New residential development in Phoenixville has borough officials considering policy and ordinance changes to ensure that housing options remain diverse and affordably priced.
Provide technical assistance to municipalities for updates to housing policies and regulations.
Providing direct municipal planning assistance is a highly effective means of implementing policies and regulations that meet local and county housing goals to increase housing options.
This effort could be kicked off with a countywide inventory of municipal ordinances as they relate to both fair housing and encouragement of diverse housing types at a range of price points. Such an analysis should identify standards and regulations in need of improvement and those that could serve as high quality examples for other municipalities. Guidance documents will also be provided to municipalities, building code officials, and housing partners. These efforts will be led by the County Planning Commission and Department of Community Development.