Commercial Zoning Project (Completed)

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Evaluating the Township’s Existing Commercial Zoning Regulations

The Board approved the amendments to the Commercial Zoning Districts and the Zoning Map at a Public Hearing on December 2nd, 2013 at the Township Building. To view this hearing, please visit our TTTV on-demand website.

The Township has partnered with the planning and design firm Camiros and Econsult Corporation in assessing its commercial zoning districts. This project is being funded, in part, from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s (DVRPC) Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI) grant program and also through Chester County’s Vision Partnership Program (VPP). This important project will focus on the many different commercial zoning districts along both the Route 202 and Route 30 corridors and will attempt to harmonize these zoning districts into more concise districts that will incorporate modern building trends and uses.

Tredyffrin Township has identified, through its 2009 Comprehensive Plan, the evaluation of its commercial zoning code as a priority. Over the past 30 years Tredyffrin Township has developed rapidly in what can be described as an array of commercial zoning districts that have the potential to complicate land development processes, discourage economic development, create congested roadways, and lead to disjointed land use patterns.

In partnering with Camiros and Econsult, the Township believes that new zoning regulations will direct reinvestment that reinforces the existing character of the community. These proposed new development controls, when combined with Econsult’s economic impact analyses expertise, will provide the Township with innovative development controls.

The project began with a kick-off meeting and field reconnaissance work by Camiros. Additionally, Camiros met with key stakeholders (attorneys, business owners, small and large property owners) to gain insight into the development issues and zoning needs. The first public workshop was held on November 20th, 2012 and the consultants have returned for various presentations to the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission. There a presentation to the Board on Monday, May 14th and an Open House on Tuesday, May 15th. The project is expected to be completed by December of 2013, and there will be more opportunities for public input at another public workshop and various public Township meetings.

Presentation Boards from the Open House on May 14th, 2013: