Before any new development can begin in West Chester, developers must first make a stop before West Chester's Planning Commission. To understand why exactly, I reached out to Planning Commission Chair Jason Birl.
West Chester Weekly News Roundup: Mar. 3, 2023
Residents near the old Burger King on High Street were notified last month plans are proceeding for the property. What’s happening and how to be the first to get all the details. Plus, Restaurant Inspection violations spike in February, and Mayday is open! I get a first look at West Chester’s newest coffee shop.
Dig in: Community Garden Space Open to West Chester Gardeners
Say hello, to your own little piece of the Borough. West End Community Garden located on W. Gay Street kitty corner from St. Agnes has two spots open this year and so does the West Chester Green Team. “This is a rare and coveted situation!” the community gardeners told me this week.
Holy, Mother of Compost, I Think We’ve Finally Got a Solution
Some exciting news for those of you patiently waiting for a compost collection service willing to collect in the borough – the wait is over! Beginning this week Mother Compost, a locally-owned, female-run food waste collection service currently servicing the Main Line, is accepting West Chester customers.
West Chester Weekly News Roundup: Feb. 24, 2023
After years of back and forth and broken promises, another compost collection service is ready to take on the Borough - but can they really handle us? I get all the details. Plus, Restaurant Week starts Sunday and wow, these menus, Rustin’s taking home all the bragging rights and a new vintage clothing store opens downtown. Only this time it’s Ts and sports apparel. Who’s ready? Let’s catch up.
It’s Plan B for West Chester’s Stream Protection Fee
In 2016 West Chester Borough introduced a Stream Protection fee to fund state-mandated stormwater projects. The fee, based on impervious surface, is levied against all landowners in the Borough. However, West Chester University felt as a non-profit entity it shouldn't have to pay and sued - here's what happened next.