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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

(#04-21) Bergey’s Buick/GMC Dealership and Corporate Center Land Development

Route 113 & Allentown Rd Formally accepted by PC 8/2/21
(#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

Final Approval

(#04-22) NCC Automated Systems - 29,000 square foot addition                              

255 Schoolhouse Road Approved 9/19/22

(#07- 21) Souderton Mennonite Homes - Two New Wings for private rooms; Memory Care & Skilled Dementia

W Reliance Road and Colonial Ave Approved 7/18/22

(#01-22) Souderton Borough Public Works Building 23,000 square foot building

160 W Cherry Lane Approved 5/16/22

(#05-21) Reserves at Franconia - Pulte Homes; Residential Homes 42 Singles and 42 Twins 

Beck and Cowpath Roads Approved 5/16/22

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

355 Godshall Rd Approved 11/3/21

(#02-21) Alderfer Glass Company

134 Telford Pike   

Approved 7/19/21

(#04-19) Bayard Estates; 22 Residential Lots Cowpath & Indian Creek Rd Approved 6/21/21
(#05-20) Amplifier Research Building Addition 160 Schoolhouse Rd Approved 1/18/21
(#03-20) Peter Becker Pocket Neighborhood Community 840 Maple Ave Approved 11/16/20
(#02-19) Allebach Tract; 11 Residential Lots 655 Cowpath Rd Approved 8/17/20