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The purpose of the Nazareth Area Multi-Municipal Plan is to enable the Boroughs of Bath, Chapman, Nazareth, Stockertown and Tatamy and the Townships of Bushkill, Hanover, Lower Nazareth, Moore and Upper Nazareth to shape their collective vision for the future.

Each municipality will keep their autonomy and control, but planning as a region will enable them to take advantage of geographic similarities and address their common priorities, while better managing an evolving development landscape.

The Multi-Municipal Plan will allow them to determine common goals and objectives for areas of land use, housing, air quality, transportation, development, recreational facilities, the conservation of natural and scenic resources, the preservation of farmland and fostering economic development, in addition to identifying ways to share resources.

The plan will be used as a road map for the future, but it is also a living document that can be changed and updated as trends and conditions evolve. The first Comprehensive plan for the Nazareth Area was adopted in 2007. This will be the first update.

Crafting a new plan will involve monthly Steering Committee meetings and a detailed housing, economic, demographics and land use analysis.