July 2024

L3Appreciating and Living in Chester County

July 19, 2024

We're continuing to highlight some of the most notable achievements of Landscapes3 over the last five years as part of the plan's assessment. Check out how the county has fulfilled the Appreciate and Live goals.

Ag GuideNew Agricultural Landscapes Design Guide Released

July 19, 2024

The latest and final Landscapes design guide in CCPC's series has been released! Check out the new Agricultural Landscapes Design Guide!

CarolineMeet Our New Intern

July 16, 2024

We're excited to introduce our Sustainability Intern, Caroline Deyrup! Meet Caroline.

June 2024

AngelaMeet our New Admin Support Staff

June 26, 2024

We are thrilled to introduce Angela, the newest member of our Admin team here at the Chester County Planning Commission! Meet Angela.

BoardCCPC Board Tours Upland Park

June 26, 2024

This month our Board held a special off-site meeting at the Barn at Upland Park, where they toured the property before hosting their monthly meeting agenda. See the follow up.

VPP MiniGrantVPP Rolling Mini-Grants Now Available

June 25, 2024

We're excited to share a new opportunity for municipalities to apply for Rolling Mini-Grants through the county's Vision Partnership Program! Learn more and apply.

L3Reflecting on 5 Years of Landscapes3: Preserving and Protecting Our Environment

June 25, 2024

We're highlighting some of the most notable achievements of Landscapes3 over the last five years as part of the plan's assessment. Check out how the county has fulfilled the Preserve and Protect goals.

May 2024

Town ToursChester County Announces 30th Annual Town Tours & Village Walks Program

May 23, 2024

Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz and Eric Roe are pleased to announce details of the 2024 Town Tours & Village Walks program, kicking-off at the Chester County History Center in West Chester on Thursday evening, June 6. Learn more.

HOA SummitFollowing Up: Sustainability Summit for HOAs

May 20, 2024

CCPC's Sustainability Division hosted a Sustainability Summit for those living in, working with, or serving on the Board of Homeowners' Associations across Chester County on Tuesday, April 30. Read more.

VPP2024 VPP Round 1 Recipients

May 20, 2024

Congratulations to the first round of recipients for the 2024 Vision Partnership Program! They include Kennett Square Borough, Malvern Borough, Upper Uwchlan Township, and New Garden Township. Read about their projects.

L3Five Years of Landscapes3

May 17, 2024

Chester County's Comprehensive Plan, Landscapes3, has reached the midpoint of its ten-year lifespan and seen significant success since its adoption in 2018. See the overview and take our L3 trends survey.

Elise DavisMeet Our New Community Planner

May 17, 2024

From intern to full-time staff member, we are excited to welcome Elise Davis to CCPC's Community Planning Division! Learn more about Elise.

Heritage TourismChester County Commissioners Adopt New Heritage Tourism Plan

May 9, 2024

Chester County Commissioners recently adopted a new Heritage Tourism Plan that encourages all communities in the county to share stories that highlight their identity and history — which will support local and regional preservation, conservation, tourism, and quality of life. Learn more.

April 2024

Housing2023 Housing Report

April 29, 2024

The 2023 Housing Report highlights data on the latest housing prices, affordability, and new units constructed across Chester County. Check it out.

awardsTransportation Awards

April 23, 2024

Chester County projects received nearly $5 million in funding through PA Department of Community and Economic Development's Multimodal Transportation Fund Program! Learn more.

JacobsonMeet CCPC's Sustainability Intern, Heather Jacobson

April 22, 2024

In her search for an internship relating to sustainability, Heather fit in perfectly with CCPC's new Sustainability Division. Meet our intern, Heather Jacobson!

Farm GuideChester County's 2024 Farm Guide Now Available

April 19, 2024

Whether you're on the hunt for locally-grown produce, a fun weekend activity, or you want to learn a little more about agriculture, one of Chester County's important industries, the annual Chester County Farm Guide has it all! Check it out!

