Uwchlan Township — Transportation Improvements

There have been several transportation improvements to major roadways such as Route 100 and Route 113 in Uwchlan over the years. Uwchlan officials also have been working on the township's trail system. Learn More

Pennsbury Township — Subdivision and Land Development Update

Pennsbury Township, assisted by the Brandywine Conservancy, updated its subdivision and land development ordinance. The subdivision ordinance update was coordinated with the recently adopted zoning ordinance, adopted in 2012, as well as with the updates to their stormwater management provisions. The update was adopted in 2015 and funded by the township and a VPP cash grant. View Ordinance

Charlestown Township — Devault Rail Trail Feasibility Study

Assisted by Campbell Thomas & Company and Ray Ott & Associates, Charlestown Township completed a feasibility study for the potential conversion of the currently unused Devault Branch of the former Pennsylvania Railroad to a rail-trail. The township coordinated with adjacent municipalities, the French and Pickering Trust, and Norfolk Southern for this study. The study developed an analysis and inventory of existing conditions with mapping and produced final recommendations, cost statements, and a trail study map. The study was accepted in 2015 and was funded by the township and a VPP cash grant. View Study

Honey Brook Borough & Honey Brook Township — Joint Comprehensive Plan

Honey Brook Borough and Honey Brook Township retained the Brandywine Conservancy to assist them with updates to their individual comprehensive plans, but through a cooperative process the individual plans were merged to enable the adoption of a joint plan in 2015. The project included a sustainability assessment, provided both municipalities with policy for future growth and preservation, and served as an update to the borough’s revitalization plan. This project was funded by Honey Brook Borough, Honey Brook Township, and a VPP cash grant. View Plan

Oxford Region — Multimunicipal Comprehensive Plan

The municipalities of the Oxford Region retained the Chester County Planning Commission to assist in the development of a regional comprehensive plan. The region consists of the Borough of Oxford and the townships of East Nottingham, Elk, Lower Oxford, Upper Oxford, and West Nottingham. Significant opportunities and challenges facing the region that were addressed in the plan included: an increase in development pressures from the south and east, loss of farmland and the agricultural industry, utility issues, and the ongoing revitalization of Oxford Borough. The comprehensive plan, and following implementation agreement, is now policy for six municipalities. This plan was funded by the Oxford Region and a VPP in-kind grant for planning services. The Chester County Planning Commission continues to provide technical assistance to the region. View Project Website

Kennett Square Borough — Comprehensive Plan Update

Kennett Square Borough retained the Chester County Planning Commission to update its 2001 comprehensive plan. Several new elements were added to the plan including a separate housing plan; natural resources plan; parks, recreation, and open space plan; and energy plan. The plan focused on providing clear direction for implantation and recommendations. The plan was adopted by the borough in 2012, and was funded by Kennett Square Borough and an in-kind VPP grant for planning services. View Plan

West Grove Borough — Zoning Ordinance Update

West Grove Borough officials retained the Chester County Planning Commission to assist them with updating their 1970 zoning ordinance. The ordinance update provided support for the implementation of the borough’s revitalization plans, brought the ordinance into conformity with current planning practices, addressed nonconforming uses in the borough, updated the zoning map, and addressed land uses not envisioned when the plan was first developed. West Grove Borough adopted the zoning update in 2015, which was funded by the borough and an in-kind VPP grant for planning services. View Ordinance

Kennett Township — Comprehensive Plan Update

Kennett Township officials retained the Chester County Planning Commission to assist them with the update of their 2004 comprehensive plan. The plan update reflects the township’s interest in resource protection and open space preservation, but places a greater emphasis on housing issues and potential trail and pedestrian links. The township also updated their future land use vision. The plan was adopted by Kennett Township in 2015 and was funded by the township and an in-kind VPP grant for planning services. View Plan

Oxford Borough — Parking Management Study

Oxford Borough, assisted by Steve Krug, P.E., AIA, examined ways to effectively meet the borough's current and future parking needs in the downtown core and fringe areas. The study identified and prioritized overall sustainable parking improvements, including both surface parking and sites for a garage location. The study provided a well-organized analysis, recommendations, and justification for pursuit of funding sources. Coordinated with the borough's revitalization plan and accepted in 2015, the study was funded by the borough and a VPP cash grant. View Study

Penn Township — Jennersville Multi-Modal Connectivity Feasibility Study

Assisted by MacCombie Consulting Engineers & Surveyors, Inc., and Menke & Menke, LLC Landscape Architects & Planners, Penn Township completed a connectivity study on how to best connect the numerous commercial, office, institutional, and residential uses in and around Jennersville. The 2015 study coalesced prior studies and conceptual plans into a single consolidated plan. Recommendations and implementation actions were focused on connecting and extending a safe network for pedestrians and bicyclists. The study was a recommendation of the 2012 Penn Township Comprehensive Plan and was funded by the township and a VPP cash grant.

Atglen Borough — Zoning Ordinance

Atglen Borough officials retained the Chester County Planning Commission to assist them with a full update of their zoning ordinance that brought the ordinance into conformity with current planning practices. The updated ordinance addresses nonconforming uses, signs, definitions, and land uses not envisioned when the ordinance was first developed. Traditional Neighborhood Development requirements were incorporated into the "downtown" zoning district and a new "gateway" district leading from Route 41 into the borough. A new transit-oriented development (TOD) district was developed surrounding the future Atglen train station site north of the Amtrak railroad. The Atglen Borough Zoning Ordinance, adopted in 2015, was funded by the borough and a VPP in-kind grant. View Ordinance

Elverson Borough — Comprehensive Plan

Elverson Borough officials retained the Chester County Planning Commission to assist them with a full update of their comprehensive plan. The plan provides background information, analysis, and recommendations across the full spectrum of comprehensive plan topics, with focused attention on actions related to regulatory updates and developing Elverson as a heritage and recreation destination. The comprehensive plan was adopted in 2014 and was funded by the borough and a VPP in-kind grant. View Plan