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Land Development

Subdivsion & 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.

Current Projects

Preliminary Approval 

Project Location Status
(#04-19) Bayard Estates : 22 Residential Lots Cowpath Road and Indian Creek Road Formally accepted by PC 9/3/19; Review Letter 8/30/19
(#02-19) Allebach Tract : 11 Residential Lots  655 Cowpath Road Formally accepted by PC 5/6/19; Review Letter 5/3/19; 
(#01-19) Godshall Quality Meats - New Treatment Facility Mill Road Formally accepted by PC 2/4/19; PC Conditional Preliminary/Final Approval 3/4/19
(#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
(#03-16) Sustainable Waste Solutions Land Development Hagey Road Lot 4 Formally accepted by PC 3/7/16; Review Letter 3/8/16; 5/16/16; PC recommended Approval 5/2/16; BOS Preliminary Approval 5/16/16
(#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

Final Approval

Project Location Status
(#03-19) JI Landis - Land Development Addition 905 Hagey Road Approved 5/20/19
(#05-19) B & H Investments Land Development Allentown Road Approved 4/15/19
(#06-18) McCarthy Minor Subdivision Sunset Lane Approved 2/19/19
(#02-18) HTSF Land Development Schoolhouse Road Approved 1/21/19
(#05-17) Hillstone, Land Development; 51 Mixed Residential Units 31 Cowpath Road Approved 10/15/18
(#04-18) Peklak Lot Line Adjustment 664 Indian Creek Road Approved 9/17/18
(#03-18) Peter Becker Land Development 140 Crescent Lane Approved 9/17/18
(#01-18) Stefanowicz Minor Subdivision 444 Creamery Road Approved 7/16/18
(#06-17) Maplewood Estates Land Development - Peter Becker cottages  800 Maple Ave Approved 1/15/18