US 422 Corridor Draft Final Master Plan Complete

US 422 Corridor Draft Final Master Plan Complete

DVRPC's US 422 Corridor Draft Final Master Plan, distributed in early February, identifies strategic steps and investment decisions to sustainably accommodate growth and mobility for the long-term futureacross a corridor spanning 24 municipalities in Berks, Chester, and Montgomery counties.

Smart growth and transportation principles, advocated by the federal and state governments, underlie the Master Plan.

Encouraging population growth in centers, keeping residences, and jobs closely linked, mixing land uses, and completing multi-modal transportation projects to supply travel options throughout the corridor exemplify its elements and recommendations.

The December 2009 reporting document has been released in an "open state" (e.g., Draft-Final) to accompany a campaign of municipal outreach meetings scheduled for this spring. DVRPC, Chester, and Montgomery County Planning staff will team as civic brokers to present the key content of the US 422 Corridor Master Plan to elected municipal officials, and identify appropriate techniques and programs that should be pursued at the municipal levelto encourage / strengthen local government's partnership in advancing the plan.

The meetings will offer a final opportunity to garner comments and complete the project. The Draft-Final report will be available online, along with other useful information, via the US Route 422 Corridor Coalition's website.

About the author

Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.

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