WEST CHESTER, PA — The Chester County Commissioners recognized the efforts of leadership, board members and staff of the Chester County Planning Commission at a recent Sunshine public meeting, noting national and regional accolades for Landscapes3, Chester County’s newly adopted long-range comprehensive plan. Landscapes3 has received a national award from the American Planning Association (APA) County Planning Division and an Achievement Award in Planning from the National Association of Counties (NACo).
Additionally, GVF presented Chester County with the Public Leadership Award at its May annual meeting, based on the newly adopted Landscapes3 Plan and the County’s support of smart transportation options.
The APA presented Chester County with an Award of Excellence in the Comprehensive Plan – Large Jurisdiction category for Landscapes3 at the APA National Conference in San Francisco, California in mid-April.
Chester County will receive recognition for the NACo Achievement Award at the NACo Conference being held in Las Vegas, Nevada in July.
“It’s an honor to receive awards for our new comprehensive plan,” said Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline. “The Landscapes program has a history of winning awards at the national and regional levels and Landscapes3 continues that legacy.
“Planning is a key part of everything we undertake for our residents, and these awards are a validation of the value of sound planning,” Commissioner Kichline added.
Landscapes3 seeks to balance preservation and growth across the county’s landscapes in six goal areas: Preserve, Protect, Appreciate, Live, Prosper, and Connect. The plan recommits to core principles that will position the county and its municipalities for success, including resource preservation, revitalized urban and suburban centers, housing diversity, transportation choices, collaboration, and resiliency.
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