MCall Article by Lehigh Twp. Commissioner
In “Act Now to Protect Lehigh Township” Commissioner Christopher Amato highlights the townships numerous natural assets and notes that they are being threatened by suburban sprawl.
It may seem like the issue of sprawl is, well, not really an issue anymore because of the current state of the economy, and particularly the housing market. To the extent that the “slumping” (enter your own euphamism for “tanking” if you like) housing market, places like Lehigh Township are on reprieve from the problematic development that Amato highlights. While the subdivisions aren’t springing up left and right like they were during the first half of the decade, the it seems a stretch to suggest that growth will not pick back up again.
Kudos to Lehigh Township for taking proactive steps to prepare to deal with future growth and the associated challenges.