens by planning well-designed communities with revitalized downtowns, housing choices, efficient transportation systems, scenic open spaces, trails, vibrant employment centers, preserved farmland, and community facilities.

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    The Course in Zoning

    Register for The Course in Zoning! This three-session course stresses the fundamentals of developing a sound zoning ordinance using the authority of the "Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code" (MPC). Read on...
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    Lane Closures Continue on Ridge Pike Week of August 1

    Pre-construction activities will continue on Ridge Pike between Crescent Avenue and Northwestern Avenue during the week of August 1, 2022. Single lane closures will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in various locations throughout the corridor.
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    Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority Takes First Official Step to Restore Passenger Rail

    Following its first meeting, the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority has submitted a letter of intent to the Federal Railroad Administration to restore passenger rail from Reading to Philadelphia.
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    Montgomery County Planning Commission Releases Return on Environment Study

    The study demonstrates how protected open space—public parks and trails, preserved farmland, and private conserved lands—results in millions of dollars in terms of savings, earnings, and avoided costs each year.
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    Eighteen Projects Receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants from Montgomery County

    Eighteen local municipalities have been awarded grants. Projects focus on building trails, paths, sidewalk connections and bike facilities; downtown and community destination support; and adaptation and resiliency projects.
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    Montgomery County Breaks Ground on Ridge Pike Improvement Project

    Montgomery County officials broke ground on Section D of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project from Crescent Avenue to Philadelphia.
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    Available! “2022 Implementation Update” for Montgomery County’s comprehensive plan

    Progress! The “2022 Implementation Update” for Montgomery County’s comprehensive plan, “Montco 2040: A Shared Vision,” highlights major achievements in 2021 and provides a number of implementation actions anticipated to take place in 2022. . Read on...
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    NEW! Climate Change Potential Vulnerability Analysis Web Experience

    Check out our new web experience to explore climate change effects in Montco, learn about risk factors in your community, and discover opportunities to implement sustainability priorities on a more local scale (neighborhood or municipal level). Read on...
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    Montgomery County Seeks New Farmers to Preserve Their Farms for Future Generations

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission is accepting applications for the 2022 round of the Montgomery County Agricultural Land Preservation Program. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Breaks Ground on Chester Valley Trail Extension

    The Montgomery County Commissioners joined with other local officials today to break ground on the Chester Valley Trail Extension, a planned 3.8-mile extension of the Chester Valley Trail. Read on...
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    Eight Municipal Projects Receive Montgomery County Transportation Program Grants

    The Montgomery County Commissioners announced that eight projects across the county will receive Montgomery County Transportation Program grants for the 2021 selection cycle. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Invites Public to Provide Feedback on Cross County Trail East Proposed Routes

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in partnership with its technical and engineering consultant, NV5, continues to study the feasibility of the easternmost segment of Montgomery County’s Cross County Trail. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Commissioners Vote to Consider Formation of Regional Rail Authority

    Today the Montgomery County Commissioners took another important step to restore passenger rail service between Reading and Philadelphia in partnership with Berks and Chester counties. Read on...
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