Municipal representatives and residents in western Chester County provided input on Landscapes3, the county’s next plan for the future, during the fourth and final spring public meeting, which took place at the Public Safety Training Campus in South Coatesville on May 16.
Attendees were able to view display boards, take part in activities, listen to a presentation on the current status, and most importantly, share their comments and questions on issues to be considered in the county’s next comprehensive plan. During the question and answer period of the meeting, attendees raised the need to link parks, homes, and trails, in addition to posing questions on the future of retail areas, the importance of transportation, funding considerations, implications for utilities, and the benefits of rehabilitating existing homes.
The next steps for plan development are for the revised Landscapes3 map and draft recommendations to be distributed for public and municipal review and comment in early summer. Revisions to the map will be based on public and municipal comments, while the draft recommendations are being developed under the review of the Landscapes3 Steering Committee. The steering committee, representing a range of business, community, and nonprofit interests, has been working to create implementable actions that respond to the trends and issues identified by the public, stakeholders, and planning partners.
Online commenting will continue to be open throughout the summer, and the sixth public meeting for the process is planned for early fall. In addition, the Chester County Planning Commission is happy to present to groups regarding plan status and content. For more information, visit www.chescoplanning.org or call 610-344-6285.