Every month, the Planning Commission highlights one of its staff or board members. Housing and Economic Planner Libby Horwitz, AICP joined the team on June 17th. Libby, a former economic development coordinator for the City of Urbana in Illinois who is originally from Havertown, shared her journey to the Planning Commission and discussed her life philosophy, interests, and more. Continue Reading →
Good things are coming to Coatesville.
The city is already reaping benefits from being designated as an Opportunity Zone, according to a recent Philadelphia Business Journal article. Opportunity Zones were created as part of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and are designed to spur job creation and economic development by providing tax benefits to investors. Coatesville is the only Chester County municipality that has this designation. Continue Reading →
Important changes have been made to the Chester County Self Service (CSS) portal, making the proposed land development review process more convenient for municipal officials and staff, engineers, and solicitors. This portal allows for online electronic submissions of land developments, subdivisions, ordinances and plans, and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this service.
Have you ever taken the time to explore the winding country roads, beautiful open spaces, and vibrant town centers in southern Chester County? The Chester County Planning Commission did just that during a recent tour of the Kennett area.
Looking for a snapshot of housing conditions in Chester County? The Planning Commission recently released its annual Housing Report for 2018, which documented an overall increase in recent years in both the cost of units and the number of units built. Continue Reading →
Every month, the Planning Commission highlights one of its staff or board members. Community Planner Mason Gilbert joined the team on May 28th. Mason, a former land preservation coordinator for the Chester County Department of Open Space Preservation, shared his journey to the Planning Commission and discussed his life philosophy, interests, and more.
The Chester County Commissioners recognized the efforts of local leaders, board members and staff of the Chester County Planning Commission at a recent Sunshine public meeting, noting national and regional accolades for Landscapes3, Chester County’s newly adopted long-range comprehensive plan. Continue Reading →
The Planning Commission is committed to improving the county’s quality of place, as described and illustrated in Landscapes3, the county’s long-range policy plan. The agency offers services that support smart growth, open space preservation, natural resource protection, historic preservation, livable communities, economic development, and efficient infrastructure. View the Services Brochure to learn more.
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.
Every month, the Planning Commission highlights one of its staff or board members. Mercedes Carfagno, a summer intern who is finishing up her geography and planning degree, shared her journey to the Planning Commission and discussed her life philosophy, interests, and more.