The  municipalities of the Upper Perkiomen Valley; East Greenville Borough, Green Lane Borough, Marlborough Township, Pennsburg Borough, Red Hill Borough, and Upper Hanover Township, created the Upper Perkiomen Valley Regional Planning Commission in 1999 to oversee comprehensive planning for the region in order to ensure smarter growth in the region and better management of future development while retaining the unique historical, cultural, and natural amenities of the Valley. The region’s first comprehensive plan was adopted in July of 2001. The Upper Perkiomen Valley Region was the first region in Montgomery County to adopt a regional comprehensive plan, and one of the first in Pennsylvania. In 2011, the region adopted a fully updated comprehensive plan in consideration of newly available census information and evolving municipal land use policies. Representatives of the six member municipalities meet monthly to discuss planning issues and developments of regional significance.

You’re Invited: Effective Local Sign Control Workshop

On Thursday, April 24th, the Montgomery County Planning Commission will unveil a brand new, comprehensive model sign ordinance. The model sign ordinance includes standards for the size, placement, and illumination of on-premises, off-premises, and temporary signs. Specific standards are provided based on zoning district so as to protect the character of a community’s historic districts, … Continue reading

WMC&TC Students Help Create UPV Wayfinding Signage Prototypes

Photo courtesy of Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce The development of an integrated, regional wayfinding and identification signage program is moving along thanks to some enthusiastic students at the Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center. Under the guidance of their WMC&TC instructors; industry experts at Knoll, Reed Sign Company, and Horizon Signs (all local … Continue reading