UPDATE on Landscapes3 - Chester County's New Comprehensive Plan

Heather Diemer - Wednesday, June 06, 2018


6/29/18 UPDATE: Review draft materials and submit comments by 7/31/18. 

Back in April, we gave an overview of the new comprehensive plan (Landscapes3) coming to Chester County. Since then we attended a meeting led by Brian O’Leary, Executive Director of the Chester County Planning Commission (CPCC) and wanted to update everyone on the development of Landscapes3.

The CCPC anticipates a population increase of 146,000 people by 2045 as well as 55,000 more homes and 80,000 more jobs.  Therefore, this plan update is required to provide guidance for municipalities on growth and preservation, guide government actions and provide assistance on issues that transcend municipal boundaries.

What Are the Key Issues?

Challenges facing Chester County include:

  • How to best acquire and manage open space
  • Transportation
  • Stream impairment
  • Zoning Flexibility

What’s Next?

Recommendations and specific action items of the plan will be released during the Summer of 2018 with adoption of the plan anticipated by the end of the year. 

It was also noted that the County-wide Act 167 plan would soon be revised by the County Water Resources department.

Want to Know More?

The presentation from the meeting can be viewed here and more information can be found on the CPCC website

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