These guides and eTools serve as a starting point for Urban Centers seeking to address specific issues.
Commercial Landscapes Series
This planning series highlights the importance of repurposing significant commercial areas in Chester County and realistic strategies, recommendations, and best practices for Brownfields, Greyfields, Transit Oriented Development, and Office Parks. View Documents
Urban Center Landscapes Design Guide
A document that provides planning principles and design elements for Urban Center Landscapes to guide new development in downtown areas, underutilized non-residential properties, older industrial properties, and parking lots. View Document
Planning Commission eTools
Planning eTools cover a wide array of planning topics ranging from natural resources to economic development. The tools are intended to be an easy read, providing a quick overview of each topic, a brief explanation of how it works, considerations in addressing the topic or regulating the use, benefits, examples, and resources such as links to adopted regulations: