Meet Landscapes3 Steering Committee Member Neal Fisher

Neal Fisher, one of the Landscapes3 Steering Committee members, is the vice president of development for the Hankin Group, a real estate development company in Uwchlan.

Fisher is a professional engineer in the state of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise as a member of the steering committee include municipal services, land development, permitting, and construction management. He will promote connectivity, long-term planning, and sustainability for Chester County.  Continue Reading →

Planning Commission Welcomes New Design Planner

The Planning Commission welcomed a new employee in September: Design Planner Albert Park. Albert began working for the agency on Sept. 25.

In addition to assisting the graphics specialists with graphics related tasks, Albert will help in the evaluation of Act 247 land development proposals, assist in development of comprehensive plan planning concepts and illustrations, and help planners with stormwater, landscaping, site layout, and urban design issues they encounter. He will be using various tools to help with his daily tasks, including Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, and AutoCAD.  Continue Reading →

Join Landscapes3 Discussion at Oct. 26th Public Meeting

Lend your voice toward the development of Landscapes3, the county’s next long-range comprehensive plan, at a public meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the West Whiteland Township Building, 101 Commerce Drive, Exton. The meeting is an open house display from 5:30 to 6:30, with a formal presentation at 6:30, followed by an opportunity for public comment. Check out more details about the meeting.

Meet Landscapes3 Steering Committee Member Cheryl Kuhn

Cheryl B. Kuhn, an Atglen resident, is one of the Landscapes3 Steering Committee members. Kuhn is the president and chief executive officer of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce in West Grove.

Kuhn, who has an Institute of Organization Management certification, has worked at the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce since 2011. Her previous experience includes vice president with the Main Line Chamber of Commerce and more than 20 years in administration, operations and marketing communications for national and regional firms.  Continue Reading →

Meet Landscapes3 Steering Committee Member Larry Welsch

Larry Welsch, a Parkesburg native, is a Landscapes3 Steering Committee member. Welsch is the executive director of the Chester County Food Bank, which mobilizes the community to ensure access to healthy food.

As a member of the steering committee, he will bring his expertise in health and the food services business. At the food bank, he has worked toward alleviating hunger by offering healthy food to county residents who are struggling to make ends meet.  Continue Reading →

Celebrating National Community Planning Month

The Chester County Commissioners issued a proclamation in recognition of the work done by professional and volunteer local, county, and regional planners in conjunction with the celebration of National Community Planning Month at the Oct. 17 public Sunshine Meeting.

“It’s important to take the time to acknowledge the valuable efforts and contributions of local planners, including those who work for the Chester County Planning Commission and municipalities,” said Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline. “Their work is significant when it comes to planning for our county’s future and balancing managed growth with preservation.”

In addition to the Commissioners’ proclamation, the Chester County Planning Commission board issued a proclamation earlier this month in recognition of National Community Planning Month. Check out more info about Planning Month and examples of successful projects in Chester County.  Continue Reading →

Recapping Semi-Annual Planners' Forum

Several topics, including the Chester Valley Trail, development trends in Great Valley, economic development in the Kennett area, and riparian buffers, were discussed at the Chester County Planning Commission’s fourth semi-annual Planners’ Forum on Oct. 5.

The 49 planners who attended heard a range of presentations, which can be viewed in the PowerPoint summary found hereContinue Reading →

Video Series: Planning Chester County's Future Together

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Come learn about what makes Chester County special, why we need to protect these treasures, and how we can plan the county’s future together. The first segment of a four-part video series on planning in Chester County has been released. This series hopes to engage you in the preparation of Landscapes3, the county’s next comprehensive plan.

Check out the video here.

There will be a Landscapes3 public meeting from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the West Whiteland Township Building, 101 Commerce Drive, Exton.

Meet Landscapes3 Steering Committee Member Blair Fleischmann

Blair W. Fleischmann, an Upper Oxford resident, is one of the Landscapes3 Steering Committee members. She is the current executive director of S.A.V.E. (Safety, Agriculture, Villages & Environment).

Fleischmann serves as treasurer of the Chester County Historic Preservation Network and secretary of the Upper Oxford Township Historical Commission. She is a trustee of the Homeville Cemetery Co. and treasurer of the Oxford Regional Emergency Management group. She also serves on the Conservancy Committee of the Brandywine Conservancy and was previously on the boards of Chester County 2020, the Octoraro Watershed Association, and the Oxford Area Historical Association. Fleischmann is a former staff accountant and lives with her husband, Charlie, on a preserved farm in Upper Oxford.  Continue Reading →

Meeting Landscapes3 Steering Committee Member George Beer

George Beer, a Pennsbury resident, is one of the Landscapes3 Steering Committee members. Beer is the founder and president of the Delaware Valley Development Company, a real estate development, building and investment company, specializing in affordable housing and land development in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Beer has worked in real estate development business and management since 1984 and in the housing business since 1992. In addition to being a member of the Landscapes3 Steering Committee, he was involved with Landscapes2, the county’s current comprehensive plan.  Continue Reading →