CCPC Releases Village Preservation Guide

Posted March 26, 2024

Village Preservation Design Guide

We're excited to share Chester County Planning Commission's Village Preservation Guide, which illustrates key design and planning principles for the county's historic villages.

This guide demonstrates that village preservation can be very successful in the county — especially for the 80 villages located across Chester County. It notes: "[Chester County's] villages are a key element in the county's sense of place. Villages, along with the county's classic downtowns, farmsteads, historic bridges, stone walls, mills, crossroad inns, and country estates, are part of the county's built environment, which is layered over the county's farmland, open space, woodlands, and stream valleys to create Chester County's enduring sense of place that so many residents and visitors cherish."

Because many of the county's historic villages have changed or disappeared over time, CCPC's guide was prepared to help local municipalities preserve their villages, while also allowing these villages to change and grow to remain relevant in their communities.

Learn more and view the guide.