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Have a Best Practice? Want to Share? The PA Chapter of APA wants to share your success stories with others. Send us your best practices – planning, zoning, development, open space, housing, economic development, trails, whatever it might be – and we’ll evaluate it for adding to our website.

Want to get involved but not sure how?  We need planners to help evaluate best practice submittals to see if they should be shared with everyone and put on our website. If interested, contact Brian O’Leary at boleary@chesco.org.

John C. Anderson Apartments

posted on July 6th, 2016  |  Read more

2015 Planning Achievement Award – Advancing Diversity and Social Change John C. Anderson Apartments Wallace, Roberts & Todd, Pennrose Development, Dr. Magnus Hershfeld Fund The John C. Anderson Apartments is the first senior citizen housing project build by and for the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender (LGBT) community in Pennsylvania and only the third in the nation.  It serves   

PA Turnpike Corridor Reinvestment Project

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2015 Planning Excellence Aware – Best Practice PA Turnpike Corridor Reinvestment Project Montgomery County Planning Commission The Turnpike corridor project holistically combined transportation design with economic development and land use planning to promote revitalization of 7 older suburban business parks located along the PA Turnpike but lacking good access.  The project created a new land   

Paoli Road Improvement Feasibility Study & Public Participation Project

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2015 Planning Excellence Award – Public Outreach Paoli Road Improvement Feasibility Study & Public Participation Project McMahon Associates, Town Planning Partnership, Glackin Thomas Panzak, Meliora Design, Stell Environmental Enterprises, Greater Valley Forge TMA, Tredyffrin Township The study of transportation solutions for Paoli Road in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, involved a remarkable level of public involvement:   

Building on Strength: Economic Development Strategic Plan for the City of Lancaster

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2015 Planning Excellence Award – Plan Other Than a Comprehensive Plan Building on Strength: Economic Development Strategic Plan for the City of Lancaster Lancaster City Alliance, City of Lancaster, Lancaster County Planning Commission, Mahan Rykiel Associates, Arnett Muldrow & Associates, RGS Associates The Lancaster economic development plan does as the name suggests.  It builds on   

Upper Lawrenceville Community Visioning and Targeted Development Strategy Study

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2015 Planning Excellence Award – Plan Other Than a Comprehensive Plan Upper Lawrenceville Community Visioning and Targeted Development Strategy Study evolveEA, Fourth Economy Consulting, The Design Center of Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville Corporation, Lawrenceville United The upper part (10th Ward) of Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood is starting to get the development energy that transformed the central and lower   

Montgomery County Comprehensive Plan – Montco 2040: A Shared Vision

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2015 Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan Montgomery County Comprehensive Plan – Montco 2040: A Shared Vision Montgomery County Planning Commission The Montgomery County Comprehensive Plan was adopted in January 2015 after a dynamic two-year community visioning process.  All research, outreach, marketing, and plan preparation work was done by the county planning staff.  The   

Moving Toward Shared Responsibility for Population Health – Incorporating Health in All Policies

posted on March 14th, 2016  |  Read more

Moving Toward Shared Responsibility for Population Health; Incorporating Health in All PoliciesWalkWorks – Incorporating Health in all Policies – PA Dept of Health 2016 WalkWorks an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Health implemented in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. WalkWorks targets counties with key health indicators and engages