June 2023

Farm GuideChester County Ag Council Issues New Guide to Local Farms and Farm Products

June 2, 2023

With summer right around the corner, it's a great time to pick up the new edition of The Chester County Farm Guide to find local farms and markets near you. Learn more.

May 2023

Town ToursChester County Announces 2023 Town Tours & Village Walks Program

May 25, 2023

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline are pleased to announce the 2023 Town Tours & Village Walks program "Our Agricultural Heritage," kicking-off at the West Chester United Methodist Church on Thursday, June 8. Learn more.

HousingThe Importance of Affordably Priced Homes

May 24, 2023

Chester County consistently has one of the highest median housing costs in the state which is causing strains on many household budgets. CCPC released a new video and Case Study about the importance of affordably priced homes in our communities, specifically when it comes to families. Learn more.

GVF AwardsTransportation Awards — Professionalism & Leadership in Chesco

May 23, 2023

Steve Buck and Alex Sankaran of CCPC's Multimodal Planning Division were recently recognized as "Top TDM Professionals Under 40" at the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association's Annual Meeting. Additionally, Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline received the 2023 Elected Official Award for her leadership and dedication to the GVF Board. Learn more.

Transportation EventFollowing Up: 2023 Transportation Forum

May 23, 2023

CCPC's 2023 Transportation Forum was held on May 9 focusing on the county's Public Transportation Plan Update and Trails Master Plan. It was a great turnout, welcoming more than 50 attendees in-person and virtually to discuss and provide feedback on the county's public transportation planning initiatives! See the recap.

Success StoryCelebrating History in Coatesville

May 22, 2023

The City of Coatesville honored the life and contributions of Dr. Whittier C. Atkinson — Chester County's first black physician and a true trailblazer of his time — with a street dedication and ceremony on April 23. Check out the follow up.

TYCTWDChester County Takes Part in "Take Your Child to Work Day"

May 15, 2023

Chester County government hosted more than 90 children of county staff members as part of Take Your Child to Work Day on April 27. It was an exciting and informative day for those who attended, and we look forward to hosting again next year! Check out CCPC's recap, including a fun drone video.

VPP2023 VPP Round 1 Recipients

May 12, 2023

Congratulations to the Round 1 recipients of Chester County's 2023 Vision Partnership Program, including cash grants to the municipalities of East Whiteland Township and West Goshen Township! Learn more.

April 2023

APA ToursPlanners Visit ChesCo during APA's National Planning Conference

April 26, 2023

More than 4,000 planners came together in Philadelphia during the American Planning Association's 2023 National Planning Conference. Some of CCPC's staff participated in the conference, leading mobile workshops and other sessions throughout the region. Learn more.

AwardsTransportation Awards — Nearly $12 Million Received by ChesCo

April 25, 2023

Chester County municipalities were recently awarded nearly $12 million through the Department of Community and Economic Development's Local Share Account and Multimodal Transportation Fund. Learn more about the awards.

Metrics2022 Metrics Released — Post Pandemic Recovery

April 25, 2023

In addition to the Success Stories, CCPC tracks a variety of metrics pertaining to the six goals of Landscapes3 each year. Despite much of 2022 focusing on recovering from the pandemic, the metrics proved that Chester County continues to thrive in many ways! Check out some highlights.

POSTOpen Space Preservation Efforts Remain Strong in ChesCo

April 24, 2023

The county's Protected Open Space Tracking system reported that 30.7% of the county's land had been protected by the end of 2022. While this increase might not be as significant as in the past, it shows that land preservation efforts continue to remain a priority for Chester County! See the POST summary.

Housing Report2022 Housing Report Released

April 21, 2023

CCP's Senior Housing & Economic Planner recently presented the 2022 Housing Report, drawing focus to some of the recent data and findings from this past year. Check out the summary to learn more.

Planners ForumSpring 2023 Planners' Forum

April 21, 2023

CCPC's Spring Planners' Forum welcomed more than 80 attendees to learn about and discuss topics such as office park reinvention, planning for equitable community greening, and the expansion of passenger rail on March 29! Learn more.

Earth Day EventsEarth Day 2023 Events in Chester County

April 18, 2023

This Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day! We've compiled a list of some Earth Day events taking place throughout Chester County — from tree plantings to community cleanup activities. Check out the list to see what's taking place near you.

Success Stories2022 Landscapes3 Success Stories Released

April 18, 2023

The Chester County Planning Commission released the 2022 Landscapes3 Success Stories, highlighting just a snapshot of the many positive initiatives that took place across Chester County this past year! Learn more.

March 2023

KCCB VestsKeep Chester County Beautiful Launches Spring Giveaway

March 27, 2023

The county's Keep Chester County Beautiful program is featuring a Spring Giveaway to help a selected volunteer group get started with a cleanup event in Chester County this spring. The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. on April 2. View Guidelines and learn more.

eToolsIntroducing Two New eTools

March 24, 2023

CCPC is excited to share two new eTools — Solar Energy Systems Zoning and Sign Regulations. View a summary of the eTools and check out some examples.

