To support appropriate revitalization and growth of the 16 Urban Centers, the Chester County Planning Commission, Chester County Department of Community Development, and the Chester County Economic Development Council host annual Urban Centers forums.
The forums are centered on topics that pose both challenges and opportunities for the Urban Centers. They are designed to present information and technical resources while promoting data sharing and comparing experiences through friendly communication.
October 2020 Urban Centers Forum: Main Street R&R — Recovery and Restoration
October 2019 Urban Centers Forum: Your Town as a Destination
October 2018 Urban Centers Forum: Housing Choices In Chester County
December 2017 Urban Centers Forum: Parking Lessons Learned
Spring 2016 Urban Centers Workshop: Redevelopment of Underutilized Properties
Fall 2015 Urban Centers Forum: Building and Implementing an Economic Development Strategy in Your Town
Forum Deliverables: The Urban Center Resource Guide (2015) offers demographic and economic data of the 16 Urban Centers, as well as information about County programs and funding opportunities at the state, regional, county and )local levels