Planning Commission Rolls Along with Active Transportation Inventory Project

These days, people crave the ability to walk and bike places. They don’t want to get in their cars every time they need to go somewhere.

During the development of the county’s new comprehensive plan, Landscapes3, Chester County residents identified the need for more bicycle and pedestrian facilities in their communities. These facilities provide residents with greater mobility, multimodal transportation options, and additional recreational options all leading to the development of healthier communities. Continue Reading →

Planning Commission Announces Completion of Chester Valley Trail West Study

The Chester County Planning Commission is pleased to announce the completion of the Chester Valley Trail West Feasibility Study/Master Plan. The plan will extend the popular trail westward across the county through the following municipalities: Downingtown, Caln, Coatesville, Valley, Parkesburg, Sadsbury, West Sadsbury, and Atglen.  Continue Reading →

Join us at Chester Valley Trail West Public Meeting

Join us for our final public meeting about the Chester Valley Trail West study on November 7 at Gateway Church, located at 160 Cowan Road in Parkesburg. There will be an open house from 6:30-7:30 p.m. where attendees can view and comment on materials from the draft plan, and at 7:30 p.m. the Planning Commission will present the highlights of the draft plan and recommendations. Register for the meetingContinue Reading →

Two Planners Receive Transportation Awards

Two Chester County Planning Commission employees – Heather Martin and Rachael Griffith – were recently recognized as “Top Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Professionals Under 40” by the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVF).

Heather is a transportation planner for the county’s Planning Commission, and Rachael is the open space and trails planner. They received the awards during the GVF’s 28th annual meeting on May 7.  Continue Reading →

Planning Commission Welcomes New Transportation Planner

The Planning Commission welcomed a new employee in March: Transportation Planner Brian J. Donovan.

Brian began working for the agency on March 26. As a transportation planner in the Transportation Services Division, Brian will coordinate with local transportation management agencies and participate in the planning for our public transportation routes, regional rail stations, and major roadway corridors.  Continue Reading →

Recapping Chester Valley Trail West Meeting

Over 100 western Chester County residents and trail enthusiasts from across the county attended a recent public meeting about the Chester Valley Trail West study to learn more about the project and offer input.

The primary purpose of the meeting, which took place at The Parkesburg Point Youth Center on March 1, was to seek public input on the alignment alternatives that have been developed for the trail. Additionally, the project team shared the results of the public survey, which garnered over 2,800 responses. Overall, 89 percent of survey respondents were in favor of extending the Chester Valley Trail to the Lancaster County line.  Continue Reading →