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 →
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 →
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 presentation. Continue Reading →
Every month, the Planning Commission highlights one of its staff members. Transportation Planner Eric Quinn joined the team in December. Eric discussed how he arrived at the Planning Commission and also shared information about his life philosophy, interests, and more. Continue Reading →
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.
It’s no secret that Chester County is a desirable place to live, especially since it has won many awards and accolades for education, leisure and tourism, employment, and open space. However, many people want to live in Chester County but cannot afford to do so. Continue Reading →
Every month, the Planning Commission highlights one of its staff members. Assistant Director David Ward, AICP is retiring from his job here at the end of December after 42 years of service. He has been a driving force behind smart growth and good planning in the county over the past four decades.
David has been a familiar face around the county, and he will be missed. Learn more about his life, career, and future plans. Continue Reading →
The Chester County Planning Commission office will close at 2 p.m. on December 24 and December 31. The office will be closed December 25 and January 1.
We are pleased to announce that the Chester County Commissioners adopted Landscapes3, the county’s next long-range comprehensive plan, during a public hearing on November 29th.
Landscapes3 seeks to balance preservation and growth across the county’s landscapes through six goal areas: Preserve, Protect, Appreciate, Live, Prosper, and Connect. The plan recommits to core principles that will position the county and its municipalities for success, including resource preservation, revitalized urban and suburban centers, housing diversity, transportation choices, collaboration, and resiliency.
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The Chester County Planning Commission recently was the recipient of the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Regional Planning Award for assisting with the Route 724 Initiative and completing the Opportunity Sites Map. Continue Reading →