Chester County’s 2021 Open Space Summit

Chester County celebrated another great year of open space preservation achievements during the 2021 Open Space Summit on Thursday, April 29. The virtual event was widely attended, with representatives joining in from multiple counties, municipalities, land trusts, conservancies, local news agencies, non-profits, and other related organizations.

The summit began at 6:30pm with welcoming remarks from County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline. As a strong advocate of the county’s open space preservation since the late 1980s, Molly Morrison (Chester County Planning Commission Board Member and former president of Natural Lands), noted the importance of open space preservation to Chester County’s character as a kickoff to the evening.

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Chester County Planning Commission Presents 2020 Housing Report

Each year, the Chester County Planning Commission collects and reports data on housing prices, housing affordability, and new housing units constructed across Chester County as part of the ongoing implementation of the county’s comprehensive plan, Landscapes3.

Despite a difficult year in 2020, recent trends of increasing housing prices, sales, and new construction carried on – proving that Chester County continues to be a desirable place to live.

In total, there were 1,732 new units constructed (the most since 2008), and 7,532 homes sold throughout 2020 (the most since 2006). The median home sale price also continued to rise last year, reaching the highest it’s been in inflation adjusted dollars since 2007 at $375,064.

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Planning Commission to Conduct Monthly Meeting

The Chester County Planning Commission will conduct its monthly board meeting at 2:00 PM on June 9, 2021. This will be a hybrid meeting allowing the public to attend in person or via Zoom. The location of the meeting is Suite 351 in the Government Services Building (601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19380).

Please visit  to join the webinar or telephone 1-312-626-6799 and enter Webinar ID 916 0421 4510.  We recommend beginning to log in at 1:45 in case of technical difficulties. The public is invited to join, and there will be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting. Please note that if you join by telephone you will not have the capability to comment or ask questions. You can email and we will respond promptly. The agenda, and minutes from past meetings, are available on our website.