For over two years, Susan Elks has been the driving force behind a plan for Chester County’s future known as Landscapes3. As the project manager, she has led efforts to develop a comprehensive plan that seeks to balance preservation with growth across the county’s landscapes through six goal areas: Preserve, Protect, Appreciate, Live, Prosper, and Connect. Continue Reading →
The revised, full draft of Landscapes3 has now been provided to all Chester County (and abutting) municipalities and school districts, as well as county libraries, as part of the formal Act 247 review process. Hard copies were sent to our municipalities and libraries, along with a link to the digital versions. Find the plan here. The Chester County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of the plan at 7 p.m. November 29th at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High St., West Chester. Continue Reading →
Congratulations to the Chester County municipalities that received funding through the competitive cash grant portion of the fall 2018 Vision Partnership Program (VPP) to help with future planning, including East Marlborough, Easttown, Valley, and West Caln townships. Continue Reading →
Join Chester County’s Department of Facilities and Parks and Planning Commission at a public meeting about the Schuylkill River Trail Phase II project from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. October 17 at the East Coventry Township Municipal Building, 855 Ellis Woods Road, Pottstown. Continue Reading →
Landscapes3, the plan for Chester County’s future, moved another step toward completion during a public meeting Tuesday night.
After listening to limited public comments about the plan Tuesday, the Chester County Planning Commission board recommended that the Chester County Commissioners adopt Landscapes3. The Commissioners’ public hearing to consider adoption will be at 7 p.m. November 29th at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High St., West Chester. Continue Reading →
At the October 2nd public Sunshine Meeting, the Chester County Commissioners presented a proclamation for National Community Planning Month, recognizing the efforts of local, county, and regional planners who manage the growth and change of Chester County, providing better choices for how residents work and live.
During the presentation of the proclamation, the Commissioners highlighted Landscapes3, the county’s next long-range comprehensive plan, as an example of community planning. Continue Reading →
If you are a municipal official, staff member, main street manager, or consultant for one of Chester County’s municipalities, consider attending an upcoming Urban Centers Forum that will focus on fair housing, housing advocacy, housing tools, and development success stories.
The forum will take place from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. October 11 at the Downingtown S.T.E.M. Academy, 335 Manor Ave., Downingtown. This free event is open to representatives of Chester County’s municipalities on behalf of the Chester County Commissioners. Though the forum is geared toward urban centers, it may be of interest to municipal officials throughout Chester County since the topic is housing. RSVP today! Continue Reading →
The Chester County Planning Commission will conduct its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 10. The meeting will take place in the Planning Commission offices of Suite 270, Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, Pa. Landscapes3 will be discussed during the meeting. The public is invited to attend and there will be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting.
Congratulations to the Chester County municipalities that are moving forward with plans that will help their communities thrive.
Malvern Borough recently completed a Multimodal Transportation Study that evaluated existing issues in the borough and identified ways to improve the transportation network. Primary concerns were pedestrian travel issues, regional multimodal connections, cut-through traffic, and safety for all transportation modes. Continue Reading →
For the past 25 years, Chester County Planning Commission Senior Community Planner Mark Gallant has helped municipalities develop road maps for the future of their communities. And he’s enjoyed every moment of it thanks to all the people he’s met along the way. Continue Reading →