Have you ever taken the time to explore the winding country roads, beautiful open spaces, and vibrant town centers in southern Chester County? The Chester County Planning Commission did just that during a recent tour of the Kennett area.
Looking for a snapshot of housing conditions in Chester County? The Planning Commission recently released its annual Housing Report for 2018, which documented an overall increase in recent years in both the cost of units and the number of units built. Continue Reading →
Every month, the Planning Commission highlights one of its staff or board members. Community Planner Mason Gilbert joined the team on May 28th. Mason, a former land preservation coordinator for the Chester County Department of Open Space Preservation, shared his journey to the Planning Commission and discussed his life philosophy, interests, and more.
The Chester County Commissioners recognized the efforts of local leaders, board members and staff of the Chester County Planning Commission at a recent Sunshine public meeting, noting national and regional accolades for Landscapes3, Chester County’s newly adopted long-range comprehensive plan. Continue Reading →
The Planning Commission is committed to improving the county’s quality of place, as described and illustrated in Landscapes3, the county’s long-range policy plan. The agency offers services that support smart growth, open space preservation, natural resource protection, historic preservation, livable communities, economic development, and efficient infrastructure. View the Services Brochure to learn more.
An online interactive map, Multimunicipal Cooperation Works!, was added to the Planning Commission’s website. The map shows where in Chester County municipalities are working together with a regional perspective. Four types of multimunicipal cooperation efforts are shown on the map: regional planning, councils of governments, regional recreation agencies, and regional police departments. In addition to showing where these types of cooperative efforts are occurring, the map provides background information with links to online resource materials. This map is a Landscapes3 implementation project. View the map.
Every month, the Planning Commission highlights one of its staff or board members. Mercedes Carfagno, a summer intern who is finishing up her geography and planning degree, shared her journey to the Planning Commission and discussed her life philosophy, interests, and more.
The Chester County Planning Commission will conduct its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 12. The board is taking its meeting “on the road” this month; it will be held at the Kennett Township Building, 801 Burrows Road, Chadds Ford, Pa., 19317. The public is invited to attend, and there will be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting. Continue Reading →
Every month, the Planning Commission highlights one of its staff or board members. Did you ever wonder who interviews them? Meet Communications Specialist Danielle M. Lynch, a former journalist who has been with us for two and a half years. Danielle shares her journey to the Planning Commission and also discusses her life philosophy, interests, and more.
The 25th summer of Chester County’s Town Tours and Village Walks program will begin on June 13 at the historic Church of the Holy Trinity in West Chester. The theme of this year’s series is exploring the county’s villages “Then and Now.” There will be 10 more tours this summer – every Thursday night. Back by popular demand, two fall supper lectures have been added during October and December. The free summer strolls will take place in historic neighborhoods, hamlets, villages, and sites throughout Chester County. These events are sponsored by the Chester County Commissioners through the Chester County Planning Commission and its partners, including Westtown Township, the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau, the Chester County Historic Preservation Network, the Chester County Historical Society, and other local participating municipalities. View more information about the tours or contact Chester County Heritage Preservation Coordinator Karen Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org for a brochure.