Jenkintown Borough is undertaking a comprehensive planning process that will create a long-range vision for Jenkintown and outline specific recommendations and strategies to achieve that vision. This is Jenkintown’s first comprehensive plan in over 50 years. It will be created using extensive input from our planning partners, the business community, and residents. The goal is to create a living document that provides a framework for managing the places and spaces that make Jenkintown unique.
Jenkintown is a vibrant community that hosts numerous arts and culture events and has a bustling commercial shopping district. An engaged citizenry and welcoming atmosphere make it a great place to live, work, and play.
Jenkintown has a mix of housing types that suit a range of incomes and styles. Housing prices in the borough have remained fairly steady over the last ten years, making it more affordable than surrounding townships.
Founded in 1874, Jenkintown has strong historical roots that can be seen all over the borough in the unique and distinctive architectural style that has been meticulously maintained.
Jenkintown is a highly walkable borough that prides itself on its safety. Recent streetscape improvements have further improved the pedestrian experience.
How you can be involved
Follow the comprehensive planning process on Facebook for event announcements, photos, and fun facts.
Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback and ideas through the community voices survey, the draft vision statement survey, and the first public open house. Additional public workshops will be planned for later this year, so stay tuned!
Please feel free to send us any comments or questions in the meantime.
Where we are in the process
We anticipate that the Jenkintown2035 planning process will take approximately two years, from kickoff to adoption. The timeline below illustrates the planning and public engagement phases of the planning process.
Thank You to Our Many Planning Partners!
o Jenkintown Borough Council
o Jenkintown Planning Commission
o Montgomery County Planning Commission
o Jenkintown Recreation Board
o Jenkintown School District
o Jenkintown Police Department
o Jenkintown Fire Department
o Jenkintown Environmental Advisory Committee