Below you’ll find news and updates about Chester County’s Comprehensive Plan Update, Landscapes3.
Congratulations to the Chester County municipalities that have been awarded through the competitive cash grant portion of the 2019 Round One Vision Partnership Program (VPP)! Brandywine Battlefield Group (Birmingham, East Bradford, Kennett, Pennsbury, Thornbury, and Westtown townships for a heritage interpretation plan), Caln Township (zoning ordinance update), East Fallowfield Township (Newlinville Village Master Plan), West Chester (High Street Corridor Study), and West Whiteland Township (historic resource survey update) were awarded in this grant cycle. Congratulations to these municipalities as they work to better plan their future and implement Landscapes3. Continue Reading →
Two Chester County municipalities – East Bradford and Tredyffrin – recently completed projects that received funding through the Vision Partnership Program, a grant available to Chester County municipalities and multi-municipal groups seeking to improve their planning programs while achieving consistency with and implementation of the goals, objectives, recommendations, and map of Landscapes3. In East Bradford, the township completed a Plum Run Corridor Master Plan, and Tredyffrin completed a Gateway Multimodal Transportation Study.
The Chester County Commissioners recognized the efforts of local leaders, board members and staff of the Chester County Planning Commission at a recent Sunshine public meeting, noting national and regional accolades for Landscapes3, Chester County’s newly adopted long-range comprehensive plan. Continue Reading →
The Planning Commission is committed to improving the county’s quality of place, as described and illustrated in Landscapes3, the county’s long-range policy plan. The agency offers services that support smart growth, open space preservation, natural resource protection, historic preservation, livable communities, economic development, and efficient infrastructure. View the Services Brochure to learn more.
If you’re a municipal official in Chester County who is wondering how you can implement Landscapes3, the county’s newly adopted comprehensive plan, the Chester County Planning Commission has suggestions for ways to do that through your ordinances that strengthen preservation, encourage smart growth, and improve the character of new development.
The Chester County Association of Township Officials invites municipal officials to its 2019 spring conference from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. March 7 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, 1 Liberty Blvd., Malvern. Continue Reading →
We invite you to check out our new video that highlights Landscapes3, Chester County’s newly adopted comprehensive plan that provides a template for growth and preservation for the next 10 years. The video, which is under five minutes and full of scenes of Chester County’s special places, shares the message of Landscapes3. Continue Reading →
Molly K. Morrison, a well-known advocate for protecting and conserving open spaces, natural areas, and farmland in southeastern Pennsylvania, will be retiring from Natural Lands at the end of 2018 after 14 years as the organization’s president.
Under Molly’s leadership, Natural Lands has preserved permanently more than 32,000 acres of open space – including landmark additions to their preserve system such as Bear Creek, Bryn Coed, ChesLen, and Green Hills Preserves along with Stoneleigh: a natural garden – and elevated the organization’s focus on stewarding natural resources and connecting people to the outdoors. Continue Reading →
Landscapes3, the plan for Chester County’s future, moved another step toward completion during a public meeting Tuesday night.
After listening to limited public comments about the plan Tuesday, the Chester County Planning Commission board recommended that the Chester County Commissioners adopt Landscapes3. The Commissioners’ public hearing to consider adoption will be at 7 p.m. November 29th at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High St., West Chester. Continue Reading →
Join us at a public meeting on October 2 to hear details about the full draft of Landscapes3 and provide feedback. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and be held at the Chester County Intermediate Unit, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown. A dedicated public comment period will follow the meeting opening and a presentation on the plan. This will be a joint public meeting conducted by the Chester County Planning Commission board and the Landscapes3 Steering Committee. Continue Reading →