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Jan 26

Getting Down to Business – Implementing Montco 2040: A Shared Vision

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 10:12 AM by Rita McKelvey

Montco 2040 Masthead

Montco 2040: A Shared Vision, the new comprehensive plan for Montgomery County, will be implemented in a number of ways. Many of its goals will be implemented by county departments, and many will be carried out by the county’s partners, such as local municipalities and state agencies like PennDOT and SEPTA. Below are some of the highlights of our 2015 implementation activities, organized by the themes contained in Montco 2040:

Connected Communities
  • Meeting with all 62 municipalities about our comprehensive plan implementation
  • Conducting 2 or more school enrollment studies
  • Preparing a walkability plan for the county
  • Overseeing the design of the Lafayette Street PA Turnpike interchange
  • Working with elementary school students to teach bike and pedestrian safety
  • Completing the Schuylkill River Trail towpath restoration
Sustainable Places
  • Continuing construction of the Arcola Road bridge, and designing, replacing, or rehabilitating another 20 county-owned bridges
  • Preparing a guide for green and sustainable parking lots
  • Working with SEPTA on a climate change mitigation project along the Norristown/Manayunk rail line
  • Preserving at least 2 farms
  • Improving the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove by winterizing the pavilion, restoring the historic mansion and barn, and designing a new visitor center
  • Continuing to implement the goals of the Your Way Home program
Vibrant Economy
  • Preparing a Horsham business park master plan
  • Beginning construction of the new Route 422 bridge over the Schuylkill River at Valley Forge
  • Marketing the Montgomery County to Business (MC2B) initiative and one-stop shop approach to economic development
  • Partnering with the arts and culture community to improve promotions and marketing
  • Continuing the Make It Montco, Let Freedom Ring, and Towns of the Countryside initiatives
Blog AuthorAnne Leavitt-Gruberger, Principal Planner, 610-278-3727 


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