January 2022

photoTredyffrin Comprehensive Plan Update

Posted January 25, 2022

This past October, Tredyffrin Township completed an update of their 2009 Comprehensive Plan with the Chester County Planning Commission serving as the consultant. The Township was awarded a grant through the county's Vision Partnership Program to complete the project. Learn more.

Stay on the lookout for our 2021 Success Stories

photoPosted January 24, 2022

On an annual basis, we share success stories that support the six goals and vision of Landscapes3. They cover a wide range of topics and initiatives, which ultimately helps us determine how well — and what — the county is accomplishing each year. Stay on the lookout as we'll be featuring the list of 2021 stories next month! Learn more.

photoChester County Economy Report Released

Posted January 21, 2022

This past year, Chester County completed an Economy Report providing local data that can be used to guide economic planning and future growth for the county. The data in the report highlights the county's economic strengths and weaknesses, helping to guide recommendations and implementation of the county's comprehensive plan, Landscapes3. Learn more.

photoNew Guide Supports Planning for Affordably-Priced Homes

Posted January 19, 2022

As the cost of living continues to rise across the U.S., many families have become burdened by the cost of housing. Because of this, the Chester County Planning Commission recently completed a report on the various costs related to housing construction. Learn more.

photoTransportation Improvement Program

Posted January 18, 2022

As another initiative that supports the "Connect" goal in Landscapes3, the Transportation Improvement Program is the regionally agreed-upon list of priority transportation projects for the southeastern PA region, as required by federal law and adopted by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Learn more.

photoImplementing Good Development Practices to Protect our Natural Resources

Posted January 14, 2022

Since many people choose to live or visit Chester County to enjoy its natural qualities and resources, it's important to follow good development practices to ensure they remain in place for years to come. In some instances, these resources can be protected in new developments by implementing performance zoning and cluster development regulations within a community. Learn more.

photoCommunity Conservation Partnerships Program Awards Announced

Posted January 12, 2022

Congratulations to the Chester County municipalities and non-profits that were recipients of the Community Conservation Partnerships Program awards! On December 30th, Governor Wolf announced the investment of $70 million toward 317 projects across the Commonwealth. Chester County received awards for 17 of those projects totaling over $8 million. Learn more.

photoTransportation Priority Projects

Posted January 10, 2022

In support of the Landscapes3 Connect recommendation to "advance implementation of transportation improvements," the Chester County Planning Commission works with a committee of transportation planning partners and county agencies, as well as Chester County elected officials including PA House Representatives, PA Senators, and the Chester County Commissioners to identify and promote Chester County's Transportation Priority Projects. Learn more.

photoChester County Planning Commission to Hold Monthly Board Meeting

Posted January 7, 2022

The Chester County Planning Commission will conduct its monthly board meeting at 2:00 p.m. on January 12, 2022. This will be a hybrid meeting allowing the public to attend in person or via Zoom. The location of the meeting is Suite 270 in the Government Services Building (601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19380). Please visit https://zoom.us/j/91604214510 to join the webinar or telephone toll free at 877-853-5247 and enter Webinar ID 916 0421 4510. We recommend beginning to log in at 1:45 in case of technical difficulties. The public is invited to join, and there will be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting. Learn more.

Recapping 2021 and Setting Goals for 2022

January 4, 2022

While 2021 was yet another unpredictable and challenging year, we are happy to report that the Planning Commission has continued to adapt to these challenges and remain successful in our efforts to implement the county's comprehensive plan, Landscapes3. Some notable 2021 achievements included the funding of various projects through the county's Vision Partnership Program (VPP), the preservation of the 577-acre Glenroy Farm along the Octoraro Creek, the adoption of the county's new Climate Action Plan, the annual Town Tours & Village Walks program, the A+ Homes Forum, the preparation of a Chester County Agricultural Economic Strategic Plan, as well as the adoption of a Complete Street Policy and planning for trails and other amenities. Check out some more 2021 achievements and look forward to what's happening in 2022.

See news from 2021.