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Urban Research & Development Corporation

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Kevin Draper
81 Highland Ave. Suite 120
Bethlehem, PA

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URDC has specialized in comprehensive planning, zoning and land development regulations since the firm originated in 1968. We have prepared plans and zoning ordinances for small boroughs, rural towns, suburban municipalities and larger Pennsylvania cities such as Harrisburg, Scranton, Williamsport and Altoona. URDC has provided expert testimony on landmark zoning cases ultimately decided before the Commonwealth Court and State Supreme Court in Pennsylvania. URDC has been planning and zoning advisors in association with many attorneys who are well-recognized experts in land use law. This public and private sector experience has provided an added depth of knowledge to the governmental side of our planning and zoning expertise.

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Urban Research and Development Corporation (URDC) is a Pennsylvania firm with 42 years of experience as a planning, zoning and economic development consultant to governmental, non-profit and private sector clients. Much of the firm’s experience is in Pennsylvania and Maryland. We have also completed professional assignments in Delaware, New York and South Carolina, among other states. Our staff includes community planners, zoning experts, landscape architects, site planners, economic revitalization specialists, and GIS personnel.

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