DVRPC okays trail, bike plans for Montco

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) last week approved $266,000 in grants to five Montgomery County projects, according to County Commissioner Leslie Richards, who also serves as chair of DVRPC.

“These grants cover a broad range of projects that will positively improve the quality of life in several Montgomery County communities,” Richards said.

Here is a list of Montgomery County grants awarded:

·         Abington Township, $60,000 for a master bicycle plan – the funds will be used to create a master plan to link the individual communities and various points of interest within the township.  It will consist of roadway bicycle lanes, shared lanes, side paths, and multi-use trails through township parks and link with bicycle resources in adjoining communities.

·         Lower Moreland Township, $20,000 for a streetscape plan for historic Bethayres – the funds will be used to develop a conceptual streetscape plan for the downtown historic Bethayres corridor, stretching along Huntingdon Pike from the Bethayres SEPTA train station to the Bryn Athyn community at Buck Road.

·         Montgomery County Planning Commission, $50,000 for a county-wide walkability plan.

·         Upper Merion Township, $88,000 for First Avenue Linear Park Concept Plan – funds will be used to develop a linear park concept plan adjacent to the business park on First Avenue in King of Prussia.  Connectivity, mobility, and open space will be addressed.

·         Whitemarsh Township and Conshohocken, $48,000 for a riverfront plan – funds will be used to establish new land use regulations that address infill development within the township’s and borough’s Riverfront Overlay District.

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