Chester County continues to make progress in achieving the goals of Landscapes2, the county’s current long-range comprehensive policy plan, as shown in the annual Landscapes2 Index Report Card.
In particular, there have been some positive trends with preserved open space, protected farmland, and housing. Proposed housing units have been directed more toward growth areas, and there has been an increase in townhouses and apartment development proposals in those areas in the last few years.
Notably, the Landscapes2 composite score for 2017 is 110—the highest ever since 2006. There is still work to do in many areas, and Landscapes3 will lay the foundation for undertaking that.
The Planning Commission board reviewed at its September 12th meeting. View the full report.