2022 Fall Planners' Forum

Posted September 12, 2022


The Chester County Planning Commission will host the 2022 Fall Planners' Forum at the Nth Solutions Corporate Office in Coatesville and via Zoom from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18. The forum will touch on current topics such as Coatesville’s new initiatives, affordable housing development, and ag economic planning.

Presentations will feature Sonia Huntzinger, Executive Director of Second Century Alliance, who will describe the exciting economic development initiatives and projects in Coatesville; Kathryn Evans, Executive Director of Church Housing Corporation, who will provide a developer's perspective on working with local municipalities on affordable housing; and Hillary Krummrich, Chester County Agricultural Development Director, who will highlight ways local municipalities can implement the county's new ag economic development strategy.

The first half hour of the event will serve as networking time, where those joining the meeting virtually will be placed into breakout rooms to chat with other planners, while the in-person attendees will be able to network at Nth Solutions. After the presentations conclude at 9:30 a.m., there will be an opportunity to stay on the call or in-person to connect with anyone else who is participating.

The Planners' Forum provides a great opportunity to hear about current planning issues, share ideas with fellow planners, and learn how to get involved.

After the forum for guests attending in-person, a tour of the nth Innovation Center will be offered. Please join us to learn about the combination of an adaptive reuse of a long-abandoned 1902 former Lukens Steel office building with a new 20,000 sq ft office building that includes an engineering lab, and manufacturing facility. The building is located in a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) and a Keystone Innovative Zone. It was the first QOZ real estate project in Chester County. It was also the first major privately funded commercial development in the City of Coatesville in over 50 years!