2024 VPP Round 1 Recipients

Posted May 20, 2024

Congratulations to the Round One recipients of Chester County's 2024 Vision Partnership Program!

This year's first round recipients include an assortment of projects that we can't wait to see unfold, including:


Kennett Square Borough's State Street Revitalization Study: This project will help the Borough hire a planning and design consultant to improve several sites along State Street — the Borough's main commercial district which includes shops, restaurants, office spaces, a library, and more. These improvements will create a better space for both residents and visitors to enjoy, and cost a total of $50,000, with the VPP funding $30,000.

Malvern Borough's Zoning Ordinance Amendments: These amendments will support the implementation of the Borough's Comprehensive Plan (2022), including addressing accessory dwelling units, open space regulation refinements, multifamily opportunities in the LI Limited Industrial District, business promotion and parking regulations in commercial districts, historic resource regulation refinements, riparian and woodland regulations, and climate resilient landscaping. Overall, the project will cost $83,000, with $49,800 coming from VPP funding.

Upper Uwchlan Township's Eagle Village Gateways and Mobility Plan: Through this plan, the Township will create improvements at the two intersections of Pottstown Pike (Route 100) and Graphite Mine Road, which serve as the northern and southern gateways to the Village of Eagle. The gateway areas currently act as barriers to walking and biking in the township and village, which this plan will seek to address. The plan will advance several goals such as building on efforts to make the Village of Eagle a thriving, attractive, and walkable destination; pursuing the expansion of the township's active transportation network; and moving traffic into and through the area safely and efficiently. The project will cost $130,000 in total, with $30,000 coming from the VPP.

And lastly, New Garden Township's Zoning Ordinance Update: The Township proposes to update their current zoning ordinance for consistency with their adopted Comprehensive Plan (2018), Village of Toughkenamon Streetscape and Transportation Improvement Plan (2020), and Official Map (2019). The Township intends to address a number of important planning issues including the County Planning Commission's "Missing Middle" housing initiatives for attainable and affordable housing. The project will cost a total of $100,000 with the VPP funding $50,000.

We look forward to working with these communities and encourage municipalities to reach out with any questions about the next round of VPP funding, which will be announced in the late summer.

Learn more about the VPP.