Planning & Community Development

2019 Comprehensive Plan Update:

Over the past year, the Upper Macungie Township Planning
Commission and an appointed Steering Committee have been
working with Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc. (JMT) and Township Staff to develop an update to the Upper Macungie Township Comprehensive Plan. JMT delivered the first draft of this update at a Public Meeting
held on December 13, 2018. The focus was on plan revisions
and public input received through surveys and during the
Community Visioning Workshop.

The Final Draft of the Plan is now available for public review and comment.  Links to the digital copies of the Plan and Map Book are provided below.  Hard copies of the Plan will be available for review at the Upper Macungie Township Municipal Building at 8330 Schantz Road, Breinigsville, PA 18031;

Draft Comprehensive Plan

Draft Map Book

Plan Appendices

In accordance with the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code the 45 day review window will open on April 29, 2019 and will extend until June 12, 2019.  Subsequent to the 45 day review period the Upper Macungie Township Board of Supervisors will conduct a Public Hearing on the Proposed Plan.

Prior to June 12, 2019 written comments shall be provided to;

Kalman Sostarecz, Jr.
Township Secretary/Executive Assistant

Upper Macungie Township

8330 Schantz Road
Breinigsville, PA  18031


Planning Commission

In our municipality’s government, there are a handful of dedicated resident volunteers who play a vital role in shaping the future of land use for Upper Macungie Township. The seven members of the Upper Macungie Township Planning Commission meet on a regular basis to review plans for subdivision and land development. They take an analytical look at the potential pitfalls or benefits of land use plans submitted by developers and, as a body, reach a consensus on how new plans will impact the infrastructure and the quality of life for the residents of Upper Macungie Township. After in-depth review and discussion, the members of the Planning Commission then make a recommendation to the UMT Board of Supervisors for approval, adaption or rejection of submitted plans.

Upper Macungie Township Planning Commission meetings are public meetings held the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM in the Township building meeting room. All Township residents are encouraged to attend. Planning Commission Work Sessions are held the Monday prior to the meeting at 7:00 PM and are subject to the same stipulations. We thank our Planning Commission Members for dedicating many hours of knowledgeable service to uphold the best interests of Upper Macungie Township and our citizens.

The Upper Macungie Township Planning Commission consists of seven members appointed for four year terms. Click here to see current members.

Please contact Daren Martocci, Director of Community Development, with any questions pertaining to the planning approval process or upcoming agendas.

Click here for current Planning Commission Agendas.


Below you will find a link to the Upper Macungie Township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance in Adobe Acrobat format. Be aware, the Subdivision and Land Ordinance is a large file and may take some time to fully download over slower Internet connections.

Subdivision and Land Development Forms: