Upper Merion Township is located in Montgomery County, in southeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 15 miles west of center city Philadelphia. Over the past several decades, Upper Merion Township has continued to grow, with much of this growth occurring in a relatively short period of time. In 1952, approximately 64 percent of the Township was classified as vacant land. By 1958, the amount of vacant land had decreased to 55 percent of the total land area, then to 33 percent in 1965. Today the amount of undeveloped land has been reduced to nearly four percent.
Land use plans are not a snapshot created out of thin air; instead, they reflect the community’s historical development, current existing conditions and expected future conditions. This plan describes these various conditions, including existing land use, demographic data, housing data, environmental features, community facilities, and transportation infrastructure.
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If you have any questions or comments regarding this land use plan, please contact the Public Works Department Township Planner at (610) 265-2606 ext. 102.