The Chester County Planning Commission is proud to release the final Chester Valley Trail Extension to Downingtown Feasibility Study and Master Plan. We are very excited about the potential for developing this trail in the heart of central Chester County and expanding The Circuit, Greater Philadelphia’s regional trail network. The Chester County Commissioners accepted the plan at their December meeting to close out the grant provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Community Conservation Partnerships Program that partially funded the study. Continue Reading →
Did you know that nearly 84 percent of residents in the Phoenixville region currently commute to work by driving alone? We will be hosting a public open house to allow residents to discover and comment on how the developing Phoenixville Region Multimodal Transportation Plan will address transportation issues and opportunities in the Phoenixville area on Feb. 15 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Technical College High School – Pickering Campus, located at 1580 Charlestown Road in Phoenixville, Pa., 19460. The plan identifies potential capital improvements and programming initiatives to increase the safety and efficiency of the transportation network regardless of age, ability, or mode of travel. Learn more about the project and register for the meeting.
The Chester County Planning Commission accomplished many goals in 2017. The staff was incredibly busy helping plan for the county’s future. Here is a brief recap of the accomplishments of 2017 and how these accomplishments helped implement Landscapes2 and smart growth. Continue Reading →
The New Year is a great time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and to express gratitude for those who have helped along the way. We at the Chester County Planning Commission made a lot of progress on our Chester Valley Trail West study in 2017. The project kicked off in July, and our efforts thus far have involved getting input from a lot of people. We are grateful not only for the interest that has been shown in this project, but also for the generosity with which people have shared their time to provide us with ideas and feedback about the trail. Continue Reading →
We are pleased to announce the 2018 first round of the Vision Partnership Program (VPP) planning grants opened today (Jan. 2). Through VPP, Chester County municipalities are eligible for funds to assist their communities with comprehensive planning, ordinance updates, and other studies. The 2018 VPP Grant Manual and application materials are available online. Pre-application meetings are strongly encouraged, and can be scheduled by contacting Planning Services Director Susan Elks at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply is Feb. 21, 2018. More information on the VPP process, as well as projects funded previously through the program, can be found here.