Ray Ott & Associates

Planning & Landscape Architecture

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West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382-3243
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Regional, Municipal, Town and Neighborhood Planning

Phoenixville Zoning Ordinance

Phoenixville Zoning Ordinance

This ordinance was prepared to vastly simplify a zoning ordinance that dated from the 1970s and included 19 base zoning districts and 9 overlay districts. The new ordinance includes just 5 zoning districts that are generally characterized as either “infill” or “growth” areas and employs graphics to help better convey the zoning...

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Schuylkill Highlands Land Acquisition Analysis

Schuylkill Highlands Land Acquisition Analysis

This report was prepared to help advance the conservation goals of the Schuylkill Highland program by providing a demographic profile of population densities and growth characteristic in the study area, along with a basic evaluation of land values and the development potential of parcels within the Schuylkill Highlands nineteen Resource Areas and seven...

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Phoenixville Comprehensive Plan

Phoenixville Comprehensive Plan

This comprehensive plan was prepared to provide very specific recommendations for a complete rewrite of the borough’s zoning ordinance. It identified 15 neighborhoods with similar streetscape, density and land development characteristics – which was primarily based on their historic period of development. The plan recommended two zoning approaches: one...

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