The development of Landscapes3 will be an open and collaborative experience. The public is invited to participate throughout. The process includes:
Photo Contest: Show Us Your Favorite Place in Chester County
We received over 300 photographs of Chester County in our Fall 2016 photo contest; thank you to all that have participated! The winners were announced in January. Click here to see the top 25 photo submissions.
A series of stakeholder meetings were held from September 2016 to May 2017 to identify issues and challenges facing Chester County. Experts met under the following topics: preservation, agriculture, housing, utilities and infrastructure, transportation, economic development, and community health. Topic specific surveys were completed by the stakeholders and then opened to the public, and more than 1,000 surveys were completed. Based on the discussion at meetings and survey responses, priority issues were then identified. Materials from the meetings, including the trend reports, survey results, and listing of priority issues, are available to view on the Topics for Discussion webpage.
Public Opinion Survey
Many thanks to those who participated in our Landscapes3 public survey, which has now closed. We look forward to bringing you results soon!
You are invited to subscribe to our monthly eNewsletter on the plan and upcoming events. Click here to subscribe to our eNewsletter.
At any time in the process you are encouraged to comment. Click here to provide feedback.
Presentations by Request
The Planning Commission is available to present on the plan update to your group or organization. You are invited to contact Susan Elks at 610.344.6285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plan Steering Committee
Development of Landscapes3, including identification of the visions, goals, objectives, and implementation actions, is being guided by a Steering Committee, with significant public and municipal input throughout the process. Steering Committee members represent a diversity of perspectives, and will meet on a regular basis to guide the process. Click here to view the steering committee and meeting dates.
Landscapes3 will be going out to various community events in 2017 — Look for us at your favorite event! Click here to view our events calendar.
Draft Material Review
Throughout the process, there will be opportunities for your input to the plan update. These will involve online comment periods, face-to-face opportunities at events and fairs around the County, as well as a formal review process once the full plan has been drafted. (coming soon)
Public Hearing and Adoption
Prior to adoption by the Board of County Commissioners, the plan will be presented by the Planning Commission at a variety of public information meetings as well as a public hearing by the Commissioners. Once adopted, Landscapes3 will become the long-range policy plan for Chester County for the next ten years. (coming soon)