Comprehensive Plan Update


Willistown Township is updating our Comprehensive Plan, Guidelines for Growth. The Plan looks at Willistown's history, considers current conditions, and charts a vision for the future including how to grow, develop, and improve facilities and services. The township is authorized to plan for its future and is required to do so pursuant to the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247 of 1968, as amended). View Guidelines for Growth. Please sign up for our Comprehensive Plan Update Bulletins to stay in the loop on meetings and requests for your input. 

Steering Committee/Planning Commission

  • Cathy Rubenstone - Chair
  • Warren Claytor - Vice Chair
  • Phil Foret - Secretary
  • Denny Howell
  • Mary Ravenfeld 
  • William Shoemaker
  • David Watt

Township Planning Consultant: John Gaadt of Gaadt Perspectives LLC

Scope of Work

Comprehensive Plan Update Scope of Work


Community Outreach

Following are a list of the community outreach and input modalities for the project including links to communications and presentations.

Public Meetings

Comprehensive Plan Update Bulletins

Constituent Survey

Survey Summary

A Comprehensive Plan Update Survey was sent to every Willistown household and business and conducted online in June of 2020 to glean information to help the Township prioritize and improve current services, infrastructure, and facilities and to plan for future needs.

Survey Instrument

View the print version of the survey.

Survey Reports

Top Line Report   
This Top Line Report addresses the statistical success of the survey, discusses the survey approach, supplies baseline land use demographics, and provides a 30,000 foot view of overall Township sentiment. 
View the Survey Top Line Report slideshow in Powerpoint.
If you do not have Powerpoint on your computer or are unsure, try clicking on the link above. If it does not work, view the Survey Top Line Report as a PDF.
Top Line Report by Planning Area  
This Top Line Report presents the survey data by Planning Area.  
View the Survey Top Line Report by Planning Area as a PDF.

Funding Assistance

Chester County Planning Commission Vision Partnership Program

Willistown Township has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Chester County Planning Commission's Vision Partnership Program (VPP) to assist in funding the Comprehensive Plan Update. Find out more about the VPP program here.