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.

Steering Committee

  • Cathy Rubenstone - Chair
  • Molly Perrin - Vice Chair
  • David Watt - Secretary
  • Warren Claytor
  • Frank Houder
  • Rita Reves 
  • William Shoemaker

Township Planning Consultant: John Gaadt of Gaadt Perspectives LLC



  • Task Force established
  • Task Force review of 2011 Comprehensive Plan Goals and Policies
  • Comprehensive Plan Survey, Analysis, and Outreach
  • Notify Me database of residents interested in Comprehensive Plan Info created
  • Notify Me database of residents interested in volunteering created

Spring 2021: Public Meeting for Update Kick Off

Timing TBD: Interim Public Meetings & Hearing

October 2022: Adoption

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

Following are two Top Line Reports. Further drill down and cross tabulation analysis is ongoing.

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 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.