We have just released the Landscapes2 Index Report Card 2015, which shows how 16 different planning related measures have changed since Landscapes2 was adopted in 2009. This report, which can be viewed here, is published each year to provide a long-term planning perspective. This report presents recent trends that relate to the preservation of open space, land development, housing features, transportation, and the local economy. A notable recent improvement revealed by this report was the increase in the amount of housing in proposed growth areas, which may reflect the desire for more multi-family and rental units, especially in walkable areas.
On December 6th Governor Wolf announced $52.9 million in grant awards towards the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) Program. Funding for this program was established by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Bill, which was signed into law in 2013 by Governor Corbett. The MTF addresses ports and waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, transit, and bicycle and pedestrian projects. Five projects in Chester County were the recipient of these awards totaling $3.25 million, as follows: Continue Reading →
The Chester County Planning Commission will hold their final public meeting of the year on December 14 at 2:00. The meeting is held in the Planning Commission offices of Suite 270, Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA. In addition to nominating officers for 2017, the agenda includes the following presentations and action items: Continue Reading →
To date we’ve had more than 700 surveys completed across all seven stakeholder topic areas. Many thanks to those who have taken the time to provide their thoughts through the surveys. If you haven’t participated in our topic-specific surveys there is still time. Surveys for each topic area are now posted, with each survey staying open for three months after the initial meeting. For the Preservation topic, this means the survey will be closing December 12th; Community Health, the most recent topic, will close March 6th. Continue Reading →