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Posted on: August 4, 2022

The Course in Zoning

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The Course in Zoning will be taught in three Thursday sessions—September 8, 22, 29, 2022—in the Lansdale Borough Hall Council Chambers, One Vine Street, Lansdale, PA  19446 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Designed for mun...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Lane Closures Continue on Ridge Pike Week of August 1

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County has announced pre-construction activities will continue on Ridge Pike between Crescent Avenue and Northwestern Avenue during the week of Monday, August 1, 2022. Single lane closures with flagging will be in eff...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority Takes First Official Step to Restore Passenger Rail

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READING, PA – Following its first meeting, the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority (SRPRA) has submitted a letter of intent to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to restore passenger rail from Reading to Philadelphia. This initial procedural ...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Montgomery County Planning Commission Releases Return on Environment Study

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners has formally accepted a new county study, Return on Environment: The Economic Impact of Protected Open Space in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The study demonstrates how protected open space—...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Eighteen Projects Receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants from Montgomery County

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that eighteen projects in the county will receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants. The new grants continue an exciting program aimed at implementing the county comprehensive ...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Montgomery County Breaks Ground on Ridge Pike Improvement Project

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LAFAYETTE HILL, PA – Today Montgomery County officials broke ground on Section D of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project from Crescent Avenue to Philadelphia. 

Section D of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project, located in Whitemarsh and Springfield To...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Available! “2022 Implementation Update” for Montgomery County’s comprehensive plan

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The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) annually updates implementation activities by the county and outside partners aimed toward achieving the goals of Montco 2040: A Shared Vision. This past year (2021) proved to be a challenging year for staf...

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Planning
Posted on: January 28, 2022

NEW! Climate Change Potential Vulnerability Analysis Web Experience

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Climate Change Potential Vulnerability Analysis Web Experience

MCPC has developed a web experience to assist municipal officials, business, residents, and others in gaining a better understanding of climate change and its effects in Montgomery County. From...

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Planning
Posted on: January 7, 2022

NEW! Transit-Oriented Development Model Ordinance and Guidebook & NEW Web Experience

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The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) has developed a transit-oriented development (TOD) model ordinance and guidebook. The publication provides an engaging look at how every one of the 43 Regional Rail and 6 Norristown High Speed Line station ...

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Planning
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Montgomery County Seeks New Farmers to Preserve Their Farms for Future Generations

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission is accepting applications for the 2022 round of the Montgomery County Agricultural Land Preservation Program. This program encourages farmers to learn about how they can apply fo...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Montgomery County Breaks Ground on Chester Valley Trail Extension

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NORRISTOWN, PA – 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. When complete, the ex...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Eight Municipal Projects Receive Montgomery County Transportation Program Grants

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners announced that eight projects across the county will receive Montgomery County Transportation Program grants for the 2021 selection cycle. These grants are part of the fourth ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Montgomery County Invites Public to Provide Feedback on Cross County Trail East Proposed Routes

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NORRISTOWN, PA – 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 C...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Montgomery County Commissioners Vote to Consider Formation of Regional Rail Authority

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NORRISTOWN, PA — 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. During their regularly scheduled meeting th...
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2022 Press Releases