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.
|West Whiteland Population||18,450||22,698||4,248||23%|
|Chester County Population||515,900||662,300||146,400||28%|
|West Whiteland Employment||23,476||29,735||6,259||27%|
|Chester County Employment||309,605||397,405||87,800||28%|
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. The Township welcomes the opportunity to accommodate new development (or re-development) around the Exton Crossroads of Lincoln Highway and Pottstown Pike, with the long-term goal of making it a more vibrant and, yes, walkable area.
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.
- Approved a transportation impact fee to support planned improvements to the road network
- Made improvements to the Chester Valley Trail, with future projects in the works