Land development and subdivision activity in Pennsylvania is regulated by the Borough Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance and the Municipal Planning Code of Pennsylvania.

The Zoning, Subdivision and Land Development and Stormwater, Grading and Erosion Control ordinances, all regulate development activity.

Land Development is any of the following activities:

  1. The improvement of a lot, parcel, or tract of land involving the installation of driveways, parking areas, or other improvements, for public, semi-public, or common use by owners and tenants of adjoining properties normally associated with:
    1. Multiple building, dwelling or rental unit projects, or
    2. Public or semi-public establishments.
  2. A division of land into a number of lots for the purpose of a coordinated multiple dwelling or building development, and involving the installation of new streets and other improvements for public, semi public or common use by owners and tenants of adjoining properties.

If you are undertaking a project that includes changes to the exterior changes to buildings or lots of a commercial property please contact us to discuss land development issues.

Land Development Application Package

Doylestown Borough Comprehensive Plan: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3