Chester County Boroughs Receive Accolades

Chester County has great places to live, work and connect. And the county’s municipalities aren’t going unnoticed these days.

For instance, Malvern was named a “Classic Town” recently by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC). The regional planning commission stated: “A desirable mix of Victorian charm and modern amenities makes Malvern an ideal Classic Town.” According to the Daily Local News, the DVRPC has designated 22 municipalities in the Greater Philadelphia region as Classic Towns. In addition to Malvern, other Chester County municipalities that have received this designation include Kennett Square, Oxford, Phoenixville and West ChesterContinue Reading →

Discussing the Future of Chester County with Students

The future leaders of Chester County have some items on their wish lists when it comes to features they are looking for in their communities. In particular, they are hoping for affordable housing options in Chester County along with more sidewalks.

That was the message that about 60 West Chester University (WCU) students delivered during a Chester County 2020 forum on March 1. The majority of students who attended the forum were pursuing degrees in public administration and geography. The meeting took place at the new College of Business and Public Management Center on WCU’s campus.  Continue Reading →

Planning Commission Welcomes Technical Services Director

When Paul Fritz was growing up, he wanted to be an architect.

“I loved looking at buildings and how they were put together,” he said, adding that he also was interested in history.

At one point during his childhood, Paul wanted to be a firefighter and a professional baseball player but he later realized those aspirations weren’t realistic.

Paul is now the new Technical Services Director at the Chester County Planning Commission. He is a certified planner and registered landscape architect with over 10 years of management experience with diverse public and private urban and rural projects.  Continue Reading →