Urban Centers

Chester County's Urban Centers are the 15 boroughs and the city of Coatesville that serve as civic, economic, and population centers, each with a traditional town character including historic downtowns and established neighborhoods. The Urban Centers represent concentrations of population, employment, commerce, institutions, and services for the County. The Chester County Planning Commission strives to provide planning services to the Urban Centers through several planning resources listed below.


Planning using a variety of forms and scales will position a municipality for success. Learn More


Funding is available for planning, regulatory updates, and implementation projects. Learn More

photoUrban Centers Forum

An annual program that provides information and support. Learn More

coverGuides and eTools

Multiple guides and eTools support Urban Centers. Learn More


News articles of relevance to Urban Centers. Learn More

PhotoPartners and Resources

The continued vitality of Urban Centers involves many different partners and organizations. Learn More