During 2019, public and private organizations undertook various initiatives that helped to implement the Landscapes3 Prosper Goal, "Grow our economic strength through developing and sustaining a skilled workforce, adaptable work areas, supportive infrastructure, a culture of innovation, and engaged communities." The following success stories highlight some of the more notable initiatives.
In October 2019, the Chester County Planning Commission presented an urban centers event at Victory Brewing Company in Parkesburg, entitled "Your Town as a Destination."" This forum focused on challenges and opportunities for the urban centers by promoting data sharing and friendly communication. This initiative helps to implement Landscapes3 recommendation, "Revitalize Urban Centers."
In 2019, the Planning Commission completed the Urban Center Design Guide, which serves to foster new development that is compatible with community and historic character, and protect residential neighborhoods from adverse impacts. Such development should encourage alternative modes of transportation, improve the environment, and guide appropriate development for municipalities. This initiative helps to implement Landscapes3 recommendation, "Revitalize Urban Centers."
December 2019, the Oxford Borough Transit Center and Borough Hall were completed. The new multi-modal transportation center provides parking for 266 cars, along with 3,500 square feet of ground floor office space. This $7.1 million dollar project, also includes space for the borough's administrative offices, and has the much needed technology improvements they have been lacking. This initiative helps to implement Landscapes3 recommendation, "Revitalize Urban Centers."