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Planning Commission (PC)

Committee Members:

Susan Lacy, Chair
Term to expire 12/31/2018.

Gary McEwen, Vice-Chair
Term to expire 12/31/2017.

Leslie Siebert, Secretary
Term to expire 12/31/2017.

Melissa Needles, Member
Term to expire 12/31/2019.

Terry Schmidt, Member
Term to expire 12/31/2019.

Troy Stacey, Member
Term to expire 12/31/2019.

Bob Witters, Member
Term to expire 12/31/2020.

Mike Reinert, Township Engineer

Jennifer McConnell, Township Engineer

The Planning Commission is the advisory body to the Board of Supervisors on subdivision and land development applications, zoning and subdivision ordinance amendments, comprehensive planning projects, and other works as provided in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.

Meeting Dates

The Planning Commission has meetings on the following days:

  • Workshops (when needed) – not held unless necessary due to the Zoning Ordinance Update Multi-Municipal Task Force meetings (see below for dates).  Dates/times as announced.

  • Regular Meetings – 4th Thursday January-October at 7:00 pm; 2nd Thursday November & December at 7:oo pm.  Reorganization meeting is held in January of each year.

    ** NOTE:  the November 9, 2017 meeting has been CANCELED due to lack of agenda.**

Click here for the complete 2017 meeting schedule, including filing deadlines.

 

  • The Zoning Ordinance Update Multi-Municipal Task Force has meetings separate from the Regular Planning Commission meetings.  Township-related meetings are held at the Township Administration Building (unless otherwise specified) at 7:00 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from January-June.  Meetings were on hiatus over the summer and early fall for Brandywine Conservancy to draft a proposed Zoning Update ordinance.  Meetings resume on November 15, 2017.
    Click here for the April 20, 2016 Agenda.  Meeting will be held at Borough Hall, 71 Pequea Avenue.
    Click here for the May 4, 2016 Agenda.
    Click here for the July 20, 2016 Agenda.

Filing Deadlines

For formal plans:  12 business days prior to the Regular Planning Commission meeting.
For sketch plans:  5 business days prior to the Regular Planninng Commission meeting.

Click here for the complete 2017 meeting schedule, including filing deadlines.

Chester County Planning Commission Comprehensive Plan Update:  Landscapes3 

The Chester County Planning Commission continues to advance its development of Landscapes3, the next comprehensive plan for the county.  The public was surveyed between May 15 and June 30, 2017.  The Landscapes3 Steering Committee is currently holding its meetings.

The first public meeting for Landscapes3 will be held on October 26, 2017 at the West Whiteland Township Building located at 101 Commerce Drive, Exton, PA 19341. There will be an open house style presentation from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., with a presentation on the progress to date and next steps at 6:30 p.m. A formal public comment period will follow the presentation; however, there will be multiple ways in which to comment during the open house period.

Click here for more information.  Questions?  Contact Planning Services Director, Susan Elks, at selks@chesco.org.

Landscapes3 will provide continuity to the Landscapes legacy and its implementation, while recommending additional ways to keep Chester County great.  Visit the Chester County Planning Commission page for more information.

 

Honey Brook Township Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan organizes the objectives of Honey Brook Township and provides direction for the community over the ensuing 20 years, with a review after 10 years.  The 2006 Comprehensive Plan was updated in 2015 as a Multi-Municipal Plan with Honey Brook Borough.  The Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan was adopted with Resolution 4-2015 at the Regular Board of Supervisors meeting on July 8, 2015.

Honey Brook Township and Borough Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan 2015.

Honey Brook Township and Borough Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan Appendices 2015.

Previous comprehensive plans are available for review at the Township Administration Office.

 

Development Updates (as of October 19, 2017*):

Lot Line changes completed (recorded):

  • Mike France/Karyn Jones subdivision, one lot off North Birdell Road.

 

Subdivisions or land developments under construction:

  • Tel Hai – land development on Cherry Drive (Maple Knoll Townhomes).
  • Honey Brook Community Church, land development on Horseshoe Pike (just east of the Borough).
  • Mountainview, 93 single-family dwellings located off Plumwood Road (accessed via Mountainview Road in Caernarvon Township in Lancaster County).  Note:  Roads have been dedicated; some improvements remain.
  • Village Greene-Phase I (New Village Greene Drive), 19 Townhomes located off Route 322 (near the eastern township line).
  • Village Greene-Phase II (New Village Greene Drive), 26 townhomes located off Route 322 (near the eastern township line).
  • Tel Hai Phase 4 East – Cottages on Bay Tree Court, off Treeline Drive in Tel Hai.
  • Faulkner, 4 lots off Dampman Road—private street, Locust Drive. 
  • Tel Hai Phase 4 West – Stonecroft Building E, independent living apartments off Treeline Drive in Tel Hai.
  • Swampy Hollow Manufacturing land development, 16/56 Westbrooke Drive (off Route 322 north of the Borough in McConnell Business Park).
  • King’s Tables building expansion, 175 Westbrook Drive (off Rte. 322 north of the Borough in McConnell Business Park).
  • Stoltzfus Storage, land development on Reservoir Road.

 

Conditionally Approved subdivisions or land development plans working to meet final plan conditions and preparing for establishment of public improvements escrow (where required):

  • Riehl LP land development, Westbrooke Drive.
  • Ford/Olsen, land development on Horseshoe Pike near Cupola Road.
  • Poplar Realty/Penn Wynne (Tabas Tract), Chestnut Ridge Phase I–42 of 128 single-family dwellings proposed at Chestnut Tree and Grieson Roads.
  • Village Greene-Phase III, (New Village Greene Drive), 22 townhomes located off Route 322 (near the eastern township line).
  • Westbrooke IP subdivision, four lots off an extension of Westbrooke Drive.
  • Craig Howe and Schnure Manufacturing, lot add-on plan on Suplee Road.
  • Lester Stoltzfus, land development on West Walnut Road.
  • Northwestern Chester County Municipal Authority (NCCMA), land development on Dampman Road.

 

Subdivision and land development plans under review:

  • Pleasantview Welding, land development on Route 322 (north of the Borough).
  • Christian Fisher, two-lot subdivision on Cambridge Road.
  • Wilson Estate, two-lot subdivision on Suplee Road.
  • Edward R. Givler and Patricia I. Patton, lot add-on plan on Mill Road and Rte. 322.
  • Shane and Kathryn Ware, land development on Twin County Road.

 

*This list is subject to change.

 

Last update:  November 7, 2017.