Recapping 2018, Setting Goals for 2019

Throughout 2018, the Chester County Planning Commission was incredibly busy wrapping up Landscapes3, which is a wonderful product that reflects the commitment Chester County has to planning. The plan provides a template for growth and preservation planning for the next 10 years. Read on to learn more about the plan and the ways we will implement it in 2019. Continue Reading →

Longtime Planning Commission Board Member Judy DiFilippo Retires

Retiring Chester County Planning Commission board member Judy DiFilippo has roots deep in planning and serving others.

A Bangor, Maine native, Judy moved to Montgomery County in 1966 to study nursing at Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing. After graduation, Judy worked in the Lankenau Hospital Surgical Intensive Care Unit until her daughter, Rena, was born.

“Now, when people find out about my background in nursing, I say I am still taking care of people – just in a different way,” Judy said with a smile.  Continue Reading →

Planning Commission Highlights Affordably-Priced Housing Issue

Did you know that the median housing value in Chester County in 2017 was $337,000 – the highest in the state?

That can make it difficult for a broad spectrum of people – professionals, those in the trades, first-time home buyers, and seniors – to afford housing in Chester County. To delve more into this data, check out the Planning Commission’s PowerPoint presentationContinue Reading →

Planning Commission to Conduct its Monthly Meeting

The Chester County Planning Commission will conduct its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 9. The meeting will take place in the Planning Commission offices of Suite 270, Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, Pa. Tim Phelps, executive director of Transportation Management Association of Chester County, will give a presentation to the board.  The public is invited to attend and there will be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting.