Join us at a public meeting on October 2, 2018 to hear details about the full draft of Landscapes3 and provide feedback. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and be held at the Chester County Intermediate Unit, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown. A dedicated public comment period will follow the meeting opening and a presentation on the plan. This will be a joint public meeting conducted by the Chester County Planning Commission board and the Landscapes3 Steering Committee and the Chester County Planning Commission board. Continue Reading →
Congratulations to the Chester County municipalities that are moving forward with plans that will help their communities thrive.
Malvern Borough recently completed a Multimodal Transportation Study that evaluated existing issues in the borough and identified ways to improve the transportation network. Primary concerns were pedestrian travel issues, regional multimodal connections, cut-through traffic, and safety for all transportation modes. Continue Reading →
For the past 25 years, Chester County Planning Commission Senior Community Planner Mark Gallant has helped municipalities develop road maps for the future of their communities. And he’s enjoyed every moment of it thanks to all the people he’s met along the way. Continue Reading →
Two pieces of land that are part of the Brandywine Battlefield were recently secured as protected open space – one of which was celebrated on September 11th, which was the 241st anniversary of the legendary American Revolutionary War Battle of Brandywine. Continue Reading →
Chester County continues to make progress in achieving the goals of Landscapes2, the county’s current long-range comprehensive policy plan, as shown in the annual Landscapes2 Index Report Card. Continue Reading →
The Chester County Planning Commission is due to complete a full draft plan for Landscapes3, the next long-range plan for Chester County’s future. The draft incorporates input from residents, municipal officials, and other stakeholders. Continue Reading →
Did you know Chester County is expected to be the fastest growing county in southeastern Pennsylvania in the next 30 years? In fact, there will be 146,000 new residents and 88,000 more jobs in Chester County in the next 30 years, according to Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) estimates. The DVRPC highlighted these facts and other regional trends and forecasts in “Connections 2045 Plan for Greater Philadelphia,” a long-range plan for the region’s future. Continue Reading →
Have you ever wondered who to contact with questions about the Census and other data relevant to Chester County? If so, meet Chester County Planning Commission Senior Demographer Jake Michael.
Jake, who has an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification, became the Planning Commission’s demographer four years ago when his predecessor retired. Jake’s past experience gathering statistics about natural resources and animals was a valuable asset when he took over this role and started working on data collection from the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue Reading →
The Chester County Planning Commission released the Phoenixville Region Multimodal Transportation Plan, which will serve as a guiding document for bicycle and pedestrian amenities in the Phoenixville region. The plan identifies potential capital improvements and programming initiatives to increase the safety and efficiency of the transportation network regardless of age, ability, or mode of travel. View the plan.