Forecast: Continued Growth
Over time, population and job growth in Chester County and in West Whiteland Township is expected to continue. The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission forecasts that West Whiteland will add approximately 4,200 people and 6,300 jobs by 2045, growing at a slightly slower rate than Chester County overall.
Source: DVRPC Forecasts
How will we take advantage of this growth?By planning ahead, West Whiteland is directing this growth to commercial corridors, not residential neighborhoods, particularly around the Exton Crossroads of Lincoln Highway and Pottstown Pike, with the long-term goal of making it a more vibrant and walkable area.
At the June 13th Board of Supervisors meeting, the Planning Department presented the Township’s strategy for development-- "Development by Design: Managing Development With Land Use and Transportation Planning".
What have we done lately?
- Modernized zoning district regulations - In 2015, regulations for zoning districts around the Crossroads were updated to allow for a greater mix of uses and to encourage a wider variety of transportation options around the Exton Crossroads.
- Approved a transportation impact fee to support planned improvements to the road network
- Secured funding to build a path in 2018-19 connecting the Chester Valley Trail to Exton train station
- Commissioned a feasibility study to recommend improvements on Pottstown Pike by Exton train station to reduce congestion