Planning Commission to Conduct its Monthly Meeting

The Chester County Planning Commission will conduct its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. The meeting will take place in the Planning Commission offices of Suite 270, Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, Pa. Gary Smith, president and chief executive officer of the Chester County Economic Development Council, 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. Continue Reading →

Natural Lands President Oliver Bass Attends Planning Commission Board Meeting

Oliver Bass, president of Natural Lands, highlighted his regional land conservation organization and its partnership with Chester County during a Chester County Planning Commission board meeting April 10th.

Bass said the 65-year-old nonprofit organization “saves open space, cares for nature, and connects people to the outdoors in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.” The organization has been around since the early 1950s thanks to Allston Jenkins, an accountant who took up birding as a hobby.

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Brandywine Conservancy Director Ellen Ferretti Attends Planning Commission Board Meeting

Ellen Ferretti, director of the Brandywine Conservancy, highlighted her organization and its partnership with Chester County during a Chester County Planning Commission board meeting March 13th.

The Brandywine Conservancy was founded in 1967 as the Tri-County Conservancy serving Chester and Delaware counties and New Castle County, Delaware. It is based in Chadds Ford, Delaware County.

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Meet New Planning Commission Board Member Stephanie Duncan

Every month, the Planning Commission highlights one of its staff or board members.

The Chester County Commissioners recently appointed Stephanie Duncan as the newest member of the Planning Commission’s board. Stephanie, the secretary/treasurer for the Borough of South Coatesville, discussed her new role at the Planning Commission and also shared information about her life philosophy, interests, and more.
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Planning Commission Provides Tips on How to Implement Landscapes3

If you’re a municipal official in Chester County who is wondering how you can implement Landscapes3, the county’s newly adopted comprehensive plan, the Chester County Planning Commission has suggestions for ways to do that through your ordinances that strengthen preservation, encourage smart growth, and improve the character of new development.

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Planning Commission Releases Annual Report

The Chester County Planning Commission released its 2018 Annual Report, which provides a recap of projects and accomplishments. Notably, the report highlights the steps the agency took to complete Landscapes3, Chester County’s new comprehensive plan. The plan will serve as a planning road map for the next 10 years, and it seeks to balance preservation and growth across the county’s landscapes through six goal areas: Preserve, Protect, Appreciate, Live, Prosper, and Connect. Landscapes3 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. The annual report highlights examples of Landscapes3 implementation and upcoming goals toward further implementation of the plan. View the report.