POSTOpen Space Numbers Continue to Grow in Chesco

April 18, 2024

Each year CCPC tracks and reports the amount of protected open space in Chester County. According to the 2023 POST report, 151,000 acres, or 31.1% of the county is now protected as open space. Learn more.

America250PAAmerica250 PA Update — Join the Journey

April 17, 2024

Many nonprofits, businesses, government agencies, municipal commissions, Elected Officials, and individuals have already jumped on board to make the nation's 250th in 2026 a celebration with a purpose. Find out more and get involved.

SS4ASafe Streets and Roads for All Grant Program

April 15, 2024

Project submissions are now open for the Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program. This 5-billion-dollar, 5-year program makes federal funds available to local, county, and regional agencies to create safety plans. Learn more.

sol smartChester County Earns "SolSmart Gold" Recognition for Solar Energy Leadership

April 2, 2024

Chester County Government has received national gold level SolSmart recognition for encouraging the growth of clean, affordable solar energy at the local level. Check it out!

March 2024

Village GuideCCPC Releases Village Preservation Guide

March 26, 2024

We're excited to share our new Village Preservation Guide, which illustrates key design and planning principles for the county's historic villages. Learn more and view the guide.

Kennett ConnectionsPlanning Kennett Connections

March 26, 2024

Kennett Square Borough, Kennett Township, and East Marlborough Township received a grant through the county's Vision Partnership Program to help fund their plan for the future of the region's walking and biking trails. Learn about Planning Kennett Connections.

aerial2023 Non-residential Construction Report Released

March 21, 2024

CCPC's Senior Housing and Economic Planner, Libby Horwitz, recently presented the results of the county's 2023 Non-residential Construction Report. Learn more.

Frank FurmanMeet CCPC's New Board Member

March 19, 2024

We are excited to welcome CCPC's newest Board Member, Frank Furman! Learn more.

Volunteer AwardCounty Commissioners Recognize Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful's Chester County Volunteer of the Year

March 14, 2024

Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz, and Eric Roe presented a citation this week to Kelly McDowell, who was named Volunteer of the Year through the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful statewide program. Learn more.

February 2024

Development ActivityWrapping Up — 2023 Development Activity

February 29, 2024

CCPC saw a rebound in proposed residential development activity in 2023, when compared to 2022. An overview of the county's 2023 development activity was recently provided by CCPC's Act 247 Review crew. See more info.

Rural Design GuideCCPC Releases Rural Landscapes Design Guide

February 21, 2024

CCPC's latest design guide features design elements and recommendations for development within the county's rural landscapes. Check it out.

Annual ReportCCPC Releases 2023 Annual Report

February 21, 2024

CCPC's 2023 Annual Report shows yet another successful year of Landscapes3 implementation throughout Chester County! This year marked the program's 5th anniversary. See some highlights.

Gwen DuliMeet CCPC's New Graphics Specialist

February 13, 2024

We're excited to welcome CCPC's new Graphics Specialist to the team, Guinevere (Gwen) Duli! Learn more.

January 2024

Solar EventFollowing Up: Solar Adopter's Conference

January 25, 2024

Chesco's Environmental and Energy Advisory Board and partners hosted a Solar Adopter's Conference on January 18 where presenters discussed the ways in which solar technology and incentives can provide environmental and cost saving benefits for businesses and organizations. Learn more.

ReinvesmentNew Resource for Reinvestment Opportunities

January 23, 2024

CCPC released a new online resource for municipalities looking to discover potential redevelopment and reinvestment opportunities within their communities. Learn more.

BlackburnMeet CCPC's New Heritage Preservation Coordinator

January 17, 2024

CCPC helps to tell the story of Chester County's past in various ways. We are excited to welcome our new Heritage Preservation Coordinator to carry out this task, David Blackburn! Learn more.

L3 LogoClosing 2023 and Planning for 2024 through Landscapes3

January 4, 2024

Over the past five years Landscapes3 has served the community by providing a strong planning foundation for partners around the county. Learn about the progress made in 2023 (and over the last five years) as we make our way into 2024 and plan for the future of Chester County.