As flooding gets worse around the borough, West Chester has money to spend - but does it have a master plan to fix the problem? A look at what is planned for this year. Plus, two fifth graders organize a rally for Ukraine's kids and it seems my concerns over West Chester's coffee shop shortage may soon be over. Wishing everyone a happy Easter but before we get there - let's catch up.
Why is it that the School District, more than any other local institution, brings the national debates to our doorstep? This week I break down the latest controversy. Plus, one of West Chester’s more neglected neighborhoods is being marketed as a high-end development opportunity. What's this mean for affordable housing in the Borough? Plus, events are back, baby! Check out the many ways you can lose yourself this weekend.
While West Chester gets ready for a big local election cycle, West Chester Area School District releases its preliminary 2021-22 budget and spoiler alert - it looks like another tax increase is in our future. Plus, what it's like to rent in West Chester and exactly how many people do it - I was shocked - and a new public arts program looks to bring music to your Sundays. Mid-May. Can you believe it? No, but here we are.
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?
Say goodbye to the old Daily Local headquarters, construction begins on the new West Chester Crossing. The West Chester Area School District shares their plan to vaccinate teachers and a new small business grant opportunity. Plus, has anyone heard of this West Chester game store? Apparently they have over 3000 titles. Take that Game Stop. Who's ready? Let's begin.
Before we leave 2020 to be officially dissected in the history books, I wanted to follow up on one last thing - the Borough real estate tax increase. To meet 2021 fiscal responsibilities Borough Council enacted a six percent tax increase on all taxable property in the Borough - but exactly how much is a six percent increase going to cost? Here’s how to find out.