Planning Commission Recommends Commissioners Adopt Landscapes3

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. 

Next week the Planning Commission will distribute the draft plan to the county’s 73 municipalities and other required entities for a 45-day review and comment period, as required under the Municipalities Planning Code (PA Act 247).

Landscapes3 seeks to balance preservation with growth across the county’s landscapes through six goal areas: Preserve, Protect, Appreciate, Live, Prosper, and Connect. To continue to balance growth and preservation, Landscapes3 recommits to core principles that will position the county and its municipalities for success, including resource preservation, revitalized urban and suburban centers, housing diversity, transportation choices, collaboration, and resiliency. View more information about the plan, including the full draft.

The public comments at Tuesday’s meeting pertained to accessibility for those with disabilities, countywide coordination and mobilization on food security issues, support for the plan and its implementation, and how to advance transportation improvements. The county’s Planning Commission board noted one change to the draft plan that will be incorporated prior to distribution – changing the priority of Connect recommendation #9 (support a resilient and clean energy network) from moderate to high.