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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

Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

Comprehensive Plans and Zoning Ordinances

Delaware County 2035
      Delaware County 2035 Land Use Framework Plan (2013)
      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
      Character Areas
      Community Placemaking
      Complete Streets
      Funding Sources
      Renewable Energy
      Green Stormwater Infrastructure
      Downtown Revitalization Case Studies
      Traffic Calming
      Community Trails
      Riparian Buffers
      National Trends
      Tactical Placemaking
      Medical Marijuana
      Food Systems
      Healthy Communities
      Aging In Place

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
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
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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