The Vision Partnership Program (VPP), a planning grant available to Chester County municipalities seeking to improve consistency with Landscapes2, recently awarded approximately $130,000 in grants to five municipalities. The grants will leverage an additional $125,000 of local investment in the future of our communities.
Awarded projects include the following:
- East Bradford – Plum Run Corridor Greenway
- London Britain – Comprehensive Plan
- Phoenixville – Pedestrian Accessibility Plan
- Caln – Capital Improvements Plan
- East Fallowfield – Official Map
“East Bradford Township is thrilled to be selected as one of the 2017 Vision Partnership Program grant recipients,” noted East Bradford Township Director of Property and Recreation Rich Phifer. “This funding allows us to proceed in developing a greenway and trail master plan for the eastern segment of the Plum Run corridor (tributary to the Brandywine Creek). This plan is going to focus on safely connecting the public to several of East Bradford’s most treasured natural and historic resources. We hope that this planning process will allow the public to specifically help us solidify and implement a plan for the placement of off-road trails with interpretive elements that will incorporate the valuable history of the Strode’s Mill Historic District and its surviving structures that help tell the story of our nationally significant heritage pertaining to the early mill industry and the Revolutionary War period. We look forward to working with our residents and the Chester County Planning Commission on this project, which we think will make an important contribution to the achievement of many desirable goals established in Landscapes2, Chester County’s policy plan.”
Since 1996, more than $6 million has been awarded through VPP to projects completed by Chester County municipalities, leveraging additional funding from the local and regional level. These projects improve the built and natural landscapes across the county, setting the groundwork for stronger and healthier communities. Check out more information on the program.