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CMP Final Report

PENNSYLVANIA BRANDYWINE VALLEY SCENIC BYWAY
CORRIDOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

This report was reviewed and concurred by PennDOT on 2/10/17.

Contents

Chapter One: Introducing the Byway .... 5
Project Overview .... 6
Plan Organization .... 13

Chapter Two: Defining the Byway Vision, Mission, & Goals .... 16
Introduction to the Brandywine Valley Corridor .... 16
Vision and Mission .... 22
Goals for the Corridor Management Plan and the Byway .... 23

Chapter Three: Telling the Brandywine Byway Story .... 28
Statement of Significance .... 28
Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway Story and Themes .... 32

Chapter Four: Revealing the Intrinsic Qualities .... 43
Introduction .... 44
Historic Intrinsic Qualities .... 44
Scenic Intrinsic Qualities .... 54
Natural and Recreational Intrinsic Qualities .... 62

Chapter Five: Describing the Byway Corridor .... 69
Landscape Character and Land Use .... 76
Engaging the Byway Traveler .... 102

Chapter Six: - Preserving and Enhancing the Byway .... 114
STRATEGIES FOR CONSERVATION AND ENHANCEMENT .... 114
STRATEGIES FOR INTERPRETATION AND EDUCATION .... 123
STRATEGIES FOR TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC SAFETY .... 128
STRATEGIES FOR RECREATION .... 135
STRATEGIES FOR ROADSIDE CHARACTER .... 141
STRATEGIES FOR ATTRACTIONS AND TRAVELER SERVICES .... 145
STRATEGIES FOR MANAGEMENT AND COLLABORATION .... 159

Chapter Seven: Implementation Plan .... 165

Appendix 1 – Historic Resource Regulation Summary .... 179

Appendix 2 – Local Planning & Regulatory Summary
.... 183
1. Birmingham Township .... 183
2. Chadds Ford Township .... 186
3. East Bradford Township .... 189
4. Kennett Township .... 193
5. Pennsbury Township .... 196
6. Pocopson Township .... 199
7. West Chester Borough .... 202

Appendix 3 – BV Scenic Byway  Mapping at 11" X 17" .... 206

Below find links to the files containing the final CMP Report and Appendix 3 (14 maps).

The Report contains chapters 1-7 and Appendices 1 and 2 (207 pages). The chapters are "linked" to make access and reading more user friendly (click on links on the CONTENTS page within the PDF file). The file was prepared on 2/10/2017 and is in PDF format (6MB).

The second file contains Appendix 3 which includes fourteen maps that accompany the CMP Report. The file was revised on 1/24/17 and is in PDF format (32MB).

CMP Final Report (2-10-2017)

Appendix 3 - Maps (1-24-2017)