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.
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.
How you can be involved
There are numerous upcoming events where you can become more involved in the planning process. We will be hosting a number of public workshops beginning in the summer of 2015 where you can come to learn more about the design and structure of the comprehensive plan and lend your voice to the discussion. We are also developing a community survey that will be released in the summer of 2015.
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