Township Basics



Land Development

Subdivision & Land Development

Subdivision and Land Development in Franconia Township is regulated through the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code and Franconia Township's Subdivision & Land Development Ordinance (SALDO). These two documents dictate how the process of subdividing or developing property within Franconia Township is handled. A qualifying property owner can submit an application along with engineered plans to the Township for official review. The Planning Commission (PC) is the first body to review the submitted plans. They formally accept plans at their meetings and then the Township Engineer conducts a technical review of the submission. The Engineer will issue a formal review letter that will be discussed during future meetings. The plan sets will continue to be revised until such time they are found acceptable. The PC is a recommending body and can recommend approval/denial of a plan to the Board of Supervisors (BOS). The BOS then conduct their own review of the plans based on the recommendation of the PC and the formal reviews by the Township Engineer. When found acceptable, the BOS will authorize approval/denial of the plans.

Subdivision and land development is a two-step approval process requiring both preliminary and then final approval. A plan does not go back before the PC during the final approval process, it only goes before the BOS. For minor subdivisions preliminary/final approval can be obtained concurrently.    Approvals are granted through resolutions by the BOS. 

Subdivision & Land Development Application Packet

Fee Schedule 


Preliminary Approval 


(#05-17) Hillstone, Land Development; 51 Mixed Residential Units


31 Cowpath Road Formally accepted by PC 8/7/17; Review Letter 9/1/17; Conditional Preliminary Approval 2/5/2018 by PC; BOS Preliminary Approval 2/20/18

(#04-17) Belton Manor Estates Land Development; 8 Residential homes


335 Godshall Road Formally accepted by PC 8/7/17; Review Letter 8/31/17 & 2/20/18; PC Preliminary Approval 3/5/18; BOS Preliminary Approval 4/16/18






 (#11-15) Bergey's Truck Center Land Development   Route 113

 Formally accepted by PC 11/2/15; Review Letter 11/30/15; Review Letter 9/2/16; PC recommended approval 9/1/16

 (#03-16) Sustainable Waste Solutions Land Development

  Hagey Road Lot 4


 Formally accepted by PC 3/7/16: Review Letter 3/8/16, PC Approval 5/2/16; BOS Preliminary Approval 5/16/16

 (#01-18) Stefanowicz Minor Subdivision

 444 Creamery Road

 Formally accepted by PC 3/5/18;Review Letter 3/27/18

Final Approval


 (#06-17) Maplewood Estates Land Development - Peter Becker cottages 


 800 Maple Ave  Approved 1/15/18
(#07-17) 436 Smokepipe Road - Subdivsion and Land Development 436 Smokepipe Road Approved 11/20/17

 (#03-17) Vucenovic/Parker Lot Line Adjustment


 N. Fourth Street
 Approved 9/18/17 
 (#01-17) Gouldey Welding and Fabrication Land Development  84 Allentown Road

 Approved 12/18/17