Here's What's New

The PC meeting for tonight, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 has been cancelled due to weather.

Birmingham Township is seeking an Office Assistant.
Contact Quina Nelling  at 610-793-2600 for more information.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of Birmingham Township, Chester County (“the Board”), will conduct a public hearing on Monday, February 1, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the Birmingham Township Municipal Building, 1040 West Street Road, West Chester, Pennsylvania, to consider and possibly vote on the conditional use application of Freddy’s Frozen Custard/Stephen DiMarco (“Applicant”). Applicant seeks to modify the conditional use decision of the Board of Supervisors dated December 15, 2003 to permit a Freddy’s Frozen Custard restaurant on the property at 1302 Wilmington Pike (Chester County Tax Parcel No. 65-4-73.2 (the “Property”) pursuant to Section 122-49.C(1) of the Zoning Ordinance. The Property is located in the C-2 Heavy Commercial District and is improved with a bank, office building and convenience store and former gasoline facility. Applicant proposes to demolish the existing convenience store building and rebuild a Freddy’s Frozen Custard restaurant. If any person who wishes to attend the hearing has a disability and/or requires an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to observe or participate in the hearing, he or she should contact the Township Building at 610-793-2600 to discuss how those needs may be accommodated.

UPDATE: the decision will be rendered on March 7th @ 7:30 PM.

On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at 7:00 P.M. prevailing time, at the Birmingham Township Building, 1040 West Street Road, West Chester, Pennsylvania, the Zoning Hearing Board of Birmingham Township will conduct a public hearing and thereafter render a decision on the application of John M. Thompson, III and Karen L. Thompson for a variance from the 10% maximum impervious coverage requirement of Section 122-24C of the Zoning Chapter of the Birmingham Township Code, in order to have 11.87% impervious coverage so that they may construct an addition to their home located at 1110 Washington Ridge South, Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania (UPI No. 65-3-5), which property is located in the R-1 Residential Zoning District. If any person who wishes to attend the hearing has a disability and/or requires an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to observe or participate in the proceedings, he or she should contact the Township Building at 610-793-2600, to discuss how those needs may be accommodated.

UPDATE: November 24, 2015
PennDOT expects work to start on the Birmingham Road bridge project no later than February 2016. The project is expected to take four to five months.

September 22, 2015

Emergency Closure of Birmingham Road Bridge over Radley Run in Birmingham Township, Chester County

King of Prussia, PA – The bridge carrying Birmingham Road over Radley Run was closed and detoured this morning, September 22, between Lambourne Road and Stoney Run Drive in Birmingham Township, Chester County, due to structural damage, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said today. The bridge will be closed indefinitely.

During the bridge closure, Birmingham Road through traffic will be detoured over Route 52 (Lenape Road), Creek Road and Route 926 (Street Road). Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.

PennDOT bridge engineers examined the structural damage and determined a stone masonry abutment had sustained severe deterioration. Engineers will develop a plan to repair the structural damage.

The one-span steel beam bridge was built in 1938. It is 15 feet long and 26 feet wide. The structure was posted with an 18-ton weight limit and it carried an average of 3,553 vehicles a day when it closed.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting . 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following local PennDOT information on Twitter at

ReadyChesCo is used to notify you during a major crisis or emergency, and delivers important emergency alerts; such as weather, road closures, health, or community alerts.  You can choose to sign up by county, municipality, or by topic.

 Notifications and updates to you on all your devices:

  • Email account (work, home, other)

  • Cell phone (via SMS)

  • Pager

 Registration takes only a few minutes!  You can register by visiting Ready ChesCo

The Battle of Brandywine 2014
Thanks to everyone for a fantastic event! More than 6000 visitors enjoyed the event and discovered the treasure that is our Hallowed Ground. See the Reviews

SR 926 Improvement Project

PennDOT and Gannett Fleming, Inc. hosted a public meeting at the Pocopson Elementary School on May 7, 2014 for the SR 926 Improvement Project. Found below are links to the PowerPoint Presentation (2MB) and the Presentation Boards (5MB):
Learn more about how your septic system works and simple, everyday tips on how to properly maintain it.

  • The Basics: Do you have questions about how septic systems work? Do you know whether or not your property is serviced by a septic system?
  • Why should you maintain your septic system?: Learn the benefits to keeping a properly maintained septic system. The facts may surprise you.
  • How to properly care for your system: Septic system maintenance isn’t complicated, and it doesn’t need to be expensive. Follow these maintenance tips to help ensure your system continues to operate reliably.

Pennsylvania Flood Maps

The state Department of Community and Economic Development has launched a website containing the new Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The new site is It will help users determine if they are located in a floodplain and assist local officials in their creation of floodplain-management strategies to ensure public safety.  NOTE:  For best results, use Internet Explorer to access the maps.

Mandatory Recycling Ordinance
This has been adopted and recycling is mandated.
Click here to view the full text of the Ordinance.


 Hit Counter