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Smart Growth

October 22, 2021

When it comes to the growth and preservation of our communities, Smart Growth plays an important role in accommodating inevitable growth and development in a manner that preserves the best characteristics of a community. Smart growth can help protect an area's natural environment, preserve farmland and open space, and make attractive, economically competitive, and socially diverse communities. Learn more about Smart Growth.

Meet our Executive Director

October 21, 2021

As the face of the Chester County Planning Commission, our Executive Director, Brian O'Leary, plays many key roles that contribute to the success of the organization. Some of these roles include the implementation of Landscapes3, and helping to administer the Planning Commission's three boards — the Planning Commission Board, the Environmental and Energy Advisory Board, and the Agricultural Development Council. If you've attended one of the Planning Commission's recent meetings or events, you've probably seen Brian present or say a few words! Learn more about Brian.

New Climate Action Plan Adopted by Chester County Commissioners

October 14, 2021

The Chester County Board of Commissioners recently adopted the county's new Climate Action Plan with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by the year 2050. These efforts, and more, stemmed from various public outreach methods in addition to the county's original Greenhouse Gas Report from 2010. Learn more.

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