If last summer was all about the art, this summer it’s the outdoor concert. This week Borough Council voted to allow live outdoor music downtown – what will and won’t be accepted. Plus, what’s behind the scaffolding on Gay Street and the future of West Chester’s finances as told by the parking revenue. Parking is heating up. So is summer. Enjoy it while you can – but first, let’s catch up.
West Chester is proposing changes to the guest parking permit system that would eliminate hundreds of permits from circulation. Will this free up spaces for residents? Plus, Gay Street is set to close next week, we look at how restaurants and retailers are filling open positions. The West Chester Public Library Summer Reading program kicks off on Saturday. Always my sign as a kid summer was here. Grab a lemonade and let’s catch up.
Sure, zoning might not be the most exciting topic out there but these changes could affect your drinking, your parking and your property values. So, maybe worth a few minutes of your time?
Good news, West Chester! It looks like the proposed tax increase will go down again. Borough finance teams have been hard at work, and they have a new number for you. See where we are now. Plus, the Business Improvement District is looking for another five years, we get an update on the Borough’s parking situation – and there’s a new pizza place for you to try! Let’s get started.
A jaw-dropping Borough Finance committee meeting leads to a number of surprising revelations, but no real answers to the budget problems. Plus, restaurants get ready for expanded indoor occupancy just in time for fall and West Chester Area School District navigates the best way to teach a sensitive subject remotely. Let’s take a moment, before we begin.
Coronavirus has not hit its peak, the Borough of West Chester is nearly out of money, and I am nearly out of my COVID-19 wine stash, but we say hello to a new chief of police, furloughed employees get their benefits back and good news for the Everhart Park playground project. This week has some good to go with your bad as self-isolation rages on.
West Chester Area School District’s plan to save $2.3 million a year – and all they have to do is write a letter. Plus, new parking restrictions, the Borough Summer Program is finally(!) complete, and a local institution gets a second chance 10-months after it was forced to closed. Ready? Let’s get started.
West Chester borough receives plans for a new hotel, the school district gets into the life skills business, and we say goodbye to a pub that just couldn’t hold on for the new year. Plus, Everhart Park wants your thoughts on their new playground. The 2020s are here. Grab that leftover champagne and let’s dive in.
Parking problems get real when residents weigh in with their concerns, another downtown building is sold for office space and the Park Department presents its list of 2020 improvements. See who is getting what. Plus, the great Chili Cook-off is this weekend. Grab a spoon and let’s get going.
Could it be happening? A new entertainment complex that tailors to both adults and kids? Plus, changes to garage fees, Borough Council looks to add a discrimination policy, and what’s planned for the old Yale Electric Lighting building. Ok, it’s time. Grab that pumpkin spice latte and let’s get going,