Check out New Multimunicipal Cooperation Map

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.

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Planning Commission to Conduct its Monthly Meeting

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 →

Join in the Town Tours and Village Walks

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 kmarshall@chesco.org for a brochure.

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Meet Planning Commission Board Vice Chairman Doug Fasick

Every month, the Planning Commission highlights one of its staff or board members. Doug Fasick is the board’s vice chairman and has served on the board since June 2010. Doug, an Oxford resident and chiropractor, discussed how he arrived at the Planning Commission and also shared information about his life philosophy, interests, and more.

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Chester County Unveils Return on Environment Report during Open Space Summit

While surrounded by the rolling fields and wildlife at the ChesLen Preserve, Chester County officials – along with representatives from municipalities, land conservation organizations, and economic development agencies – celebrated the 30th anniversary of open space preservation and the economic benefits of these efforts during an Open Space Summit May 2.

As part of the summit, the Chester County Commissioners announced results of a study, Return on Environment: The Economic Value of Protected Open Space in Chester County, and unveiled a video about the report. The video highlighted the valuable economic, environmental, and public health benefits that open space preservation has provided to Chester County for the past three decades.

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