Delaware County Planning has several reports and plans available for reference.

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

Questions about Department Publications? Contact the Planning Department at 610-891-5200 or

Delaware County 2035

      Land Use Framework Plan (2013)

     Open Space, Recreation, and Greenway Plan (2015)

           Volume I: Open Space and Recreation Plan (2015)

           Volume II: Countywide Greenway Plan (2015)

           Volume III: Parks and Recreation Plan (2015)

      Economic Development Plan (2017)

      Implementation Metrics Report (2017)

      Transportation Plan (2017)

      Historic Preservation Plan (2018)

      Housing Plan (2020)

County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO)


      Darby Borough Potential Brownfields Report

      Darby Creek Stream Valley Park Master Plan

      Darby Creek Trail Phase 2 Feasibility Study

      Delaware County Return on Environment Study

      Delaware Countywide Model Stormwater Management Ordinance

      Delaware River Watershed Conservation Plan

      Little Flower Open Space Master Site Development Plan

      Greenway Plan for the Darby Creek Watershed

      Media-Smedley Connector Trail Feasibility Study

      Mineral Hill Area Parks Master Plan

      Natural Heritage Inventory

      Primary Trail Network Connectivity Ranking

Historic Preservation Planning

      Delaware County Design Guidelines: A Template for Municipalities

      Delaware County Public History Feasibility Study and Implementation Plan

      Historic Preservation Directory of Trades, Services, and Products

      Maintaining Your Historic Home: A Practical Guide for Homeowners

Land use Planning

      Activity Corridors Model Zoning Ordinance

      Central Places Model Zoning Ordinance

      Chester Pike Corridor Master Plan

      Design Guidelines for Activity Corridors

      Design Guidelines for Central Places

      Steps toward Walkability

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
           GSI Story Map*

      Renewable Energy

      Funding Sources

      Complete Streets

      Community Placemaking

      Character Areas


      Delaware County Official Road Map

      Public Transit map and guide

      Upper Chichester – Route 322 Improvement Project Corridor Study

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About Delaware County

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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