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 →

Meet Planning Commission's New Housing and Economic Planner

Every month, the Planning Commission highlights one of its staff or board members. Housing and Economic Planner Libby Horwitz, AICP joined the team on June 17th. Libby, a former economic development coordinator for the City of Urbana in Illinois who is originally from Havertown, shared her journey to the Planning Commission and discussed her life philosophy, interests, and more.  Continue Reading →

Coatesville Anticipates Economic Development Opportunities

Good things are coming to Coatesville.

The city is already reaping benefits from being designated as an Opportunity Zone, according to a recent Philadelphia Business Journal article. Opportunity Zones were created as part of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and are designed to spur job creation and economic development by providing tax benefits to investors. Coatesville is the only Chester County municipality that has this designation. Continue Reading →

Chesco Self Service Accepts Electronic Plans and Online Payments

Important changes have been made to the Chester County Self Service (CSS) portal, making the proposed land development review process more convenient for municipal officials and staff, engineers, and solicitors. This portal allows for online electronic submissions of land developments, subdivisions, ordinances and plans, and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this service.

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Planning Commission to Conduct its Monthly Meeting

The Chester County Planning Commission will conduct its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. The meeting will take place in the Planning Commission offices of Suite 270, Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, Pa. Rob Henry, executive director of the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association, will give a presentation to the board. The public is invited to attend, and there will be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting.

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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