Delaware County Planning has a number of reports and plans available for reference.


The Planning Department has a number of completed plans and publications available on this site. Join our email list for periodic updates on new publications and Department news.

The Additional Publications summary shows physical documents that are available for purchase or viewing in the Department.

Questions about Department Publications? Contact the Planning Department at 610-891-5200 or Planning_Department@co.delaware.pa.us.


Annual Report

2018 Annual Report


Comprehensive Plans and Zoning Ordinances

Delaware County 2035

      Delaware County 2035 Land Use Framework Plan (2013)

      Delaware County 2035 Economic Development Plan (2017)

     Open Space, Recreation, and Greenway Plan (2015)

           Open Space, Recreation, and Greenway Plan Executive Summary (2015)

           Volume I: Open Space and Recreation Plan (2015)

           Volume II: Countywide Greenway Plan (2015)

           Volume III: Parks and Recreation Plan (2015)

      Transportation Plan (2017)

      Historic Preservation Plan (2018)

      Implementation Metrics Report

County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO)

Municipal Comprehensive Plans

Municipal Zoning Ordinances


Planning Tools

Planner's Portfolio Education Series

      Automated Vehicles

      Form-Based Code

      Aging In Place

      Healthy Communities

      Food Systems

      Medical Marijuana

      Tactical Placemaking

      National Trends

      Riparian Buffers

      Community Trails

      Traffic Calming

      Downtown Revitalization Case Studies

      Green Stormwater Infrastructure

      Renewable Energy

      Funding Sources

      Complete Streets

      Community Placemaking

      Character Areas


Plans and Reports

Act 167 Plans

     Ridley Creek (1988) To view a copy, consult DCPD.

     Chester Creek (2002) - Volume I - Volume II

     Darby-Cobbs Creek (2005) - Volumes I and II

     Crum Creek (2011) - Volumes I and II - Volume III

     Brandywine Creek (2013) - County-wide Plan

Act 537 Plans

      Eastern Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan Update - 2002

      Western Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan Revision - 2004

      Western Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan Update Chester Ridley - 2012

Activity Corridors Model Zoning Ordinance

Bicycle Plan

Central Places Model Zoning Ordinance

Darby Creek Stream Valley Park Master Plan

Delaware County 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan

Delaware County 2011 Hazard Mitigation Plan

Delaware County Design Guidelines: A Template for Municipalities

Delaware County Parks Signage Manual

Delaware County Public History Feasibility Study and Implementation Plan

Delaware County Transit Report 2010-2011

Delaware River Watershed Conservation Plan

Downtown Prospect Park Vision Plan

Downtown Upper Darby Vision Plan

Energy Smart DelCo Municipal Energy Efficiency Grant Program Final Report

Greenway Plan for the Darby Creek Watershed

Growing from Within: A Blueprint for Growth in Delaware County

Little Flower Open Space Master Site Development Plan

Maintaining Your Historic Home: A Practical Guide for Homeowners

Mineral Hill Area Master Plan

Natural Heritage Inventory

Open Space, Recreation, and Greenway Plan – Implementation Progress 2016

Primary Trail Network Connectivity Ranking

Route 291/13 Industrial Heritage Parkway and Greenway Landscape and Signage Guidelines

Route 291/13 Industrial Heritage Parkway Interpretive Signage Project

      Volume I: Project Narrative

      Volume II: Design Handbook

Revitalization Action Plans

      Area 1 - Marcus Hook, Lower Chichester, and Trainer

      Area 2 - Chester City, Chester Township, Parkside, and Upland

      Area 3 - Eddystone, Morton, Ridley Township, Ridley Park, Rutledge, and Tinicum

      Area 4 - Aldan, Collingdale, Colwyn, Darby Borough, Darby Township, Folcroft, Glenolden, Norwood, Prospect Park, and Sharon Hill

      Area 5 - Clifton Heights, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne, Millbourne, Upper Darby, and Yeadon

Steps toward Walkability

Strategic Landscapes Preservation Plan: Rearguard Defense & Strategic Retreat (Preserving the Brandywine Battlefield)



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Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.


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