Meet Planning Commission's New Community Planner Mason Gilbert   

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.

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Learn about our Services

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.

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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 for a brochure.

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