Land Use

Non-Residential Construction Report

Number of Non-Residential Major Projects, 2019

Three projects with over 100,000 square feet were constructed in 2019. Honey Brook and Tredyfrin Township had the highest number of the largest projects.

Building Square Feet Title Municipality Type
250,905 Penn Medicine Chester County Hosp West Goshen Township Institutional
137,600 CTDI Sadsbury Sadsbury Industrial
109,800 Great Valley Corporate Center Tredyffrin Township Commercial
80,235 Longwood Gardens Nursery Greenhouse Kennett Township Institutional
55,584 Lester Stoltzfus Proposed Poultry Operation Honey Brook Township Agricultural
45,404 Atwater Lot 11A Tredyffrin Township Commercial
39,800 Honey Brook Industrial Center Honey Brook Township Industrial
27,786 Fair Share Properties, L.P. Westtown Township Commercial
27,000 Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc. East Nottingham Township Industrial
18,050 Storage First Caln Caln Township Commercial

Total Number of Non-Residential Building Projects, 2016-2019

The number of projects in 2019 was the lowest in four years after peaking at 83 projects in 2018.

Total Number of Non-Residential Projects by Type, 2019

Commercial projects represented the majority of new non-residential development at 57% from 2016 to 2019. Agriculture building projects were least common, at 5% of total projects.

Year Total Agricultural Commercial Industrial Instituional
2016 56 6 36 6 8
2017 53 1 31 6 15
2018 83 3 44 8 28
2019 36 1 19.5 5 10.5