Seeking Input about Chester Valley Trail West Project

The Planning Commission is seeking input about a plan to extend the Chester Valley Trail west of Downingtown. To participate in a public survey about the Chester Valley Trail West Project, click here. There also will be a public meeting from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 17 at Coatesville Area Senior High School, 1445 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville. To register for the meeting, click here.

The goal of the project is to connect the Chester Valley Trail with the future 29-mile multi-use Enola Low Grade Trail located just outside of Atglen in Lancaster County. The Chester Valley Trail West project includes eight Chester County municipalities: Caln, Downingtown, Coatesville, Valley, Parkesburg, Sadsbury, West Sadsbury, and Atglen. For more information about the project, click here.

$52.9 million in grants to support Multimodal projects

On December 6th Governor Wolf announced $52.9 million in grant awards towards the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) Program.  Funding for this program was established by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Bill,  which was signed into law in 2013 by Governor Corbett.  The MTF addresses ports and waterways, freight and passenger rail, aviation, transit, and bicycle and pedestrian projects. Five projects in Chester County were the recipient of these awards totaling $3.25 million, as follows: Continue Reading →

Fall Planner Forum Recap

Earlier this month, over 40 local planners participated in our semi-annual Planner’s Forum.  Planners from all disciplines networked to hear about the comprehensive plan update, creative funding opportunities, complete streets, and millennial characteristics.  The presentations from the forum are now available.  Continue Reading →

Introducing our new Transportation Services Director

The Planning Commission is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Styche as the director of our Transportation Division.  Brian brings over 20 years of public and private sector experience to the position.  He has worked in the planning, design, funding and implementation of transportation, trails, and parks & recreation projects all across the Commonwealth.  Brian is a registered Landscape Architect in PA and has memberships with the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Society of Landscape Architects. Continue Reading →

Transportation

A plan for over $1.2 billion – yes, billion! – of transportation projects in Chester County was approved by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. The Transportation Improvement Program includes major enhancements to the US 30 Bypass, US 1 Bypass, US 422, PA 41, and many other roads, bridges, and trails. Summary of projects in Chester County: http://ow.ly/jioz302J5RO