WoodlandsNew Webpage Provides Resources for Woodlands & Tree Protection

March 23, 2023

CCPC launched a new webpage with information to assist in the protection and expansion of the county's wooded areas, tree canopies, and individual trees. Learn more and check out the webpage.

NonResidentialReport2022 Non-residential Construction Report Released

March 17, 2023

CCPC's Senior Housing and Economic Planner recently presented the results of the 2022 Non-residential Construction Report, concluding that 31 non-residential projects were completed in Chester County in 2022 for a total of 963,413 square feet. Learn more.

Richard DrakeMeet Our New Technical Services Specialist

March 16, 2023

Our Design & Technology division covers a range of tasks — from technical services and graphics to GIS and mapping. We are excited to welcome CCPC's new Technical Services Specialist, Richard Drake! Meet Richard.

Beth IntocciaBeth Intoccia Named Volunteer of the Year

March 2, 2023

At this week's public meeting, the Chester County Commissioners presented Beth Intoccia of Litter Lifters of West Vincent Township with a citation, recognizing her as a Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Affiliate Volunteer of the Year. Beth was nominated for the award by Keep Chester County Beautiful for her dedication and passion towards helping the environment. Learn more.

February 2023

Transportation SurveyTrails Master Plan — Take the Survey!

February 28, 2023

Because of the increased demand for trails over recent years, the Chester County Planning Commission is developing a Trails Master Plan to establish a vision for an interconnected, multi-use trail network in Chester County. The plan will layout the framework and design for the county's future trails, priority connections, equitable access, funding, and other important factors. Learn more about the project and take the survey.

Economy Report2022 Economy Report

February 27, 2023

Each year CCPC releases an economy report with information to help guide Chester County's future growth. Check out the summary to learn more.

Annual Report2022 Annual Report Released

February 24, 2023

CCPC saw another great year of successful Landscapes3 implementation in 2022, including a new Sustainability Division and various other initiatives. The 2022 Annual Report highlights some of these initiatives! Check out the summary to learn more.

247 Review2022 Act 247 Reviews

February 23, 2023

CCPC recently wrapped up the Act 247 Reviews for 2022 which includes a comprehensive report on all Subdivision, Land Development, and Conditional Use Review Activity, as well as Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan Review Activity in Chester County. Check out the summary to learn more.

Andy WrightMeet CCPC's New Board Member

February 20, 2023

Each member of CCPC's Board brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, and we are excited to welcome our newest addition, Andy Wright! Andy is a familiar face to many as he worked in CCPC's Act 247 Review Division from 1996 to 1999. Learn more about Andy.

ModenaModena Adopts New Comprehensive Plan

February 17, 2023

CCPC recently assisted the Borough of Modena with the adoption of their new Comprehensive Plan, serving as the consultant through the county's Vision Partnership Program. The plan provides the Borough with a clear and concise roadmap to implement issues most pressing for the community over the next 10-15 years. Learn more.

January 2023

VPPAg Production in Local Communities

January 26, 2023

Public interest in local food has increased significantly over recent years and because of this, many municipalities are receiving more requests for ag businesses or at-home food production. Check out this month's featured eTools to learn about backyard chicken keeping, Controlled-Environment Agriculture, and the Ag Council's latest info sheets. Learn more.

VPP2023 Vision Partnership Program Round One

January 25, 2023

We are excited to announce that the first round of the 2023 Vision Partnership Program (VPP), Chester County's municipal planning grant program, opens on 2/1! Learn more about the program.

Sally WarrenMeet Sally Warren

January 25, 2023

With a few decades of volunteer experience on the municipal level, we are excited to welcome CCPC's newest member to the Admin Team, Sally Warren! Sally has been able to hit the ground running as she understands some of what CCPC does. Learn more about Sally.

Missing MiddleNew Guide Supports "Missing Middle Housing" in Chester County

January 25, 2023

CCPC released a new guide to help municipalities implement "Missing Middle Housing" throughout Chester County's communities. The guide features information about missing middle such as challenges and opportunities, recent data and examples, and tips for getting started. See the guide.

CoatesvilleRevitalization in Coatesville

January 25, 2023

It's an invigorating time for the City of Coatesville as nearly $200 million in projects are either underway or planned through various public and private investments! Check out some of the projects.

Farm ShowChester County Farmers and Producers Earn Accolades at the Pennsylvania Farm Show

January 18, 2023

Chester County farmers and producers received high marks from Pennsylvania Farm Show judges in Harrisburg last week, resulting in an impressive array of medals and ribbons in the show's 107th year of operation. Learn more.

Landscapes3Recapping 2022 and Setting Goals for 2023

January 5, 2023

It was yet another challenging pandemic year, but the Chester County Planning Commission continued to move forward successfully implementing Landscapes3 and planning for Chester County's future. Check out achievements from 2022 and see what's happening in 2023.