Chester County Commissioners Establish Landscapes3 Steering Committee

The Chester County Board of Commissioners announced this week the next step in the Landscapes3 process — the creation of a steering committee to guide the development of the new county comprehensive plan.

The steering committee will be co-chaired by three Chester County leaders representing key sectors of the county’s drive to balance growth and preservation: Chris Alonzo, president of Pietro Industries and chair of the Chester County Agricultural Development Council; Matthew Hammond, P.E., executive vice president of Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. and chair of the Chester County Planning Commission; and Molly Morrison, president of Natural Lands and a member of the Chester County Planning Commission.  Continue Reading →

Commercial Landscapes Series Released

The Planning Commission debuted its recently completed Commercial Landscapes series at an event featuring experts who shared ways for municipalities, developers, and consultants to better position themselves for economic development success. The series includes four reports that discuss how current trends are affecting office parks, retail, brownfield, and train station areas throughout the county and provides recommendations for the continued health of our commercial landscapes.  Continue Reading →

Final Call to Participate in Landscapes3 Public Survey

Have we heard from you?

We have heard from over 5,000 people through our Landscapes3 public survey, helping guide the future of Chester County, but we are looking for even more participation. If you haven’t already, please share your priorities and preferences for Chester County’s future in the survey, and spread the word to friends, family, and co-workers by clicking here.

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FEMA to Discuss New Floodplain Maps at Open House

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has updated the Chester County Flood Insurance Rate Maps to revise floodplain boundaries for the Octoraro, Brandywine, Red Clay and White Clay Creek watersheds. These changes to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps are final and go into effect Sept. 29, 2017.

Stop by the FEMA Open House and FEMA staff will show property owners the revised floodplain boundary mapping, explain what it means and answer questions. This event will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 20 in Room 171 of the Chester County Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester.  Continue Reading →