Tools for Open Space

Inventory of Open Space Plans, Programs, and Ordinances

View the Planning Commission's inventory of Chester County municipalities with open space protection plans, programs, and ordinances.


Open Space eTools

The Planning Commission's eTools for open space explain how to implement open space protection tools in your municipality.

Agricultural Conservation Easements

Cluster Development

Conservation Easements

Floodplain Management and Protection


Natural Resource Protection Standards

Parkland Dedication and Fee-In-Lieu Ordinances

Performance Zoning

Riparian Buffers

Site Analysis Plan

Steep Slope Protection

Transferable Development Rights (TDR)

Urban Green Spaces

Wetland Protection