Chester County's Vision Partnership Program — 2022 Round 1 Recipients

Posted May 18, 2022


Congratulations to the county's Vision Partnership Program (VPP) Round 1 award recipients for the 2022 program, including three cash grants to the municipalities of Downingtown Borough, West Caln Township, and Upper Uwchlan Township!

At a May 11 meeting, Community Planning Division Director Bill Deguffroy presented the Round 1 applications to the Chester County Planning Commission, which then approved the awards.

Of the recipients, Downingtown Borough requested $45,000 for an update of their comprehensive plan, which was last updated in 2013 and amended in 2015. Their request was met with a 50% municipal match of $45,000 for a total project cost of $90,

West Caln Township's VPP funds of $36,972 will contribute to their $45,188 for the update and overhaul of the township's 2006 Zoning Ordinance — for a total project cost of $82,115. This initiative will make the ordinance more user friendly and help implement their recently adopted Comprehensive Plan (2021). The township has selected a project team of Sarcinello Planning and Ray Ott & Associates.

In Upper Uwchlan Township, $30,000 in VPP funds was awarded to help identify priority recommendations and implementation strategies in order to create a more complete active transportation network. photoUpon completion, the township will have a clear and specific roadmap for achieving its vision for a connected network of active transportation facilities. The township will contribute $40,000 for a total project cost of $70,000. McMahon Associates will serve as the lead project consultant with support from the Brandywine Conservancy.

The VPP is a grant available to Chester County municipalities and multi-municipal groups seeking to improve their planning programs while achieving consistency with and implementation of the goals, objectives, recommendations, and map of Landscapes3.

Learn more about the VPP and stay tuned for the next round opening!