Measuring Success

Vision and Map


During 2019, public and private organizations undertook various initiatives that helped to implement the Landscapes3 vision. The following success stories highlight some of the more notable initiatives.

PhotoAvondale Comprehensive Plan addresses Housing

In July 2019, Avondale Borough adopted a comprehensive plan that examined moderate housing needs, walkability, revitalization, and traffic calming. The previous plan dates from 1993, and work on the update began in November 2017. This plan addresses many of the Planning Principles for Urban Centers listed in Landscapes3, such as providing inclusive housing and pedestrian-friendly streets.

PhotoLondon Britain Comprehensive Plan's Rural Focus

In June 2019, London Britain adopted a comprehensive plan focused on maintaining rural character and quality of life through open space preservation, historic preservation, traffic calming, and other techniques. Many of the township's natural lands are within the State-owned White Clay Creek Preserve. The plan was last updated in 2008. The goals in this plan match those for Rural landscapes identified in Landscapes3.

PhotoCoventry Mall and the North Coventry Comprehensive Plan

In November 2019, North Coventry adopted a comprehensive plan that addresses senior housing around the Coventry Mall area (along Route 100), mixed uses in its commercial core, resource protection needs, and open space preservation. This plan, which was last amended in 2006, reflects the varying character of the community, which includes Urban Center, Suburban Center, Suburban, and Rural landscapes.

PhotoWest Goshen Township plans for housing and Redevelopment

In June 2019, West Goshen adopted a comprehensive plan that supports affordably-priced housing, identifies potential redevelopment of a shopping center, and advocates for better bike/pedestrian connections to West Chester. This plan acknowledges that much of the township is developed, and redevelopment will be occurring in the township's Urban Center, Suburban Center, and Suburban landscapes.

PhotoOpen space and development in the Westtown Comprehensive Plan

In March 2019, Westtown Township adopted a comprehensive plan that supports affordably-priced housing and open space preservation. This plan will guide development and preservation of Westtown and its neighborhoods over the next 20-year planning horizon. The plan's stated focus was "preserving and enhancing Westtown's livability," which addresses many of the Planning Principles for Suburban areas described in Landscapes3.