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 →

Population Projections for 2020-2045

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission recently released population projections for 2020-2045. The new 2045 projections for Chester County and its 73 municipalities are now available.  View details.

According to the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), by 2020 the population for Chester County is projected to reach Continue Reading →

Millennials in Chester County

On Thursday July 22, 2016, Jake Michael of the Planning Commission staff gave a presentation at the Chester County 2020 Citizen Planner Breakfast about the how local planning is adapting to meet the needs of Millennial Generation.  How Chester County’s communities will adapt to the changing housing and employment needs of Millennials is become a significant planning issue, since this generation now comprises roughly a quarter of the population.

The presentation provides a lot of information that provides insights into the preferences and decisions made by this large, new cohort of our population.  The primary topics include housing, education, employment and transit choices since these could significantly impact planning decisions.  View presentation.